If you know how to make a girl smile, then you will automatically be more successful with women in general. People like to smile, it makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside and these feelings will be associated with the person who has made you smile. Wouldn’t you like a girl to feel warm and fuzzy when she thinks about you?

The Type Of Smiles

There are an estimated 19 types of smiles, all of which have different meanings. So we have made it easy by breaking them down into a few types you should be focusing on… ones you should try and get out of her and ones to avoid at all costs.

Even with her mouth covered you can tell she is genuinely smiling

Here are the kinds of smiles you are trying to get:

  • Genuine smile
  • Compliment smile
  • Impressed smile
  • Happy smile

The quickest way of spotting a “real” smile would be to see if her cheeks are enlarged while moving upward. This upward movement will expose her teeth while her eyes close up… You simply cannot miss the surefire signs of a beautiful genuine smile – win!

And here are the kind of smiles you want to avoid:

  • Polite smile
  • Weird / “You are insane” smile.
  • I own you smile

Known as the “fake” smile. This one is easy to spot and is very much the opposite of the “real” smile. The absence of pushing up her cheeks and closing of the eyes is a telltale sign that you are not winning her over and have to work a bit more on the art of making women crack a smile.

Fake smile – lack of closed eyes and upward movement on cheeks

So we know that understanding the type of smile you are receiving from a girl is very important. It will tell you when you are being successful with your approach or when you have to better your technique.

However, there are variations between the “genuine” smile and “fake” smile, some of which are subtly different from each other. This can make detecting “fake” from “genuine” a little more challenging.

Below are the types of smiles you want out of a girl and the ones you want to avoid.

Interpreting a girl’s smile

Situational Smiles & Taking Advantage Of Your Environment

The easiest way to get a smile out of a girl is to make use of the environment you’re both in at the moment, and to highlight something funny that is occurring. There is always something interesting or funny happening if you pay attention to it.

For example, if you’re both waiting in line… make eye contact so that she notices you, and then immediately go into a huge fake yawn hinting that you’re bored of the waiting line. This works great if there’s a huge line and no one is talking. The key is to be funny while retaining your dignity. If you make a fool of yourself, you’ll get the “you are weird” smile. We have another article on how to make women laugh that dives a little deeper into this.

A more verbal approach in situational smiles would be to point something funny out to her. Usually talking about other people or items is an easy way to score a laugh. If you were grocery shopping and you happened to be in the cheese isle, you could say in a serious tone: “This cheese reminds me of the moon”, and then break out a small grin. Its dumb, but it works and she will love it.

Avoid Pre-canned Material Or Trigger The Polite Smile

Of course, the WORST way to force a smile is to quote someone else’s joke or canned material. If it doesn’t come out as spontaneous and natural, then it will trigger the polite smile. Whatever you do, do not ever tell a joke with a beginning, a middle and an end. These will NOT trigger any attraction whatsoever. In fact, what this says is that you are trying to impress her and this will consequently lead to less attraction.

Comedy: Exaggeration And Misleading

Assuming you’re hanging out with the girl, exaggeration and misdirection are the best ways to make someone smile. Its the essence of all comedy and it works for professional comedians as well as for you.

If you know how to make a girl smile, she’ll usually be more attracted to you. All those good feelings get associated to you and consequently, you end up being the guy who makes her feel good. The last and most powerful way to get a cute girl smiling at you is to use a technique called “The Obsession Method“. Not only does this technique work every time, but it also triggers powerful feelings of attraction at the same time. With it, you’ll not only have girls giving you big bright smiles, but you’ll also be creating powerful attraction at the same time.

Body Language Smiles & Smiles Attract Smiles

Sometimes giving a genuine smile will result in receiving one as well. “Give and you shall receive!” The best place to try this is in a setting where you are busy and CANNOT immediately talk to the woman in question. The smile says: “Hello, I’m interested and I WOULD talk to you, but unfortunately I’m busy right now and I can’t, so I might later if you return the smile”. Imagine you were hard at work, waiting tables, lifting boxes, actually doing something… and you saw an attractive woman you wished to talk to but at the moment, just couldn’t. A nice genuine smile would be infinitely appropriate and would peak her curiosity assuming she found you remotely attractive.

