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Science-Backed ways to make you look more attractive

22 Jun, 2016 12:11:58

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.

Read on as we tell you 05 things that will help you shine in your social circle.

1. Smile more

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?

2. Be kind

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.

3. Wear red

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.

4. Be funny

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.

5. Hang out in groups

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.’