Stanford professor Jeffrey Pfeffer, persuasion expert Robert Cialdiniand many others have all recommended asking for advice as a powerful way to influence others and warm them to you. — New research shows that advice seeking is a surprisingly effective strategy for exercising influence when we lack authority. Asking for advice encouraged greater cooperation and information sharing, turning a potentially contentious negotiation into a win-win deal.
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Don’t be afraid to touch another person. Touching someone on the shoulder or their knees creates an emotional and physical bond. Especially during moments of joy, laughter and excitement touching positively reinforces these traits. If you’re uncomfortable with touching, remember, fake it until you make it
As the relationship matures, however, boredom and monotony can set in, leaving little energy or time for ‘date nights’. Bringing some of fun back reminds couple of the reasons for getting together in the first place. Plus you can relive some of the excitement and freshness you shared in the early days.