How to be weird

One of my favorite parts of self-love is not only embracing, but celebrating our inner weird… and also celebrating the weird in others! The weird in me is different than the weird in you. The normal in my group of friends might be weird to yours, and vice versa. Everything is relative with weirdness, but it’s usually just stuff that’s rare or we don’t understand well. My favorite definition of weird is the thing(s) that makes you unique and special. The thing that people will definitely not forget about you after they meet you. What’s your weird? Let’s throw it a party!

Speaking of celebrating, September 9th is a beautiful unusual holiday : Wonderful Weirdos Day! It’s all about what I’m talking about here. To specifically commemorate this yearly occasion (that should be observed daily!), I made you a list of 50 ideas for ways to be weird. Remember this is just some random inspiration of things that you might want to experiment with. If something doesn’t call to your spirit, skip it. That obviously goes for everything on this site and in life in general, but being weird isn’t about forcing it. This list is simply just something where you might be like, “Oh my glitter, that’s totally something I would love to do!” And let’s be real, if it’s on this list, it’s probably a bit weird. ? But weird is wonderful, and I love you for it. That said, if you do anything on this list, I’d love to see it! Report back!

How to be weird

50 Ways To Be Weird

1. Wear a bald cap and a then a toupée on top of it
2. Carry like 20 “scopes” from the beach on your keychain
3. Take a mime class
4. Make your voicemail your making whale or banana sounds, or just coughing a whole bunch
5. Post pictures of your pet on flyers that say “Just Bragging” to post around town
6. Carry confetti in your pockets and throw it as you make dramatic statements or exits
7. Do some “ Liquid Pranks ” where it looks like you’re drinking Windex, but it’s really just Blue Gatorade, etc.
8. Cover the inside of your car in Bubble Wrap… you know, for protection
9. Measure the distance of things in bananas, the length of time in Ke$ha songs, the height of people in apples…
10. Pose as a mannequin in a store window
11. Only use outdated slang; are we cowabunga on this?
12. Organize a flash mob
13. Only wear one color head to toe for a whole week (or longer)
14. Cover your skin in temporary tattoos
15. Send birthday cards to people that don’t make sense (like “Happy Birthday Grand-Niece” to your best friend’s new boyfriend)
16. Insist on sitting in the backseat when it’s just you and your friend in the car and they’re driving
17. Have your aura photographed
18. Keep an old school photo fold out in your wallet full of pictures of just your pet and show people every time you see them
19. Pretend your famous, in fact, insist upon it
20. Order diet water
21. Put your condiments in a soap dispenser (the kind with a pump)
22. Carry around an unnecessary accessory, like a plastic pipe from the Halloween store
23. Wear a yellow shirt that says “LIFE” and hand out lemons to people
24. Pick a few words that you will, from now on, always say in an accent
25. Turn your car into an art car

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26. Send Rashida Jones a mail art postcard every week for a year
27. Learn to walk on stilts
28. Dress in Victorian costumes and walk around the city
29. Start wearing horse-riding pants, snow-pants, or something else really specific all the time, without changing the rest of your outfit/wardrobe at all
30. Hold up signs on the side of the road
31. Rake your leaves into piles according to color and then label them with signs without bagging them as a public display
32. Shave your legs, then draw on little black lines all over your skin to make pretend hair (think Bob’s Burgers)
33. Don’t wear pants on the Subway on a particular January every year
34. Refer to Cheerios as “Donut Seeds”
35. Stop using your cell phone or social media at all
36. High five strangers
37. Get a past life regression session
38. Show up to every party literally covered in bells
39. Hold a tea party, but with life-size cut-outs of celebrities instead of your friends or like… live people
40. Insist that all blue dresses are gold and all gold dresses are blue
41. Learn to eat fire
42. Put googly eyes on everything inside your refrigerator
43. Freeze in place when you’re just walking around town
44. Pay for things with $2 bills
45. Go through all your friends’ most recent Facebook statuses at 2 AM and comment, “In this economy?”, no matter what they posted
46. Garden naked … or really just do any hobby naked from now on
47. Frame a(n unsigned) DVD of “Mystery Men” and hang it on your wall as a focal art centerpiece; point to it as a big deal when people come over
48. Ask strangers if they’d like fresh ground pepper; if they say yes, say, “Me too”
49. Pretend you’re Little Edie from “Grey Gardens” for a day (I don’t recommend doing this for longer than a 24-hour period for your own mental health) ?
50. Dress up like a 90’s Troll Doll and hang out on a bridge ; make people dance with you before they are allowed to pass

What are other ways you love to be weird?

