7 Ways To Be More Attractive, According To Science

Everyone wants to be more attractive. Whether you want to be the one everyone looks at on Friday night downtown, or you want to find The One, it’s a universal desire to be more attractive. but how does one do that? There’s the obvious stuff like go to the gym and shower regularly, but what else? Thankfully, science has our back.

Keep your teeth as white as possible

A study from the universities of Leeds and Central Lancashire found back in 2012 that teeth are the human equivalent of a peacock’s tail – they are a sign of health and genetic quality that helps us choose a mate. The researchers also found that spacing was important, but interestingly that the state of women’s teeth was particularly of note. Leeds University psychologist Colin Hendrie said: “When males are looking at females and when females are looking at females, there is quite a strong effect.

Males are thinking about attraction and females are in competition with each other.”

Keep your skin clean

A study by the NIH found that smooth skin is a big factor in overall attractiveness in a similar way to white teeth. Good skin indicates good health. An easy way to get started is a gentle exfoliation followed by a good moisturiser. And sunscreen!

Present yourself as older

Some call it the George Clooney Effect. Basically, all you need to do is appear older. A 2010 study of 3770 women found that women often prefer older men. This only increases as the women become more financially independent. Lead author and University of Dundee psychologist Fhionna Moore said in a statement: “We think this suggests greater financial independence gives women more confidence in partner choices, and attracts them to powerful, attractive older men.”

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