When I was younger, I used to joke about how “no one is ugly, there are only more fortunate people like me who looks better than others”. Thinking about it now, I’m kinda ashamed realizing how not funny and certainly not right it sounded, again, I was young and I’m sorry. 🙁 In line with this, I think we can all agree that even though we all know that we should always see beyond superficial things, more attractive people are still having it easier than the not so attractive ones. Unfortunately, changing human nature is something that is way beyond for an individual to accomplish. However, what is more, doable is changing oneself to be more attractive. Yes, it can be done. Here are the scientifically proven ways to be more attractive that we can try.
Women should smile more. Men should keep a poker face.
“Happy girls are the prettiest”
― Audrey Hepburn
According to a study conducted by the American Psychological Association, smiling or happiness is the most attractive expression on women while pride (I interpret this as a show of confidence), unexpectedly is the most attractive male expression. The study covered a wide age range, thus proving that this fact on what expression makes a specific gender more attractive holds true both on young and adult.
Roses are red and it rhymes with bed. Wearing red is sure to make men attracted.
“I’m sure they didn’t notice anything but you. You should wear flames more often,” he says. “They suit you.”
― Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games
Remember “Woman On Top” and “Pretty Woman”? No? “Charlie’s Angels”? Not in your era? Ok fine. But my point is, these women/ main actresses are granted to be genetically blessed already but what wearing a red dress does to them is mind-boggling. Men are like bulls if you ask me when they see red, they charge for it.
On a more serious note, the same study by Dr. Alec Beall revealed that males senses/ perceives “sexual receptivity” among women wearing red and place/ location doesn’t matter. A social experiment they have conducted in South Africa proved the men’s attraction to red is culturally universal.
Women should get high and men should get low.
Before your mind goes somewhere not so wholesome, let me make myself clear. I’m talking about voice pitch. Also through studies and research, it was concluded that a higher voice pitch is automatically perceived as coming from someone with a smaller physique and this is a quality that subconsciously promotes men’s sexual attraction to women and it works vis a vis.
Always be hygienic and groom yourself.
I think this is pretty self-explanatory. Jeremy Nicholson, MSW, PhD, a psychologist and blogger who wrote The Attraction Doctor said that we are likely searching for partners who are healthy, strong and capable of taking care of themselves.
“The most attractive thing about you should have less to do with your face or body and more to do with your attitude and how you treat people.”
― Germany Kent
Though it has long been proven that if you are physically attractive you are also automatically perceived as a good person, recent studies show that it also works the other way around. Meaning, that act of kindness and positive attitude will make you look more attractive.
There are a lot more tried and tested ways to be more attractive out there, but remember that what matters most is your willingness to change for the better. It will take a lot of self-discipline and some major sacrifices but don’t let it hinder you from achieving your goal.