Actress Naomi Watts isn’t afraid to make the first move, reports People.  In an interview with More Magazine, Watts revealed that sparks flew from the moment she and future partner Liev Schreiber met at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual costume ball several years ago.  After chatting and flirting for a short while, the two exchanged numbers.  “We spoke on the phone for several weeks and emailed,” said Watts, who was in Los Angeles at the time.  “And then I made up some excuse to come to New York and the rest is history.”

As a woman, how do you make the first moves on a man?

Cupid’s Advice:

Breaking gender roles and making the first move can be tough, but it’s not impossible.  Here are a few tips to help you make it work:

1. Show your interest: Your date may be just as nervous as you are about making the first move, so make sure he knows that you’re interested.  After flirting, try saying something like, “I wanted to see that movie!”  Your date may suggest that you see it together.

2. Go on a group date: If asking your love interest on an actual date is too forward for you, try asking him on a group date.  Having mutual friends with you will make you both more at ease.

3. Be confident: If making the first move has you overly anxious, your discomfort will be apparent.  Boosting your confidence will make asking much easier, and it will also make him interested.

Have you ever made the first move?  Feel free to share your experience in a comment below!