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Being attractive doesn’t mean having the perfect body, the perfect hair, or the perfect teeth. On the contrary, on a scientific level, there are many attractive qualities that you likely wouldn’t ever even consider until you thought about it.


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If you asked a group of a thousand people what makes someone attractive, you would get a thousand different answers. Everyone has an idea of what attractive qualities are. With that being said, though, there are some universally understood ideas of what makes someone attractive, according to science. And below, I am going to go over six different ones that you can use to boost your attractiveness today.

For those keen on exploring the power of colors in attraction, the book “The Psychology of Color” can be a fascinating read.

1.To Be More Attractive Wear red.

It might seem like something small, but small things can make a big difference. Simply add a red accent to your outfit, or go bold and wear a red dress. According to a 2010 study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, people who wear red are perceived as more attractive in contrast to others that aren’t.

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2. Don’t play hard to get, if you want to be more attractive.

There is so much information out there, that it’s easy to get the wrong information. One myth is that if you play hard to get, you will get the guy or girl. Not only will this get you the wrong person (someone who plays games) this doesn’t usually work. Why? Well, according to Psychology Today, we tend to be attracted to people who like us. So, if you want someone to be attracted to you, show them you are interested in them.

3. Mirror the person you want to attract.

Don’t get me wrong, I am NOT saying to be fake. But, if you notice you have a lot in common with someone you like, let it be known. When we see ourselves in others, it makes them instantly more attractive to us, because we tend to choose people who feel are similar to us.

To dive deeper into the power of mirroring and body language, “The Definitive Book of Body Language” is an insightful resource.

4. Have a sense of humor to be more attractive.

One of the most valued qualities in a person is the ability to make you laugh. Even a 2006 study that was published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior found that people are far more attracted to someone who can make them laugh.

5. Be nice.

It might seem obvious, but people truly appreciate kindness. A 2016 study from the University of Guelph and Nipissing University found that out of 800 people, people who were good to others for the sake of being good (not to look good) were far more sexually active than those who were more selfish.

Interested in harnessing kindness in daily life? “The Kindness Challenge” book offers actionable steps to make a difference.

6. Be a part of a group.

This one kind of surprised me. Not because socializing isn’t an attractive quality, but more so because I figured that a solo person would seem more like ‘fair game.’ However, when you are in a group of others, you are considered to be more appealing. This could be because deep down, instinctually when we see someone in a group, they appear to be ‘wanted’ which in turn tells us they are of value.