Socially awkward people often get told they’re weird. It’s a tricky word to deal with because it has both positive and negative connotations, and we use it to describe all kinds of things. Sometimes it refers to something that’s offbeat or different, but not necessarily bad. The appeal of many artists and performers is that they’re delightfully odd and proudly non-conventional. At other times someone may call something weird, and they’re pointing out a behavior that’s socially inappropriate, and overly strange and disconcerting. In this case the person doing the weird things may want to take that feedback to heart and try to act differently.

The hard part is figuring out which of your weird behaviors to keep and which ones to adjust. It’s a judgment call that everyone has to make for themselves. The choices someone will make depends on how much their orientation toward changing socially is based on being pragmatic and adapting to the world vs. being true to themselves.

Here are some things that may earn someone a negative “weird” label:

Simply being too different from the norm in some way

I’ve never heard anyone say, “Look at that weird jock”, but you’ll often hear, “Look at that weird Goth kid.” To a large degree Goths are seen as weird, and jocks as normal, because one subculture is way more common than the other. Sure, some people would argue that Goths are weird in other ways, but I think that’s subjective. Many people will be seen as weird simply for dressing differently, having an esoteric hobby, having a unique way of looking at the world, or having opinions that aren’t entirely mainstream. This is the variety of weirdness that many people probably won’t want to change too much, or only make slight practical tweaks to.

Having an odd sense of humor

In another article, Thoughts on Being Funny, I mention that people can’t help but assume your sense of humor reflects what you’re like as a person. If you make a lot of strange or random jokes people may conclude your overall personality is like that. This one is very subjective as well. There’s nothing wrong with making jokes that are really out there. Many people prefer that type of wit. I think what’s important is to know your audience. Some people may not think anything of it when you show your random sense of humor. Other people may form the impression that you’re a weird person all around, even if they laugh at some of the kooky stuff you come up with.

Any kind of social awkwardness

This point and the ones below cover behaviors that are more objectively problematic. People often get called weird when they make a lot of social mistakes. They’re seen as strange because their behavior is not what others are expecting. People may also assume somone’s social errors are symptoms of a more core oddness.

  • Not making enough eye contact? Weird.
  • Standing too close? Weird.
  • Speaking in a monotone voice? Weird.
  • Has fidgety, antsy mannerisms? Weird.
  • Was asked a question where people normally give a canned response and said something out of left field instead? Weird.
  • Disclosing too much personal information at a time when it’s not appropriate? Weird.
  • Brought up a gross subject during a staff meeting? Weird.
  • It’s five in the evening and his hair looks like he just got out of bed? Weird.
  • Seemed really uncomfortable and stammered out two-word reply when I said hello? Maybe just shy, possibly weird as well.
  • Being really quiet? Again, many people could see this behavior as a sign of shyness, but some would label it as weird too.

I could go on and on. Of course, just improving your social skills will correct this problem.

Acting hyper and childish

Some people can act pretty childish and hyper, especially when they’re excited or joking around. They get carried away and go overboard with the silliness. The same people often come across as immature in general. A lot of people will label this kind of behavior as weird and see it as pretty off-putting.

Doing things just to amuse yourself

One thing I’ve noticed with supposedly weird people is that they’ll do little things to amuse themselves and not care what everyone else thinks of it. Like they may say a comment out loud that will entertain them to hear, but will offend or confuse everyone else. They may revert to this kind of behavior when they’re bored or have nothing else to do. Sometimes it’s like they have an ongoing in-joke with themselves. At other times they get entertainment simply from acting strange. The obvious drawback is that outside of their own little world other people think they’re acting odd and alienating. Sometimes this behavior is a type of unconscious self-sabotage.

Having too many esoteric thoughts, knowledge, and experiences in your head

Sometimes people are seen as weird because they’ve spent hours and hours accumulating non-typical knowledge and experiences. If they’re having a conversation and want to add a point of their own, they’re more likely to come up with something that seems bizarre and out of place to most people, because they don’t have as much “typical” material to draw from. For example, if everyone is joking around about sex, they may mention something they read about the peculiar mating habits of barnacles. Nothing wrong with being interested in that topic, but it’s a lot more random than what most people expect to hear. If your brain is pre-loaded with mostly “weird” things then you can’t help but let it come out in conversations.

