Humans have a primeval capability to smell prey, enjoy the hunt, and seek out the alpha.
In the modern world, where dinner can be hunted at Trader Joe's, our primeval traits still come out when we’re on the hunt for a mate — I mean, a date. Young or old, we can sniff out a few specific traits in our prey that instantly raises our hackles: desperation, bitterness, and loneliness.
And you know what we do when we get a whiff of those things? We run far, far away.
It’s ironic that when we're feeling our worst, we most desperately want someone to swoop in, pay attention to us, take us out, and tell us we’re pretty.
You know those slumps — when you’re bombarded by stress from work, your family is making you nutty, or your friends are acting like mean girls.
Next thing you know, it’s been months since you’ve had a real date and can’t fit into the five outfits you normally rotate through. You’re exhausted. Your hair never does what you want it to. Netflix is your lover. Adopting a cat seems like a viable next move.
Like pouring salt on the friggin’ wound, this slump keeps building until you find yourself standing atop Negativity Mountain. You’re pissed off at the world and having a hard time keeping a good attitude or even just seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
On the flip side of this spectrum, when we're loving life, feeling carefree and happy, and focusing on ourselves — suddenly the “Hey, how have you been?” texts start pouring in.
What gives?! When you need a date, you get nada. And yet when you stop giving a sh*t, you get that hotline bling.
So how do you get there? These tips will help you find your happy and be your best self. Once you get there, you’ll have to fight ’em off with a stick. Here are the five qualities of incredibly attractive people (and we don't just mean physically):