by SELF Staffers

 Now that the sun’s back in the picture, you’re more open to some guy attention, a new study in the journal Social Influence suggests. Research has shown that sunlight increases serotonin levels, boosting your mood, which can make you happy to accept even bad one-liners. So we say: Start flirting now! Love expert Lauren Frances shares her tips.

Tip #1: Be where the guys are.



Street fairs

The beer garden

 Get outside and show your confidence!

Tip #2: Be proactive.

 Signal your attraction first so he knows it’s OK to approach.

But don’t be creepy! Which leads us to…

Tip #3: Dish a compliment.

Break the ice with something specific.

“Cool sneakers!” or “Nice watch!”

But no one likes a Snarky Sue. Smile to show you aren’t being sarcastic!

Tip #4: Mirror his actions.

Is he leaning in? Nodding energetically?

Match his level of enthusiasm to show you’re in sync.

Tip #5: Suggestion a follow-up.

If you’re interested, show him by offering up a get together.

One Lauren Frances, our expert, loves: “Let’s get tea sometime!” It’s less threatening than a drink, more interesting than coffee.

But in all: Don’t overthink! You’re in the sun, you’re flirting: Just enjoy.

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