4. “Did you change your makeup?”
“Unless he knows how I usually wear my makeup, it’s difficult to tell what I changed,” a surprised young Japanese woman in her 20s tells us. If you catch the subtle change she made to her hair or makeup, it signals to her that you’ve been paying close attention to her. If the change is too subtle and you’re not completely sure, try “There’s something different about you today,” and see how she reacts.