“Give and you shall receive!”

If you don’t end up talking to her, then she’ll leave thinking: “Oh I should go back to that place where that guy smiled at me… maybe he’ll still be there and won’t be busy this time.”

Conversely, if you DO talk to her, she’s likely to be much more receptive and excited to get to know you.

A smile attracts a smile

So be sure to charm her with your smile while trying to get her to give you one in return… it is very much a two way thing, but both those smiles must GENUINE.

“Don’t cry for a women who’s left you; the next one may fall for your smile”

Here are more reasons why smiling is important when approaching a girl:

  • You look more friendly and approachable which is essential for communicating with her.
  • Smiling makes you appear and feel more confident to those around you.
  • Studies show that when you smile you are less stressed [R] … great news for men wanting to approach women.
  • Smiling raises energy levels to those around you (including that gorgeous girl next to you)

Did you know? Studies show that the simple act of smiling makes you more attractive and the level of attractiveness is strongly influenced by the intensity of the smile [R].

Let’s take a further look at why it is just as important to give a smile as it is to receive one and why the two go hand-in-hand for developing instant attraction.

Source: Mailonline post smiling & success 

Unsurprisingly the SMILE tops all other physical traits with:

  • 67% of women finding a man’s smile attractive
  • 62% of men finding a woman’s smile attractive

While the same survey shows how often we think we smile in a day, with men smiling less than women… if only we all smiled a little more throughout the day.

Source: Mailonline post smiling & success 

The worst place to give a big smile as an opener is at a club, bar, party or any social setting. This immediately says: “Hello, I don’t have the guts to talk to you”. In those situations, talk first, THEN smile.

Resources & References

  1. Something to smile about – The interrelationship between attractiveness and emotional expression by Golle, Jessika.
  2. How smiling can help reduce stress – A study on adopting a “Duchenne smile” for happier moods by psychologist Paul Ekman.
  3. On a lighter note, can you spot a fake smile by In59seconds.
  4. How to SMILE your way to a promotion – A study on which expressions make you look powerful, honest & flirty by Dr Peter Collett.

1. What do you think makes a girl smile?

There are lots of things that can make a girl smile – it could be something as simple as a compliment from a friend, or something more significant like achieving a personal goal. Here are just a few things that might make a girl smile:

– Receiving a thoughtful gift

– Getting a good grade on a test or assignment

– Being told she is loved and appreciated

– Seeing a baby or animal

– Getting a hug from someone she cares about

2. What do you think are the best ways to make someone smile?

There are many ways to make a girl smile, but some of the best ways include:

1. Compliment her. Everyone likes to hear compliments, and girls are no different. Whether you tell her she’s pretty, smart, or funny, she’ll appreciate the sentiment and it will definitely make her smile.

2. Make her laugh. If you can make a girl laugh, you’re halfway to making her smile.

3. What do you think are the worst ways to make a woman smile?

There are a lot of ways to make a girl smile, but some ways are definitely worse than others. For example, making a girl smile by telling her she’s fat is probably not the best way to go about it. The same goes for making a girl smile by telling her she’s ugly. These are just a few examples, but there are definitely many more ways to make a girl smile that are far worse than these two.

4. What do you think are the most important things to remember when trying to make a woman happy?

There are so many important things to remember when trying to make a girl smile, but here are some of the most important ones:

1. Be genuine in your compliments and actions. If you’re not being sincere, she’ll be able to tell and it’ll just make the situation awkward.

2. Make eye contact and smile yourself. This will show her that you’re friendly and approachable, and it’ll put her at ease.

5. What do you think are the best ways to keep a person smiling?

Some general things that could work to make someone smile are being thoughtful and considerate, making them laugh, or simply being there for them when they need someone. Sometimes just being yourself and being genuine in your interactions with others can be enough to make someone smile.

6. What do you think are the most important things to remember when trying to keep a girl smiling?

There are a lot of things to remember when trying to keep a girl smiling, but here are some of the most important ones:

1. Be genuine in your compliments and affections. Girls can tell when you’re being insincere, so make sure your compliments are genuine and heartfelt.

