15 scientifically proven tricks to instantly make yourself appear more attractive

15 scientifically proven tricks to instantly make yourself appear more attractive

If you're insecure about the way you appear to people and would like to feel a little more confident when approaching people, these simple steps can make you instantly attractive.

Most of us wouldn't rate ourselves very high on an attractiveness scale because we're constantly comparing ourselves to other, more attractive people, or to unrealistically hot celebrities on social media. We wonder how they manage to do it so effortlessly. The truth is all of us have the potential to be attractive, and sometimes it takes a little confidence and a few of these tricks to have everyone swooning for us.

The media peddles unrealistic standards of beauty. (Pixabay)
The media peddles unrealistic standards of beauty. (Pixabay)

1. Smile more if you're a woman and less if you're a man

The University of British Columbia discovered that women were more likely to find guys who appeared serious more sexually attractive than guys who appeared happy. In fact, male shame and pride were surprisingly found to be more attractive than male happiness. On the other hand, happiness in women was found to be the most attractive to men. The study did not cover attractions to the same sex, unfortunately, but happiness works better in the long run.

Practice your serious face for first impressions. (Pixabay)
Practice your serious face for first impressions. (Pixabay)

2. Use just enough perfume or cologne

If you use the right kind of perfume or cologne that goes well with your body's natural odor, then it may increase your allure with the people you're trying to flirt with. There's a risk, however, that can instantly lower your desirability. Spraying too much cologne or perfume can be an unpleasant experience for people around you, and may drive people away.

Don't use too much perfume or cologne. (Pixabay)
Don't use too much perfume or cologne. (Pixabay)

3. Raise your chin

Showing off your chin can help boost your desirability among your peers. A strong jawline is a sign of strength, which is an evolutionarily desirable trait. Lifting your chin a little helps define your jawline and make your neck appear a little more slender. It also makes you look more confident, even if you feel insecure on the inside.

A raised chin increases your appeal. (Pixabay)
A raised chin increases your appeal. (Pixabay)

4. Go to an amusement park

It's said that doing exciting, thrilling activities that raise your adrenaline levels makes you seem a lot more attractive to the person you're doing them with. Whether it's riding a roller coaster or being dropped from a great height, adventure is a surefire way to both have fun and let the adrenaline boost your appeal on a first date.

A roller coaster ride can be a fun first date. (Pixabay)
A roller coaster ride can be a fun first date. (Pixabay)

5. Put on a pair of sunglasses

Sunglasses can add an aura of mysteriousness to you and make you seem that much more intriguing to people around you. They also make the face appear more symmetrical and cover up any irregularities that may throw people off at first sight. Sunglasses have also been overused in movies as a symbol of sophistication and swagger, so use that to your benefit.

Sunglasses do make you look cooler. (Pixabay)
Sunglasses do make you look cooler. (Pixabay)

6. Arch your back

Women who arch their backs are considered extremely attractive by men because it accentuates the slope of their back and makes them look a lot more curvaceous. From an evolutionary perspective, women who have a deeper curve in their backs are said to be better able to carry children. We hope that piece of information doesn't make you feel like slouching.

Don't go overboard with the arching, though. (Pixabay)
Don't go overboard with the arching, though. (Pixabay)

7. Let your dad bod show

While fitness and strength are often associated with manliness and attractiveness in males, a study has shown that women are actually more inclined to find a man with love handles to be a suitable partner. This is because the dad bod is commonly interpreted to be a sign of fatherhood, and women may, from an evolutionary perspective, seek men who will be good fathers.



8. Wear clothes that match

It's interesting to know that wearing monochromatic shades (the same color) can make you appear taller than you are. While a fluorescent pink jumpsuit may not be all that flattering on a guy, an all-black outfit isn't that hard to put together and looks good on any gender. People are attracted to tallness, and anything you can do to add those extra inches or create the illusion of doing so will enhance your desirability.

Matching clothes make you look taller. (Pixabay)
Matching clothes make you look taller. (Pixabay)

9. Hang out with other attractive people

Often called the 'cheerleader effect,' studies have shown that the attractiveness of a person increases when they are surrounded by other attractive people or even just part of a group. The average attractiveness of the group boosts your own attractiveness and makes you more desirable. Just make sure to ditch the posse once you do land a date.

Your friends can make you appear more attractive. (Pixabay)
Your friends can make you appear more attractive. (Pixabay)

10. Wear red

A study published in 2010 discovered that men and women are more likely to perceive someone as attractive when they're wearing red. Red is an arresting, stimulating color that is often associated with hunger as well as desire, so you could make people want a taste of you by adding a splash of red to your wardrobe or even to your makeup.

Red is an attractive color. (Pixabay)
Red is an attractive color. (Pixabay)

11. Turn your face to the right

A study found that people find the left side of the face more attractive than the right, so if you're taking a picture for your Tinder profile, or trying to catch the eye of someone in the room, turn your head to the right so that the left side of your face is more visible. Whether this works or not or makes you look like a slightly kooky human being, you'll have shown your best side.

Show off the left side of your face. (Pixabay)
Show off the left side of your face. (Pixabay)

12. Accentuate your hips

Walking down the street with an exaggerated swing in your hip is commonly used in movies when depicting a confident and sexy woman. That's apparently what turns people on, as hip-hugging outfits that make you look curvier have the same effect as arching your back. People are more likely to perceive you as desirable when they notice your hips.

Accentuate your hips when you dress and when you walk. (Pixabay)
Accentuate your hips when you dress and when you walk. (Pixabay)

13. Buy a dog

A study found that men who asked women for their number on the street were three times more likely to get a number when they had a dog than when they approached them alone. Having a dog signals that you are caring and loving and are able to take care of someone else. A dog also lowers people's inhibitions and makes them more friendly to you.

A dog makes you seem more desirable. (Pixabay)
A dog makes you seem more desirable. (Pixabay)

14. Bare your arms

Get those sleeveless tops out, unless it's the middle of winter; we don't want you to freeze. A lot of women think that they need to hitch their skirts up a little higher or wear high-waist pants to make their legs look incredibly long so as to appeal to men. A study showed that it's long arms that men find appealing, so if you'd like to seem more attractive, you have the right to bare arms.

  Crossed arms are not very appealing. (Pixabay)

  Crossed arms are not very appealing. (Pixabay)

15. Keep your arms uncrossed

It's easy to default to a crossed-arms pose when we're standing around at a party, looking for someone to talk to. But if you really want to boost your chances of having sparks fly the instant a man or woman looks at you, then make sure that your arms are at your side. It may make you feel a little uncomfortable, but people around you will perceive you as open and approachable.

Crossed arms are not very appealing. (Pixabay)
Crossed arms are not very appealing. (Pixabay)

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