Science has set out to unravel the mysteries of everyday life, such as what makes some people more attractive than others .
In addition to research on facial proportions or the influence of social status on the likelihood of finding a partner, a number of studies have recently emerged that investigate specific issues that help us to provide our best version .
How can you be more attractive?
With these 10 scientifically proven tips , and whether you are a man or a woman, you can be more attractive than you ever thought possible. Anyway, the art of seduction should never be something that makes you anxious! Just read, enjoy, and if you see that any of the advice can be useful to you, apply it.
1. Upright head and sloping chin
A number of investigations have looked into this issue. It seems that both women and men are considered more handsome and attractive when they have their head slightly tilted to one side , high and with their chin pointing upwards.
In fact, a comprehensive study published in 2011 in the scientific journal Evolutionary Psychology and conducted at the University of Newcastle, this angle at which the head is tilted is an important factor in assessing the degree of attractiveness of women, and is a knowledge that the world of photography and fashion has been able to exploit.
2. The importance of healthy white teeth
It is enough to be a little observant to realize that having nice teeth is a key factor to be more attractive . There are several studies about this, for example the one from Leeds University, which tried to check whether people with white and well-proportioned teeth were really perceived by others as more sexually attractive.
The conclusions pointed out that the set of white teeth, well placed and evenly spaced, are more attractive in both men and women.
3. Men: don’t smile so much
Several investigations carried out at the University of Columbia, in Canada, indicated that faces with worried and melancholic expressions are much more attractive to women than expressions of permanent smile and extraversion .
Fundamentally, the study sought to find psychological reasons why females tend to be more attracted to “bad boys.
In this sense, not long ago we published in Psychology and Mind an extensive article on why the “tough guys” are so attractive . If you want to take a look at it, here is the link:
“Men of the Dark Triad: Why do women prefer tough guys?”
4. Women: you do, smile more
Conversely, research by the National Institute of Health in the United States concluded that men are more attracted to women who radiate happiness .
In this study, it was found that girls who smile often provoke a greater predisposition of men to be attracted to them.
5. Men with beards: more or less attractive?
A controversial point, since not even science agrees on whether wearing a beard makes men more or less attractive .
A study conducted in Oxford suggested that women tend to find shaved male faces more beautiful, compared to the same faces with beards. British researchers reported that men who wear a lot of facial hair have a more aggressive image and are perceived as having a higher social status .
However, other sources say just the opposite about the attractiveness of bearded men. A study conducted at the South New Wales University in Australia noted that "some beards" are more attractive to women. It seems that beard styles that are out of the ordinary are appealing to most women .
In fact, in a recent article by Psychology and Mind we echoed the result of several investigations that reinforce the idea that the beard is entering our society to stay, since more and more women are attracted to hairy faces. Here is the link:
"Men with beards are more attractive and flirt more, according to a study"Â
So, it seems that men have two options left: either shave completely, or invent something curious and striking with their facial hair .
6. Red Lips
There is a general rule that says that the color red has a special strength to play in our favor if we want to attract another person. We’ll go into that later.
Have you ever wondered why women put lipstick on their lips? Well, simply because most men find them more attractive that way.
For example, research from the University of Manchester reported that, during a conversation between a man and a woman, the man focuses his attention on her lips for an average of 1 second. However, if the woman’s lips are painted with red lipstick, this attention time rises to almost seven seconds in many of the cases studied.
7. Scars: are they sexy?
At the University of Liverpool, an extensive study was carried out that ended up revealing something surprising: men with a face marked by a clearly visible scar are more attractive to many women .
However, this has a trick: the scar is a characteristic that is seen positively only by those women who are looking for sporadic relationships.
8. The importance of being a quiet man
It is not difficult to see that women perceive as more attractive men who show a calm attitude and no stress or nervousness. Calm and relaxation is a positive value when it comes to being attractive , and this is confirmed by a study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B .
This same study points out that women tend to prefer calm men because of an adaptive issue: they are more capable of managing stressful situations without transmitting nervousness and negativity to children .
9. Red is your ally, whether you are a woman or a man
If you want to increase your attractiveness quickly and easily, pay attention to this advice: wear red clothes . This is especially effective if you are a man, so if you have a date with a woman who drives you crazy, it is a good choice to choose a shirt of that bright color.
The explanation for this phenomenon is not simple: our brain makes curious associations between certain colors, emotions and values. When we talk about the colour red, ideas such as passion, love, power and sexuality, among other things, usually come to mind . Unconsciously, this can play in your favor.
10. The secret of talking to someone’s right ear
A series of investigations on the subject of attraction and its relationship with our brain, we can say, very synthetically, that the left hemisphere of the brain has a greater involvement in the handling of verbal information and positive sensations, while the right hemisphere processes non-verbal stimuli and negative emotions.
The heart of the matter lies there: the left hemisphere of the brain works with the information perceived from the right ear, and vice versa. Knowing this, scientists indicate that c hen we receive stimuli from the right ear, our brain begins to connect with positive emotions, optimism and, ultimately, more pleasant sensations . So, it seems that it is a good idea that when you go to whisper some words of love in the ear of that special person, you make sure it is the right ear.
Some extra tips
We invite you to investigate in our section on seduction and attraction if your goal is to delve into the psychological variables that can help you (or not) to be more attractive or desirable.
In fact, sometimes it is useful to be aware of what makes us less attractive . You can find out in the next article:
“How not to flirt: 11 things you should never do to try to seduce”