5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Appear More Attractive

Posted 2 years ago in People

As we all know by now, attracting the fairer sex can be a complicated business.

This is partly because your overall attractiveness tends to rely on more attributes than just your physical appearance – there’s also some scientific elements involved too.

Those methods tend to include; the way you carry yourself, how intelligent you are and how much you inspire others – plus a whole host of other things.

Here’s our pick of the top five.

1. Laughter Is The Best Medicine
There’s an age old concept that tells us: women are more attracted to men who can make them laugh. To prove this theory, a psychologist asked men to tell jokes to their friends at a bar, whilst a woman sat at a nearby table. The test found the following: the guys who told all the jokes were three times more likely to get her number than those who didn’t.

2. Keep Your Friends Close
A 2014 study from the University of California, San Diego, concluded that people tend to look better when they’re in a group. Apparently, this is because our brains mark the attractiveness of a group in aggregate manner, making each face look more ‘average’ – or ‘attractive’ – as a result. Whereas if you’re on your own, you tend to look a little bit sad and lonely.

3. Be a leader
Another popular myth tells us: people are attracted to power. To prove this theory, a 2014 study found that people within a group had a tendency to think the group’s leader is the most attractive member. In the real world, that means employees tend to find their CEO more attractive than most of the senior members of staff.

4. Keep on Smiling
In Switzerland, a psychologist recently examined the relationship between one’s attractiveness and how often they smile. Their research found that the stronger a person’s smile is, the more attractive a face looked. It just goes to show, a happy face is an attractive one.

5. Good Manners
In China, a 2014 study of 120 people found that when people hear about how nice somebody else is, they find that face more attractive. Apparently, this study found that, ‘Personality characteristics may be linked to facial attractiveness, such that positive personality characteristics can promote facial attractiveness, whereas negative personality characteristics can reduce facial attractiveness’.