2. Being a good listener.

7. What do you think are the best ways to make someone laugh?

There is no one answer to this question as everyone finds different things funny. However, some general tips that may help include: being spontaneous, making observations about the world around you, being self-deprecating, telling jokes, and finding common ground with the person you are trying to make laugh.

8. What do you think are the worst ways to make a person laugh?

There are a lot of ways to make a girl laugh, but some ways are definitely worse than others. For example, making fun of her appearance, her intelligence, or her weight are all terrible ways to try to make a girl laugh. Additionally, telling her offensive jokes or making crude comments are also surefire ways to turn a girl off and make her laugh less.

10. What do you think are the most important things to remember when trying to make people laugh?

There are a few things to remember when trying to make a girl laugh. First, it is important to be genuine and authentic. If you are trying to be someone you are not, she will likely see right through you. Second, try to be yourself and be confident. Girls are attracted to confident guys. Third, make sure your jokes are actually funny. If they are not, she will probably not laugh. Finally, remember that timing is everything.

11. How can you make a woman smile?

There are many ways to make a girl smile. You could tell her a joke, give her a compliment, or do something nice for her. You could also simply ask her how her day is going and listen to her answer. Whatever you do, make sure that your intention is genuine and that you are truly trying to make her happy.

12. What makes girls smile?

There are lots of things that can make a girl smile. Here are just a few examples:

-A funny joke

-A cute animal

-A compliment from someone they care about

-A random act of kindness

-Achieving a goal they’ve been working towards

-Spending time with loved ones

-Doing something they love

-Helping someone in need

-Hearing a good news

Frequently Asked Questions
What's a sure way to make a girl smile?

Tell her: "The tests came back negative!" or another joke that is completely inappropriate. You'll either make her angry or she'll smile, there's a fine line to thread.

What is your line to make a girl guy smile?

There are so many people beautiful people in this city.... in spite of what's happening right here (make sure to grin when saying this).

Can you give me advice on how to make a girl smile?

Yeah, tease them! Go back and forth with small banter and joke around without taking yourself too seriously. The light tone combined with flirtatious vibes will make her smile.


  1. There’s this girl I like in my school and she’s kind of shy. I am social and talk to everyone. When I talk to her she talks a lot and we text often, sometimes till 3am. I want to know how do I know if she likes me or just wants a friend. Please help

  2. Am so much in love with a girl and told me she dint love me without any reason. Initially when i asked her out she told me she doesnt have boy frined and later told me she has but there was a misundersating. I later discovered this guy is matreating and and the girl still love him. I do call her and go to her house once in a while but she never tell me to stop coming her house or stop calling her. Though she is very discent and good looking. What should i do?

  3. Lol this happened to me to but she broke up with him and a hopped on that patty wagon. Now my friend still talks to me but it’s he’ll awkward when us three are together.

  4. Hey I’m a girl. And I need your help. See, my boyfriend and I have been dating for about a year and a half. My family is very conservative. My boyfriend and his family are all liberal. My boyfriend likes rock and roll, my grandma believes that rock comes from the devil (weird ik) Anyways, I’m ok with my boyfriend and everything, we still laugh and talk like we have since the day we met. I’m ok with his appearance, however, he has long hair. It’s kind of his thing but seeing as how we’re both fresh out of high school he’s at the point where he needs a job. I kind of secretly want him to cut it but that doesn’t mean I want him to change, just. it’s been hard for him to get a job. He’s a great guy and very devoted. If anyone has any advice on what I should do or what, please help. (Yes, I’ve already tried talking to him about this.. he’s very attached to his hair which worries me because I want him to get a job)

  5. Dude just find another chick. Maybe in a bar and idk if u think that girl u like likes ya back try to make her a little jealous by bringing another chick around her

  6. im gonna use all that ive learned from here on this girl at work wish me luck hope it works and this stuff is pretty good sounds like every success ive had during a relationship comes back to some of this stuff

