In theory, the beach might be the perfect place to meet someone. It’s sunny and fabulous, everyone is looking super hot in their swimsuits, and there’s plenty of time for chill conversation. But in reality, getting noticed at the beach is nerve-racking and difficult AF. How do you approach someone while you’re both basically naked? What if you have sand in your hair, or your new one-piece is giving you a wedgie? What if your sunscreen is making your skin look greasy? Though it may look glamorous on Instagram, the beach is actually full of messy, sweaty situations (and sandy hair for days).
So, is it possible to make a move on that cutie you spotted lounging a few feet away? Anything can happen if you approach the situation with confidence. And lucky for you (and for me!), I’ve brought in a pro to share her wisdom on how to make magic happen. Dr. Darcy Sterling, licensed clinical social worker and relationship expert, tells Elite Daily that the beach can be an intimidating place to meet someone, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to do. “The beach can also provide unanticipated opportunities because, among other things, dodging waves provides a nice distraction,” she says. Try these tips to get noticed by that hottie you can’t stop staring at across the sand.