9 Small But Effective Gestures That Make People Instantly Drawn To You

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While you certainly don't have to spend your entire day trying to win people over, or worrying about the opinions of everyone you meet, there are times when knowing how to draw people to you can come in handy. Often all you need to do is send out friendly vibes with a few simple gestures. And just like that, you'll be creating more positive connections.

"Life is all about networking these days," Michelle Fraley, MA, WPCC, certified life coach and relationship expert, tells Bustle. When you make an effort to be friendly, trustworthy, and approachable, it can help your career and friendships flourish, she says, while also making the connections you already have stronger. But the benefits extend way beyond that.

"Even your day-to-day interactions with strangers will be pleasant and feel easier," Fraley says. "Bottom line, people are willing to go out of their way to spend time with and help out those people that they like," so there are all sorts of benefits to making this a priority.

Small, friendly gestures will help you connect to others and create great relationships. But they'll also make other people's lives better. Friends will notice, as well as coworkers, folks at networking events, and so on. And the positive ripple effect will spread from there. If that sounds like something you'd like to do, read on below for a few tips from the experts on how to draw people to you, and be instantly likable.