Believe it or not, there are scientific ways to make you look more attractive. In fact, psychologists have spent years in finding out how to make the socialisation process and relationships work better. So why not take advantage of that?
Read on as we tell you 11 things that will help you shine in your social circle.
Two studies conducted in Switzerland revealed that smiling and attractiveness are directly related. The stronger your smile, the more attractive your face looks. In fact, a happy face can really attract people. Grumpy people, are you listening?
Psychologist Arthur Aron conducted a study in the State University at New York, in which two groups of undergrads were created. One was created for small talk, and the other was more inquisitive. It was concluded that people who ask more personal questions and have deep conversations feel more connected to others. Turns out beating around the bush is a bad idea. Get to the point, and ask whatever questions you want to without embarrassing them.
In a study from China, 100 men and women looked at images of other men and women and rated each picture on attractiveness. Each image had to be paired with a word that described either a positive personality trait or a negative one. The results showed that people with positive traits were considered more attractive.
A 2010 cross cultural study found that women are most attracted to men wearing red. It is believed that everything becomes automatically more pleasing in red. Red symbolises power and ambition. In fact, wearing red may work for women too.
Research among undergrads conducted in Australia suggested that women found attentive men more attractive than those who seemed lost. It further said that mindful men who paid more attention to their partners during the brief interactions did a better job at regulating their anxiety, which made them a lot more attractive.
In a 2014 study, researchers requested 1,500 women (who were in their late 20s) to listen to both simple and complex pieces of music and rate the ?attractiveness? of each composer. According to the results, women preferred the more complex music and would prefer the composer of the more complex piece as their long-term partner.
Multiple studies demonstrate that guys who cracked jokes were three times likely to get a woman’s number as compared to men who didn’t. In fact, they are perceived as more attractive and intelligent. It is a widely believed theory that funny people are considered relatively more social and more intelligent, both qualities most people seek in their partners.
A 2014 study carried out at the University of California, San Diego, found that people were deemed to look better when they were in a group. Study authors Drew Walker and Edward Vul write that, ?having a few wingmen or wing women may indeed be a good dating strategy, particularly if their facial features complement and average out one’s unattractive idiosyncrasies.?
Most studies suggest that people crave validation. You need to make people important, make them feel like a winner, a feeling that leads directly to love. Isn?t it always nice to feel like someone is on your side? So definitely don’t hold back from appreciating others.
Making eye contact with your partner or friends, or even a stranger, deepens your emotional connection. A number of scientific studies have shown that consistent eye contact is one of the best ways to bond with people. Not to forget, it?s also an excellent way to flirt.
A study has confirmed that white and an evenly spaced set of teeth can make people look more attractive. The study done by the researchers at the University of Leeds found that teeth are the human equivalent of a peacock?s tail. Well, it?s time you stopped smoking and started brushing your teeth properly.