Having truly odd beliefs

I already mentioned how it’s fine if someone has views that are just different from the norm. This point is talking about on-the-face “off” beliefs, the kind of thing that upon hearing you can’t help but immediately dismiss. They’re the type of views that form when someone is too socially inexperienced or cut off from the world. It’s hard to think up examples, but you tend to recognize these kinds of opinions when you hear them.

Trying to provoke the people who shunned you

This is something you’re more likely to see in people who are still school-aged. The basic idea is an awkward kid doesn’t fit in for whatever reason. They try to be liked at first, but one day they just give up and start acting purposely weird to annoy and provoke their peers who ostracized them.

How to be weird

We have all had this moment when spending time with our friends. It starts with everyone laughing and joking around until then something happens and the energy in the room stalls. You can’t put your finger on what it is, but you know something weird started the minute you finished talking.

Later in the evening, you hear your friends laughing about you behind your back, saying what a weirdo you are. Laughing about how awkward you just made that moment for everyone.

You think to yourself, “I wasn’t being awkward, I thought that was hilarious.

Peopleespecially our friendshave a way of cutting us down when we least expect them to. Sometimes it’s easy for people in a group setting to see this moment where we aren’t acting just like the people around us, and they use it as an opportunity to shun that type of behavior.

People have an urge to look down and away when things aren’t “normal”. My advice to you: Don’t let them put you down. Do not let them look away. Don’t let anyone force you into submission or conformity, especially not for the comfort of the already conformed.

They want you to be cowardly, as they are cowardly. They could never dance on a table, with no regard to their own appeal, much less even look upon while you do it.

Be weird and make them stare. If they need to scurry to the corner to talk about you, then that’s where they will be, in the corner, watching you take center stage.

The following are reassuring quotes about being weird that will help you remember to stay true to who you are:

1. Make sure your ideas are your own, and not a tool used to blend in.

How to be weird

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.” — Mark Twain

2. The worst people are the best people.

“Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.” Mark Twain

3. Being yourself is a celebration of everyday.

“You make each day special a special day. You know how, by just your being you.” — Mr. Fred Rodgers

4. There is a reason you are here, so make sure to be yourself.

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“The greatest gift you ever give is your honest self.” — Mr. Fred Rodgers

5. Be yourself and mean it.

“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is you-er than you!” — Dr. Seuss

6. We are happiest when we love someone who knows our truest self.

“We are all a little weird, and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone who’s weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutual weirdness and call it love.” — Dr. Seuss

7. Don’t squelch the fire of your difference.

How to be weird

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” — Dr. Seuss

8. Embrace your differences.

“So what? You’re another person so of course you look different. What do you need to be ashamed for?— Yana Toboso

9. Reality is overrated.

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“Reality is something you rise above.” — Liza Minnelli

10. Don’t be afraid of your own magic.

“Why don’t I just step out, and slip into something a little more spectacular?” — Liberace

11. You are amazing.

“Look deep within yourself, and you’ll find something amazing.” — Michael Jackson

12. You can’t put magic in a cage.

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“You can cage a songbird, but you can’t make her sing. You can cage a free bird, but you have to clip her wings.” — Elton John

13. Channeling your weirdness, will bring you great success.

“The great thing about rock and roll is that someone like me can be a star.” — Elton John

14. Leave everyone guessing.

“A wise man once said, “April fools is for armatures, you NEVER need an excuse to mess with someone’s head.” — Weird Al Yankovic

15. Love the weirdos, they’ll love you back.

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“It’s a curious thought, but it’s only when you see people looking ridiculous, that you realize just how much you love them.” — Agatha Christie

16. Your weirdness can change the world.

“I don’t mind being called a weirdo. There are a lot of people in hip-hop who are probably never going to do what I do. But, just by being myself, I end up touching a lot more people who might not have paid much attention to a female rapper.” — Nikki Minaj

17. Don’t worry about what you look like.

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“There’s power in looking silly and not caring that you do.” — Amy Poehler

Photos: David Cook (2), Getty Images, Roger Cabello, Getty Images, Roger Cabello, Franz Walderdorff

How to be weird

Wear Red.

