The dating world can get a tad bit ridiculous out there, in an already chaotic universe. So if you’re trying to gain the attention of someone whose sparked your interest or simply just trying to get the advantage the next time you’re out on the prowl – here’s the Top 10 Flirting Tips Backed by Scientific Inquiry.

1) Be Affectionate

Being decisive and direct with your touch while interacting with others may lead to their increased compliance in your flirtatious requests. Touch plays a role in how we create and shape our meaning and understanding of our relationships with others. Remember that affection is highly correlated with overall partner and relationship satisfaction – your first move could hold lasting impressions (Gulledge et al., 2003).

10 Flirting Tips Backed By Science