Menu IconA vertical stack of three evenly spaced horizontal lines. You’re healthier, more persuasive, and people will just generally think you’re smart and trustworthy. But turns out, the opposite of a business don’t have to hit the genetic lottery to become more attractive to the opposite sex.
Thanks to a slew of studies on sex and attraction, we found 12 grooming tips, attitude adjustments, and other fixes for both men and women that are proven to make you more appealing. Meredith Galante contributed to this story. The study, from researchers at the British universities of Leeds and Central Lancashire, found that teeth are «the human equivalent of a peacock’s tail,» according to The Daily Mail. They are a sign of health and good genetics that help select a mate. Eat your fruits and vegetables for glowing skin. Fruits and vegetables are loaded with antioxidants and plant-based pigments, which give skin a healthy hue. Participants in the study had rosier cheeks and healthier looking skin with just an increase of one portion of fruit and vegetables a day.
Turns out, there’s a reason that creep on the street is always asking you to smile. Happiness is the most attractive emotion in females, a study called «Happy Guys Finish Last: The Impact of Emotion Expressions on Sexual Attraction» published in Emotion showed. Researchers found that a simple smile causes men to find women more beautiful. Guys need to brood a little more.
Brooding and swaggering men are much more attractive than men who are smiling, according to a study from the University of British Columbia. In fact, the women surveyed said happiness was the least attractive quality in a man. But the study was based only on «gut reactions on carnal, sexual attraction,» one of the study’s co-authors told The Daily Mail, not whether the men would make a good boyfriend or husband. The study could explain why some women are attracted to the «bad boy» persona.
Women should play dumb if they’re looking for a fling. This one pains us to write. Women who appeared quick-witted and lucid, on the other hand, were found less physically attractive. Thankfully, the opposite was true when men were seeking long-term partners. The study found that men with beards were seen as more aggressive and of a higher social-status, but not better looking.
Women should also keep red lipstick handy. Ladies, pick up some red lipstick next time you’re at the drug store. The study found that men stared at a woman’s lips for seven full seconds when they were colored red. In comparison, they spent just 0.
95 seconds looking at her eyes and 0. 85 seconds gazing at her hair. Men should play hard to get. The study found that women started thinking about a man more when she was uncertain if he really liked her or not. Then, she would conclude she liked him since she couldn’t «get this guy out of her head.
Overall, the study suggested that if men hold back some of their feelings at the very beginning, and create some mystery, he’ll be more likely to hook a member of the opposite sex. The scientists suggested that the shirt creates an illusion that broadens the shoulders and slims the waist, producing a more V-shaped body that women found sexy. Women should use a higher-pitched voice. Forget everything you know about a husky voice being considered sexy — women should use a higher-pitched voice when speaking to a man they’re interested in.
Men need to take a deep breath and relax. The researchers concluded that men with low stress levels are considered more attractive because handling a stressful situation suggests having a «strong» genetic makeup that can be passed on to children. And everyone should go for a ride on a roller coaster. There was no difference for couples who were already romantically linked, so this trick only works with potential partners. More than 1,000 people participated in the study, which first appeared in the Archives of Sexual Behavior.