Yes, it’s that simple. A bit of crimson has the power to put men in a lusty state of mind—one study even found they were 56 percent more likely to ask out a woman in a red top versus a white one. That’s because men are hardwired to respond to the hue: The color was used as early as 10,000 B.C. in lip color and blush to mimic the red flush we get when we’re turned on. Throw on a red dress and let primal instincts take over.

Smile

It’s no surprise that anyone would be drawn to a megawatt grin, but what is fascinating is that a smile amps up how sexy you seem, according to a recent study. “A friendly and approachable woman may seem more sexually interested,” researchers at the University of British Columbia told Allure. We can’t vouch for the science on this part, but a little whitening could be nice, too. We like Crest 3D White 2 Hour Express Whitestrips, which brighten teeth in two hours.

. Except on Your Lips

One study found that the lipstick shades men find most attractive are neutrals or soft pinks. Steer clear of anything Nicki Minaj–inspired and take cues from your natural color, picking something a few shades pinker. Women with fair skin look best in sheer rose (like L’Oréal Paris Infallible Le Rouge lipstick in Eternal Rose). Medium-toned skin pairs well with pinks with brown undertones; sheer formulas (like Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Balm in Bountiful Blush) are extra flattering and hard to overdo. If you have a dark complexion, look for wine-y pinks—one supershiny formula is Lipstick Queen Jean Queen Lip Gloss.

Choose the Right Perfume

We asked perfumers for the sexiest notes, and they all came back with the same answer: lush flowers, vanilla and amber, and powdery notes. One of our favorite seductive scents is Chanel No. 19 Poudre: French for “powder,” this scent’s fresh iris root tempers the heady jasmine. Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Sublime, with zesty orange blossom and intoxicating neroli, is warm, like a beach vacation in a bottle. Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge isn’t for the faint of heart, or head. Ford tossed in the whole spice cabinet—cardamom, cinnamon, and ginger are sweetened by vanilla and warm amber.

Dim the Lights

It goes without saying that candlelight is sexy (there’s a reason most Instagram filters wash everyone in a hazy glow), and the best way to flatter exposed skin is with a shimmery body cream. Dust Urban Decay’s Honey Body Powder over your shoulders and décolletage, where light will naturally enhance it. We love it because it’s a superfine, subtle, somehow grown-up shimmer, and—wait for it—it’s lickable. Just saying.

Add Mega Shine to Your Hair

Practically nothing about Victoria’s Secret models is attainable—except possibly their shiny, soft hair. To achieve Angel-worthy gloss, try these shine-boosting techniques: Condition first, shampoo second. “For hair to be full and bouncy, it has to be free of residue,” says hairstylist Nathaniel Hawkins. Then rough-dry hair by raking your fingers through it; if you want sexy volume, you have to embrace a little fluff. And when you think your hair’s dry, blast it with heat for another three minutes. “It has to be 100 percent dry, otherwise it will collapse,” says Hawkins. Mist a shine spray like Umberto Beverly Hills Shimmer Shine Spray over the whole head and voilá—you’re halfway to Gisele.

All of human life is here.

Top tip: “Take notice of their preferred activities, and try to initiate some time together in doing those things. “

Top tip: “Evaluate your profile picture. The beautiful people generally only want to hang out with other equally gorgeous people. If you aren’t putting your best face forward, you’ll lose a lot of potential hot friends. And photography can make you look your absolute best, so don’t fret.”

Top tip: “You will find love again! Internet relationships are hard because of all the “What ifs. “. What if you don’t find anyone else? What if they really are ‘the one’? What if it could have worked out? What if they lied about everything they said?”

. and the mind

Top tip: “If you have never used moon incense with a ritual fire, you should practice a few times. Flames will leap up along the dust trail of this incense powder, so you must be extremely careful.”

Top tip: “Wear jeans that make your butt pop. Part of the allure of a donkey butt is how you present it, and a pair of jeans can either make or break a badonkadonk”

Top tip: “Make friends to help you even more try even making friends with her. She is a human, just a little chubby.”

Top tip: “Employ aspects of multiple channels for your most effective means of communicating.”

Top tip: “If you have a talent, e.g. Guitar or Violin, show it. Somehow brace yourself for a performance in front of the crowd.”

