Appearing more attractive to the opposite sex can be both an art and a science. Our biological preferences play a larger role in our sexual magnetism than most realize – this is controlled by science. However, we can use art to mimic the effects of naturally occurring scents, features and visual stimulation in order to appeal to the primal instinct of finding the right mate.
1. Wear the right color. Both men and women will perceive a member of the opposite sex to be more attractive when wearing red. This may very well be due to the popular association of the color red with sexual attraction. However, scientifically, there’s more to the power of red than hearsay. A recent study found that women subconsciously choose to wear red while they are ovulating. It’s part of a primal instinct to attract more attention from the opposite sex when women are most fertile in order to increase their chances of finding a suitable partner to conceive offspring. Hot pink is also a popular color choice for ovulating women. However, while hot pink is effective at calling attention from the opposite sex, red is shown to be more powerful. Comparably, men wearing red can be perceived to be more assertive, wealthy and appear to hold a higher social esteem when wearing red.
2. Entice them with fragrance. The human sense of smell is a powerful thing; a familiar scent can bring decades-old childhood memories into our minds with just a simple whiff. Interestingly, an appealing scent can also help us associate the opposite sex with a sense of attraction. While the natural scents that the human body emits to attract the opposite sex cannot be controlled or exactly replicated, the use of artificial scents can be just as likely to boost your sexual appeal to the opposite sex. Both men and women respond to scents containing a dominating fragrance of vanilla. Lavender and Jasmine are also other perfume scents ladies should keep in their perfume arsenal. Women respond best to musk and woodsy scents along with fresh scents such as clean linen, baby powder, citrus and mint.
3. Flash a brilliant smile. According to Daily Mail, a study has proven what many have always suspected – an attractive smile makes you more appealing to the opposite sex. However, it seems a beautiful smile is more important to men than women when scoring the attractiveness of the opposite sex. Males consider a naturally white set of evenly spaced teeth to be considerably more attractive than teeth with a slight yellow tint or teeth with wide and uneven spacing. In order to enhance the appeal of their smile, women can whiten their teeth at home with an over-the-counter teeth whitening kit and wear brightly colored lipstick to attract attention to their smile. Unfortunately, spacing of teeth isn’t something that can be self-remedied and will require a visit to the dentist’s office.
4. Emphasize facial features. Aside from plastic surgery, many feel that there is very little they can do to permanently enhance their facial features. It’s common knowledge that women can use makeup to temporarily emphasize their good features. However, women (and daring men) can step it up a notch by using a makeup application technique called highlighting and contouring. Highlighting and contouring is often referred to as “plastic surgery without makeup” since it can be used to visually restructure the face and fine-tune the proportions of facial features. If learned properly, this aesthetic skill can even be used to create commonly coveted features such as higher cheekbones, a puffier pout, a slimmer nose and a younger set of eyes.
Anyone of these simple things could potentially increase your attractiveness to the opposite sex and possibly lead you to your soulmate. Not convinced? For those who are bigger fans of attraction through intelligence, you could take steps to increase your attractiveness through your intellect by brushing up on your knowledge on popular topics on sites like FindHow.com and other educational websites.