Art of Seduction

Seduction is a fine art, and women down the ages have mesmerised men with it. You'd do it too!

CoupleThe seduction process of the on-screen divas of a bygone age was highly suggestive – just a pout of the lips, or a look from melting eyes would send hearts aflutter. There was no real physical contact, yet the excitement was palpable. Today, a leaf from the old book may well be the answer to attracting an alluring glance and “stoking” a relationship to fire.

Look attractive. Play on your plus points. Emphasise that part of your physical self that you know is attractive. For example, if you have beautiful eyes, highlight them with an eyeliner, shadow and mascara. If you have a good waist, wear a dress that emphasises it. This is the first step towards attracting the man you want.

Feel Beautiful. Being a seduction diva is actually less about how you look. It’s more about how you feel about yourself. If you feel you are beautiful and that you are looking good, your confidence will show and this attracts people more than anything else.

Be sexy. Flutter your eyelashes, smile and pout, stand provocatively. Of course, remember that all this has to be done in a rather subtle way, since you want to come across as a stylish diva of seduction. It is all about how you carry yourself and behave.

If you are seeking a particular man’s attention, smile at him so that all he can think about are your lips. Look at him with an intensity that he finds disconcerting, yet flattering. Sit in a way that he notices you and realises that you want his attention. He should get the message that you would like to get to know him better.

Keep decorum

The man you are interested in has walked up to you and wants to take you out. Accept with grace and style. Give him all your attention, focus on him, but don’t fawn all over him. When dining or wining, do keep in mind that social etiquette and manners impress. Know your “Ps” and “Qs” and use them well. You have to invest time and energy on yourself to know what works and what does not. That is what separates the gauche wallflower from the assured woman of seduction.

Mind matters

It’s how you think of yourself and how you want to project yourself that makes all the difference. The most beautiful of women get no suitors, whereas the ordinary looking often have men at their feet. Cleopatra had this quality, for she was no beauty, but she had Anthony and Caesar as her suitors. It is what is called today the “X” factor, or that indefinable quality which sets a diva above the ordinary.

Walk with confidence and eyes will turn. Use your feminine charm and men will flock to you. And, once you have the man you want, keep working on the seduction process.

He will be glued to you forever and consider himself to be the lucky one. If it’s the other way around, it could dazzle your life – too!

Abha Iyengar
 Abha Iyengar is an internationally published author, poet, editor and British Council certified creative writing facilitator. Her story, The High Stool, was nominated for the Story South Million Writers Award. She won the Lavanya Sankaran fellowship in 2009-2010. She was a finalist in the FlashMob 2013 Flash Fiction contest. Her published works are Yearnings, Shrayan, Flash Bites, Many Fish to Fry and The Gourd Seller and Other Stories.


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