Top tip: “Try to exude an aura of optimism around you: may it be through your words, your actions, or your composure. People who are too stiff and awkward will most likely gain notoriety in their communities, and, the community would want to forget them as much as possible.”

Top tip: “Make sure you always look pretty, whether you are going to the pool, the store with your mom, your brothers basketball game, or your friends house.”

Top tip: “Sign it “Love, (insert name here)”, or leave it anonymous, giving strong hints as to who you are.”

Top tip “What exactly has the sender written on the card? Your admirer will want you to find out who they are, so will have hopefully left a clue.”

Top tip: “Don’t worry about ‘passing’ the test; your only concern is to not change your story.”

Top tip: “You can learn to speak with a British accent if you don’t already have one! Just keep your tongue towards the roof of your mouth and pronounce your words slowly to get the feel of it. It’s really easy to learn and lots of fun for roleplaying with your friends.”

Top tip: “Craft sticks (popsicle sticks) would meet the requirements listed above, are inexpensive, and of uniform length.”

Top tip: “Go to your local shoe store and ask the persona t the counter for clown shoes. He/she will either say ‘Sure thing’ or ‘Sorry, we don’t sell clown shoes’. Now if he/she says that they don’t sell clown shoes, look online. If you find some, buy them.”

Top tip: “If you have athlete’s foot or have not recently showered, be sure to keep your socks on.”

Top tip: “You should be yourself around girls, so they don’t have to pretend to be someone you want.”

Top tip: Spy on him and see where he’s going next or after school so you randomly meet up with him and there’s your chance to get him!

Top tip: “BE CAREFUL! RT-ing a tweet you don’t even relate with is suicide. RT-ing is normally meant for intimate, inside jokes.”

Top tip: “Practice humility. Smith has never let fame get to his head, and is a respectful guy in general.”

Top tip: “Go on Wikipedia for all the references you don’t understand.”

Top tip: “Show respect to any Communists you know. Don’t constantly criticise their beliefs. They have the same rights of opinions as you do. Ignore their beliefs and treat them based on the respect you feel they deserve.”

What can Weird Text Generator do for you:

Weird text is a great way to be able to use fonts that are away from the monotony and add a touch of uniqueness to whatever a person is trying to convey via texts or social media posts, etc.

How to be weird

The weird text generator has several different text styles and fonts that one can put to us for a wide variety of purposes and platforms. It is an excellent text generator that will make your contact appear different, unique and stand out.

The text generator creates crazy, spooky, weird, fancy, basically all kinds of texts according to your liking.

Weird Text:

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  • ᵂᵉⁱʳᵈ ᴱˣᵃᵐᵖˡᵉ
  • Ⓦⓔⓘⓡⓓ Ⓔⓧⓐⓜⓟⓛⓔ
  • ฬєเг๔ єאค๓קɭє
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  • Weird Example
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How does this weird font tool work?

The crazy looking and fancy text is a fun, efficient and easy to use the weird symbol that helps users achieve a wide variety of text and font styles just by typing in a few letters of their choice.

Often more than not, we see such text appear in different places across the web however when we wish to copy it and paste it elsewhere such as on different social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Youtube, etc however as unfortunate as it is, we are unable to do so and the text fails to appear in the new weird font that we want it to.

The weird text generator uses Unicode as a result of which we can easily copy the text that we have created using the weird letter and online font generator and paste it wherever we want without any problem at all. By using the Unicode text generator, it appears as if the font has been changed however in actuality, this is not the case at all.

Unicode uses a set of symbols that look like the original Latin alphabet. What Unicode creators basically wanted to do was that they wanted to cater to all the languages out there and that seemed close to impossible.

What they did to make this possible was that they created tens of thousands of Unicode symbols which appear in the shape of fonts. The characters that Unicode has are very basic looking and diacritics can be added to those characters in order to make it look a certain way or appear as a certain letter in a particular language.

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The interesting thing is that there is absolutely no limit to the number of diacritics that can be added to a character which has been provided by Unicode. These diacritics actually help create another type of weird text known as the zalgo text in which the letters appear in a manner that makes it look like there is a glitch or an error.

The weird text generator consists of several different weird fonts as a result of which, every time you need to use a particular type of font, you can get them all in one place, at your convenience instead of constantly having to go to different words generator websites to pick different font styles and symbols.