  7. I love her and i have already approach her but said she is not ready now but i should wait. When i chat with her on phone i don’t even no what to discuss with her and at times she eager to hung up quickly on me i want to make her mine so please help me

  8. This probably will happen to you in your life but this just happened to me. I have a boyfriend and he is super cute. But there is this guy in my class who really has a crush on me. He puts love notes in my desk and says stuff like this- I don’t know why the sun isn’t out because it is still HOT out here then looks at me. Well this kid is so gross and so ugly.But couple days ago he came up to me and said I don’t care if you have a boyfriend do you want to go out with me? I literly threw up and everybody in my class was like omg i feel so bad for you. Ten seconds after he asked me out I ran out of the classroom door ran into the bathroom and pretty much threw up.

  9. im a girl, and I think ‘watching for body language and posture’ isnt going to help. No two girls have the same posture. So you could think someone likes you and fail. Guys; simply ASK THE GIRL IF SHE LIKES YOU!!!! 😛

  10. @Pinochetti: I was and sometime still am like what you described. The best way to help yourself out to have a conversation with a girl is to ask her a question that require more than 1 answer words. Its always good to ask questions such as where are you from and do you like it here or there. Its easy to follow up with other questions after that and to also start up a conversation. Once a girl tell me where she is from I usually respond by saying i’ve never been there before or I have been there a couple of times. If I haven’t been there i ask her to tell something about her hometown like how is it there? Its always good to ask questions that will allow the female to talk the most. Girls love to talk more than listen so show that you are a good communicator and listener.make sure you maintain eye contact when talking to her. That allows her to know that you are interested in talking to her only. I can go on and on but I don’t want to fill up this board. If you need more help or suggestions just email me.

  11. hey i dont no why but i love my girl a lot but so days i see her gust huging and haveing a great time she looks at me and im gust siting there all a lone and she dunst come over she gust ya and like i live out of where every one lives so i never get to do any thing with them and my girl friend it sucks but i broke up with her one time because i fond out that over the summer she and this dude and some friends hung out but the things her best friends told me i gust was so up set and now i cant ya i need help thanks

  12. Hey everyone, I have a problem. Im afraid of talking to girls. I get told alot by other women that im “hot” so looks arn’t my problem, but im still afraid and too shy to even say hi to a girl. I dunno how to start talking to them, and if somehow i get a confidence boost and i say hi and we start talking i dont know what to say and it gets awkward…help me out please.
    Thanks for your time.

  13. i love ur publication. what if ur girl loves u but she is always picky at u,what should u do?

  14. @ghost. Its one thing to say it and another thing to do it. Its a very hard thing to do. I’m sure a lot of guys know it. But what you say is true. Guys, you just have to know when to move on because lots of times the right girl is waiting for you. But you’ll never find her cause you don’t know when to move on. I know about this all too well.

  15. Dear lonly guy, I got just thee EXACT experience. I love this girl who also has a BF. Her BF almost don’t talk to her in person, barely makes her laugh, and i bet I’m more romantic than him. The problem is that she says that she loves him (But he doesn’t). Sometimes she tells me that she loves me and that I’m attractive, but I just don’t know what to think =/

  16. This girl at school I like has a boyfriend but I like her the prolblem is she keeps giving this other guy in class all the attention they even set up a planket in the grass to make it more noticeable it’s like they want to make me jeliouse like I need to compete but I wanna piss on them because she’s a cheater and he stinks like really I just never told him so if she can stand the smell she can go right ahead and his attitude is cocky it must just be bad luck

  17. Wow, you guys are under so much pressure! Just be yourself, if she’s worth it and your meant to be together, you’ll capture her heart just being exactly who you are. If not, then move on and eventually you’ll find the right girl 🙂

  18. It is impossible to make my girlfriend smile.I am slogging to make her smile day and night & she simply ignores me.hmmm…………..

