When it comes to what they find attractive, guys seem to adhere to their own set of mysterious standards. While we tend to sport whatever beauty look we want, and encourage other women to do the sameâ€”whether itâ€™s bright purple lipstick or a messy topknotâ€”we have to admit that a teeny-tiny part of us is curious about what exactly the magic formula is for good olâ€™ double-take.
With this in mind, we did a little research and found seven very interesting studies about what traits are supposedly â€œmost attractiveâ€ to men. Keep scrolling for seven things that make women more attractive to men, according to science.
1. Pearly Whites
According to a study, flashing your pearly whites can affect how attractive you are to the guy youâ€™ve been daydreaming about. Researchers found yellower, less even teeth were perceived as less attractive. But donâ€™t go binge scheduling teeth-whitening sessions just yet; the study also found that brilliantly white smiles were judged as no more attractive than naturally white smiles.
2. Bold Lips
A study from the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology finds a direct correlation between the colour red and malesâ€™ attraction to females. The best part? According to the study, â€œmen seem unaware of this red effectâ€â€”so by all means, apply your red lipstick with abandon.
3. Hips Don’t Lie
Thin, waif-y body types might be the runway standard (for now), but researchers from New Zealand found that men prefer a larger waist-to-hips ratio of 7:10 over a smaller ratio of 9:10.
A study by PLOS found that men preferred female voices that are higher in pitch and â€œbreathy.â€ But for the sake of your girlfriends, just donâ€™t take that as an invitation to bring your baby voice to the public space.
5. Pink and Pretty
Yet another excuse to join the #nomakeupselfie movement? Subjects in a study from The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology were shown photos of female faces wearing varying levels of makeup, and asked to choose which look they found the most attractive, and which look they would guess the opposite sex would find the most attractive. Both men and women agreed on the same amount of makeup they found attractive, but women actually thought men preferred way more makeup than they actually did.MYNEWSHUB