To wrap it all up:

  • Type the text you want in Weird Text Generator
  • You will see fonts below
  • Copy any font you want to use
  • Paste it where you want and enjoy it

Who can use it and where?

The weird font generator is a fun and unique way to generate several different text fonts that are weird, fancy or crazy.

The weird letters generator can be used to generate text that can be used on different social media platforms such as Youtube, your Facebook status or comments and even in your Instagram posts and captions to give a fresh and unique look to your content which would not only look different but also out of the box making it more noticeable than the normal, boring text.

Weird text is a great way to create weird and fancy text which would be more fun to use than the generic, monotonous text. It will make your captions, posts and comments appear to be more eye-catching, different and unique. This can also help social media personalities and influencers attract more people to their posts increasing their reach, followers, number of likes as well as their overall fanbase.

Furthermore, different fonts and copy and paste text styles including emoticons can also be used in Photoshop or other similar software as part of a project in order to make your text appear different and unique. If someone is creating a poster or an image that is supposed to look a bit eye-catching such as an invitation or there is a poster for a fun movie or a play, the weird text generator is the ideal tool to generate that kind of text.

The weird text generator, with it’s easy and fun to use features, is not only enjoyable but also makes the work time-efficient and hassle-free adding to the comfort and convenience needed in your already extremely busy life.

Best Practices for this Cool font generator:

From the fancy text on social media to fun movie posters, this text generator has it all covered while making your life a little less difficult and busy considering that you would not have to spend extra time in downloading a font which you can then use for different purposes.

The weird symbols and fonts generator is really user-friendly and extremely unique making your fun and different text generating experience enjoyable and absolutely worth it!

It’s basically like a one-stop-shop except that it also happens to be absolutely free of cost. You do not have to pay a penny. All that you have to do is type in your text, choose from the large range of font styles available and copy and paste it wherever you want, whenever you want! The process is quick, efficient and saves you from a lot of research and effort on your own.

The weird text generator is basically a lifesaver especially if you already have a lot of work at hand and wish to find the perfect font instantly making your text appear more interactive and impactful than ever before.

All of human life is here.

Top tip: “Take notice of their preferred activities, and try to initiate some time together in doing those things. “

Top tip: “Evaluate your profile picture. The beautiful people generally only want to hang out with other equally gorgeous people. If you aren’t putting your best face forward, you’ll lose a lot of potential hot friends. And photography can make you look your absolute best, so don’t fret.”

Top tip: “You will find love again! Internet relationships are hard because of all the “What ifs. “. What if you don’t find anyone else? What if they really are ‘the one’? What if it could have worked out? What if they lied about everything they said?”

. and the mind

Top tip: “If you have never used moon incense with a ritual fire, you should practice a few times. Flames will leap up along the dust trail of this incense powder, so you must be extremely careful.”

Top tip: “Wear jeans that make your butt pop. Part of the allure of a donkey butt is how you present it, and a pair of jeans can either make or break a badonkadonk”

Top tip: “Make friends to help you even more try even making friends with her. She is a human, just a little chubby.”

Top tip: “Employ aspects of multiple channels for your most effective means of communicating.”

Top tip: “If you have a talent, e.g. Guitar or Violin, show it. Somehow brace yourself for a performance in front of the crowd.”

Top tip: “Try to exude an aura of optimism around you: may it be through your words, your actions, or your composure. People who are too stiff and awkward will most likely gain notoriety in their communities, and, the community would want to forget them as much as possible.”

Top tip: “Make sure you always look pretty, whether you are going to the pool, the store with your mom, your brothers basketball game, or your friends house.”

Top tip: “Sign it “Love, (insert name here)”, or leave it anonymous, giving strong hints as to who you are.”

Top tip “What exactly has the sender written on the card? Your admirer will want you to find out who they are, so will have hopefully left a clue.”

Top tip: “Don’t worry about ‘passing’ the test; your only concern is to not change your story.”

Top tip: “You can learn to speak with a British accent if you don’t already have one! Just keep your tongue towards the roof of your mouth and pronounce your words slowly to get the feel of it. It’s really easy to learn and lots of fun for roleplaying with your friends.”

Top tip: “Craft sticks (popsicle sticks) would meet the requirements listed above, are inexpensive, and of uniform length.”