  19. Makenzie, guys are different. Just go talk to him and you’ll know. You can ask him out but usually the guy wants to.

  20. hello im a girl and i was looking up how to make a guy smile and this popped up so i know that this guy is flirting with me and i like him i mean he was at a party and he walked past the table i was at and brushed his hand softly against it guys help me should i go ask him out or wait and write notes leading him to me this is so frustrating

  21. hi,
    i am in very bad condition there is girl,she is my great friend and as well as i really liked her also,she also like me as a good friend and she had blind trust on me .But this time i made something wrong with her .i make wrong that i was in secured about her and dont want to loose her with this feeling,i lied her about her one of the good friend that he is not the right person and he was telling bad about you and i suare her that i am right but i was not right.Now every thing is crystal clear because she knows i was liar,and i commit every thing and i told the reason.But she is not in the same mood just like before…
    24 days are already passed she is still not like me in that way.i am her good friend from last 4 years,and i cant see her like this way…
    I know i was wrong but my friendship towards her was not wrong,i really care for her and i dont want to loose her friendship.
    Because she is really good,and i dont want to loose a good friend from my life.
    i already apologized many times…
    Please help me……..

  22. i met a girl, and she is 19 and I’m 18,she thinks that I’m young to be with her,how would i overcome her?? I’ve told her that i love even i had lied to her that I’m 19 too, but now due some matters she got to now that I’m 1 year younger than her, how would i overcome this??

  23. Plz Help me! I’m in Love with a gal who is a Close Friend of mine. I know that she doesn’t like love. but as I didn’t want to miss her in my life I proposed her. At First she didn’t reply me. I kept on asking her to tell me whether she likes me or not. She messaged me that she doesn’t like me at all! And she stopped contacting me. I begged her to love me. But she said that I’m not a good looking guy and all! But after a few weeks later I saw her in a Church. She saw me with sadness. I understood tat from her looks and facial expressions. I don’t know wat does that mean can anyone help me please.

  24. For whoever comes across with the problem that you have a best friend and the girl hes with you love and you want to talk to but you don’t because hes your friend. Yeah confusing.
    Anyway. TALK TO HER. The best girl I’ve ever met in my life was that girl. I had to see her kiss with another guy for a whole year, everyday. I had to live with the pain of seeing her do that without even knowing me. Now I’m with her and i enjoy every second of my life that i ever talk to her, don’t let that girl go and move your friend a side. In the end its her decision on who she likes or even loves more.

  25. Girls who smile at you when you smile usually like what they see. They do whats called smiling with their eyes. This is when they barely smile but you can see it via body language and eyes. I’m an expert when it comes to what girls think. I grew up with 3 sisters and a mom. No guys!

  26. bro don’t be afraid, and the biggest thing she would do is nothing, she won’t hit you or diss you, she is a girl and your a guy, and u can talk. But try to be cool, talk a little and stay calm, she will like you.

  27. There’s this girl i like but i’m too afraid to talk to her i wrote a not telling her how i felt but didn’t put my name but i’m just too afraid. What should i do?

  28. There’s this girl that i really really really like. but sadly she has a boyfriend… her boyfriend never makes her feel good and as a matter of fact, i make her laugh even more than her own boyfriend!

    now the biggest problem is that her boyfriend is my best friend. I’m really confused but all i know is that i love her more than anything i could think of… =(

  29. Laughter don’t mean you have to do a joke ~ knock knock, who’s there? not the girl of your dreams (see what i mean?) just pretend it’s a guy friend and don’t be scared to piss her off and most of all DONT CARE IF SHE LAUGHS OR NOT!!!!!!!!!!

  30. 🙁 my m8 makes my girl laugh lots…shes is still wid me but she enjoys him more….i wanna make her laugh but i need him to go!

  31. She’s either not interested but feels bad because she thinks she may have hurt your feelings


    She’s playing Hard To Get.

    My advice is to write her a note, tell her how she makes you feel and how much she makes you smile. Don’t sign it but drop hints as to whom you are, if she doesn’t respond to that, she’s not interested and you should move on

  32. Compliment of the day, ive gotten so many important information from your site im very happy for that , please keep doing the good work .

    i wan you to help me out with advice, i have a girl i love so much and want to keep her but she does not care about how im feeling, she behave as if she is not interested but when i try getten angry she come closer , she does not take me serious what do i dey .

    i really love here .

Comments are closed.