In recent history there was Ted from the bus and Alex, although he's never seen my smile, apparently he's heard it my voice because he's told me many times (in his thick European accent) that he "reeeelly like my voice".
My bus driver for the last little while always seems to be a little more cheerful when he sees me get on the bus (judged by his non-smile as I watch others get on and his face getting much cheerier? when I get on). Anyways so today we were chatting about moving, we both moved homes over the last week, and I said something about how he should get some rest after work instead of tackling his daunting list of house repairs to which he said "I have no problem doing whatever a pretty lady asks of me" ... oh gosh.
AND ... today at work a guy from one of the architect's offices came in and we chatted a bit when he made the connection that we knew some of the same people (in particular my friend who also applied for my job). He got back to the office and e-mailed me about how it was nice to finally put a (pretty) face to the voice he hears on the phone and something cheesy about how unfortunate it was that he's switching companies from downtown Hamilton to Toronto and he should maybe rethink it? ... oh gosh. I got another e-mail from him (I replied to the first one*) and him, our mutual friend and I might be going out ... oh gosh.
*maybe I shouldn't have replied? But that just seems to snobbish for my liking, and heck I like new friends ... most of the time.
All I can attribute it to is the fact that I'm a smile-y person. Obviously a smile will not have the same effect on women as it does on men, because there sure isn't (to my knowledge) anything I do differently in terms of treating men or women. I try to be pretty equal in my goofy nature to both genders.
Seriously. People of blogging land, do you think smiles change the way people view you, to the point of thinking you're flirting? I just think it might.