Top tip: “Go to your local shoe store and ask the persona t the counter for clown shoes. He/she will either say ‘Sure thing’ or ‘Sorry, we don’t sell clown shoes’. Now if he/she says that they don’t sell clown shoes, look online. If you find some, buy them.”

Top tip: “If you have athlete’s foot or have not recently showered, be sure to keep your socks on.”

Top tip: “You should be yourself around girls, so they don’t have to pretend to be someone you want.”

Top tip: Spy on him and see where he’s going next or after school so you randomly meet up with him and there’s your chance to get him!

Top tip: “BE CAREFUL! RT-ing a tweet you don’t even relate with is suicide. RT-ing is normally meant for intimate, inside jokes.”

Top tip: “Practice humility. Smith has never let fame get to his head, and is a respectful guy in general.”

Top tip: “Go on Wikipedia for all the references you don’t understand.”

Top tip: “Show respect to any Communists you know. Don’t constantly criticise their beliefs. They have the same rights of opinions as you do. Ignore their beliefs and treat them based on the respect you feel they deserve.”

Photos: David Cook (2), Getty Images, Roger Cabello, Getty Images, Roger Cabello, Franz Walderdorff

How to be weird

Wear Red.

Yes, it’s that simple. A bit of crimson has the power to put men in a lusty state of mind—one study even found they were 56 percent more likely to ask out a woman in a red top versus a white one. That’s because men are hardwired to respond to the hue: The color was used as early as 10,000 B.C. in lip color and blush to mimic the red flush we get when we’re turned on. Throw on a red dress and let primal instincts take over.

Smile

It’s no surprise that anyone would be drawn to a megawatt grin, but what is fascinating is that a smile amps up how sexy you seem, according to a recent study. “A friendly and approachable woman may seem more sexually interested,” researchers at the University of British Columbia told Allure. We can’t vouch for the science on this part, but a little whitening could be nice, too. We like Crest 3D White 2 Hour Express Whitestrips, which brighten teeth in two hours.

. Except on Your Lips

One study found that the lipstick shades men find most attractive are neutrals or soft pinks. Steer clear of anything Nicki Minaj–inspired and take cues from your natural color, picking something a few shades pinker. Women with fair skin look best in sheer rose (like L’Oréal Paris Infallible Le Rouge lipstick in Eternal Rose). Medium-toned skin pairs well with pinks with brown undertones; sheer formulas (like Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Balm in Bountiful Blush) are extra flattering and hard to overdo. If you have a dark complexion, look for wine-y pinks—one supershiny formula is Lipstick Queen Jean Queen Lip Gloss.

Choose the Right Perfume

We asked perfumers for the sexiest notes, and they all came back with the same answer: lush flowers, vanilla and amber, and powdery notes. One of our favorite seductive scents is Chanel No. 19 Poudre: French for “powder,” this scent’s fresh iris root tempers the heady jasmine. Dolce & Gabbana Velvet Sublime, with zesty orange blossom and intoxicating neroli, is warm, like a beach vacation in a bottle. Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge isn’t for the faint of heart, or head. Ford tossed in the whole spice cabinet—cardamom, cinnamon, and ginger are sweetened by vanilla and warm amber.

Dim the Lights

It goes without saying that candlelight is sexy (there’s a reason most Instagram filters wash everyone in a hazy glow), and the best way to flatter exposed skin is with a shimmery body cream. Dust Urban Decay’s Honey Body Powder over your shoulders and décolletage, where light will naturally enhance it. We love it because it’s a superfine, subtle, somehow grown-up shimmer, and—wait for it—it’s lickable. Just saying.

Add Mega Shine to Your Hair

Practically nothing about Victoria’s Secret models is attainable—except possibly their shiny, soft hair. To achieve Angel-worthy gloss, try these shine-boosting techniques: Condition first, shampoo second. “For hair to be full and bouncy, it has to be free of residue,” says hairstylist Nathaniel Hawkins. Then rough-dry hair by raking your fingers through it; if you want sexy volume, you have to embrace a little fluff. And when you think your hair’s dry, blast it with heat for another three minutes. “It has to be 100 percent dry, otherwise it will collapse,” says Hawkins. Mist a shine spray like Umberto Beverly Hills Shimmer Shine Spray over the whole head and voilá—you’re halfway to Gisele.