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3. Set the Mood
The actual environment that you're in can affect your level of attraction, no matter what relationship stage you're in, says Palmer. "You can manipulate the situation to make the attraction stronger." For instance, when comparing dilated pupils to contracted pupils, people find the first—or wider pupils —to be a sign of interest and attraction. A candlelit setting or sitting by the fireplace—traditional romantic staples—can have this affect on eyes, says Palmer.