5. Be your genuine self
Be your truest self around them. When you’re being honest and share your dreams and passions with them, they will feel instantly connected with you even though they might not share the same interests. Your passion and your authentic being will show them who you are and create a strong bond that is based on your personality and mentality. By being natural and upfront you will allow them to accept you as you are.
6. Be emotionally available
Make sure you are emotionally available for them, especially when they need you the most. When they can share their innermost feelings and deepest secrets with you, an emotional connection will form naturally. However, it is also important that you open yourself up and share what’s inside you as well.
7. Be supportive
According to YourTango, as a friend or a partner, you need to have their backs at all times. They need to know that they can trust you and rely on you when they need you the most. This means you can’t criticize them unnecessarily or talk behind their back. Although it doesn’t mean that you can’t tell them if they’re wrong, you need to make them feel safe and protected in your company in every situation.
8. Make them a priority
This person should be your top priority in your life, especially if you want to be together romantically. Make sure you are never late during dates, always call them back promptly, send texts that make them happy and make them feel good whenever they are with you. You should be their go-to person.
9. Know their dreams
Find out what their needs, wants, dreams and desires are. Learn what they truly want to achieve and accomplish in life. The more you understand what they want from life, the more you will be able to find shared interests.
10. Listen actively
Paying attention and actively listening to the person you want to build an emotional connection with is imperative. When you listen actively, you can ask relevant questions to show that you’re interested. This will also encourage them to open up more and share what they feel. Apart from listening to their words, you also need to pay attention to their body language. Active listening is essential for communication and a strong relationship.
11. Express your feelings
If you love them, then show it. Whether you love them romantically or as a friend, do not hold back in expressing your affection for them. When you prevent yourself from showing love, it damages the connection. Effective communication forms the basis of every and all relationships.
12. Spend more time together
If you want to build a deep connection with a person, then spending quality time with them can help you directly. The more you spend time with each other, the more comfortable you will become. However, you need to make sure that you make the most of your time together and be present in the moment physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
13. Argue smartly
Fights and arguments are a natural part of every healthy relationship. However, it is crucial that you fight clean and fair. Do not lose your temper in the heat of the moment and start fighting dirty. When you say things you don’t mean during a fight, it creates cracks in the relationship that can be very hard to heal.
14. Do adventurous and exciting things
A study on attraction found that there is “a significant positive correlation between adrenaline and attraction, which means as the level of adrenaline increased, so did the level of attraction.” When you share experiences that are exciting and adventurous with someone they instinctively feel more connected to you.