Valentine’s Day might be for the couples, but who says singles can’t have fun too? We understand the frustration of dating or catching the eye of a potential lover from across the room. Trust me, we’ve all been there. That’s why we’re playing the ultimate wingman role and presenting these scientifically proven hacks to increase your attractiveness. As bizarre as they may seem, you can’t argue with science. And even if they don’t work out, at the very least, you’ll be incredibly chic!
1. Spritz yourself with Iso E Super
Iso E Super is a special molecule that is used in certain fragrances to add an animalistic element. This molecule mixes with your body chemistry and releases a scent that is undetectable to your own nose but is smelt by others around you. It mimics the release of pheromones and is touted to be irresistible to the opposite sex.
A fragrance that utilizes this ingredient exclusively is the cult perfume called Escentric Molecules 01 by perfumer Geza Sheon. This fragrance is made entirely of iso e super molecule and smells different on every individual. Though it might be a tad difficult to get your hands on, there are other designer fragrances that include this elusive ingredient in their formulas.
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For the ladies, Lalique’s Perle De Lalique contains 80% iso e super and similarly Terre d’Hermès for men has 55% of this magical molecule. Hermessence Poivre Samarcande is a gorgeous unisex option that has 71% iso e with a peppery and woody undertone. Those with a sweet tooth can opt for Le Labo’s Rose 31.
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Whatever scent you choose, they are definite complement-getters. And the best way to break the ice.
2. Put on a bold red lipstick
Contrary to popular notion, red lips are actually the perfect choice for date night or a night out on the prowl. A 2010 study found that men gaze at red lips for an average of 6 seconds and the eyes for just 0.95 seconds because they subconsciously consider red lips more attractive. Find the perfect, empowering red shade for you. Depending on your skin tone, opt for a cooler or warmer red, in varying finishes. Glossy is ultra sexy and matte creates a power lip. Here are our picks:
3. Whiten your teeth
An even set of white teeth is seen as a sign of good genetics and health, according to a 2012 study. Whether it’s consciously done or not, teeth play a significant factor in choosing a mate. So before heading out, make sure to brush your teeth (duh), floss and gargle some breath-freshening mouthwash. If you want to go the extra mile, Crest 3D white strips are an easy at-home solution to professional teeth whitening. Smiling more, in general, also increases one’s attractiveness. So show off them pearlie whites!
4. Get A Clean Shave
A well-groomed man is incredibly attractive and typically, a clean shave is a good indication of that. So guys, pick up an electric shaver or a regular Gillette and shave before a big date.
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5. