3 weird (but proven) ways to get him to like you
We bet you never knew that scaring a guy will make him fall for you.
Science works in weird and wonderful ways, and chemistry between two people is no different. While you’ve probably already heard of some tried-and-true flirting tips that can get a guy hooked, what about some more offbeat possibilities? What are some less conventional facts about attraction that science has revealed, and how can they help you get a guy?
We’ve compiled a short list of facts you might have never known about attraction. Some of them may seem odd, but you probably never knew that they would help you snag a cutie!
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1. Wear red
It’s true that guys don’t always care about our fashion choices, but the one thing they can agree on is their favorite color: red. It’s been repeatedly proven to be an eye-catching color to the guys!
A recent study by the University of Rochester found that women who wear red in their online dating profile photos are more likely to receive messages and dates than those wearing any other color. And another study from the University of Southern Brittany in France found that the women in red tops prompted 21 percent of the total inquiries for dates (compare that to 14-16 percent of the messages received by women who were wearing black, white, blue, yellow or green!). So on your next date, leave your go-to LBD in the closet and slip into a flirty red number instead! The point is to inspire passion and love, and what better color to do that with than a deep, romantic red?
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2. Listen to classical music (and maybe avoid country)
Don’t hide your CDs if you’re a classical music fan! A study in 1989 by Dolf Zillman and Azra Bhatia showed that men actually found women more attractive when they mentioned that they enjoyed classical music. The opposite effect happened when women mentioned that they loved heavy metal—men viewed them as less attractive. While more research needs to be done to show if today’s new popular music genres have the same effect, there’s no question that music does help get a man hooked.
Something surprising, though, is that both men and women found their dates less attractive if they said they liked country music. We’re sure country music has less of a negative effect if both you and your guy love country, but to be safe, you may want to save the country music confession for later down the road in your relationship.
3. Scare him
Love and fear may seem like two opposite emotions, but they actually complement each other! To understand why, pretend that you live way back during the hunter-gatherer era when survival would have been your first priority. According to "Psychology Today", when humans felt threatened, they went into “survival mode” and looked for ways to stay alive. One way that hunter-gatherers survived was physically and emotionally latching on to others, which led to relationships between men and women. This means that many early emotional and sexual relationships were born out of fear for survival because our ancestors would get anxiety and attraction confused.
So on your next movie night, try watching "The Ring" and sidle up to your guy. His arm will probably be around you much sooner than you think!
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Women STOP reading this crap. Men will like you for who you are if you are his type and if you are REAL! What you wear, how expensive your purse is, what music you listen to...this does not matter to real men. It's who you are, your personality, how you carry yourself, and of course, if he is attracted to you - and let's not forget, there's a type for everyone!!!
BE YOURSELF and be patient, plus, don't forget the most attractive quality in anyone...CONFIDENCE!
Good luck to you all, you are all beautiful in your own way!!!!
These recommended actions are NOT flirting and have almost no relationship with the subtle arts of piquing the interests of a person you don't know very well. Flirting is a process of attracting attention, which may or may not lead to some of the preliminaries of setting up a "date" and wearing red. It's way beyond flirting if you are discussing music preferences and which movie to watch.
It's flirting when a smile and a laugh gets a man to look and then look again. Flirting is when you catch another person ogling and you sensually run a hand across your own thigh to smooth out a skirt or slacks or shorts as you watch him/her sigh. Ladies who are flirts may or may not wear red but they almost always have well coiffed hair, bold lipstick, and that shoulder move to "fluff" up the "chestal" area. Men who are good at flirting know how to ogle long enough to get that sly look back and then stretch like a cat.
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