Human relationships and social experiences are always of interest to me. I find human interactions fascination. Which leads us to these videos from Business Insider about what makes a man attractive and what men can do to become more attractive.
This is fascinating information. As expected, science uncovers the truth about humankind. What we each find attractive tends to be opposite of what the fashion and beauty industries tell us. Our own perceptions of attraction are inaccurate and biased. Men find women with less make more attractive. Women believe they need more makeup for beauty.
What Does Science Tell Us?
According to Business Insider, men can do the following things to attract women.
1. Wear Red
Red is a power color.
2. Grow Heavy Stubble
Stubble indicates maturity and manliness. I wonder if this works for women too? If women don’t shave, are they perceived as “manly”?
3. Good Posture
4. Smile Less
A scientific study discovered women find men who smile too much less dominate. Men found women who smile more attractive.
5. Build Big Muscles
Large muscles send the subliminal message the man has good genes.
The research found sweat contains a chemical called androstadienone. The theory is, this chemical attracts women, improves moods, and increases desire.
All I can say about this one is “ick” and take a shower.
The Science of Attraction
Those are the things men can do to improve the attraction. But physical traits are predetermined and more difficult to alter to improve the attraction. You may be thinking women prefer a particular type of man based on Hollywood norms.
Science says yes and no to this theory.
Women are more attracted to men who have symmetrical and balanced facial features. Science indicates it is a signal of good health and genes.
2. Deep Voices
Women prefer a deep male voice because it is memorable.
3. Large Jaws
Studies show women prefer a large jaw because it indicates good reproductive health.
4. Limbal Ring – Eyes
The eye has a dark circle around the iris called the limbal ring. Science shows a dark, distinct ring is more attractive to women. The ring shows youth and health.
Studies showed women prefer taller men. In one study, men with children were taller than those without children.
Scientifically Proven Features That Make Men Attractive
The perception of attraction is individual. We all look for signs of good genes, intelligence, and good health in a mate. But what each of us finds attractive in another is unique.
Personally, I preferred to avoid a sweaty, large jawed, bellowing fella with a grimace for a smile and an over abundance of facial hair.