Don't change for anyone. That won't make you happy and won't attract the right person for you. Maybe you're going after the wrong type of woman for you. The right person for you will like you just as you are. So many relationships fail when people play games and try to "get" someone to like them.
The best way to dodge the friend zone is to keep a little flirt up. It's like you have hot coal. You keep it warm and hot, so you can blow to it at the right time to make the huge flame burn! ;P
The number 1 thing to make person interesting/attractive/sexy is the way you present yourself! I don't know how you look exactly, but I know some people who are not on the level of models, and they are still incredibly attractive/sexy due to the way they hold themselves and through their confidence.
Most of people's confidence is fake. They can be the most insecure and unconfident people, but they just fake to be confident. And others believe what they see ^^
Good luck! ^^
I think the best relationships begin with friendship! Smart & funny are the most attractive qualities in a man. What is laddish?
Well, honestly, the girls looking for arrogant guys are either shallow or immature. My ex husband was that way...we met when I was 17....and I have come to realize over the years that the most important thing is to be able to really relate to someone. Good looks always fade, intelligence and humor do not! Good luck to you!
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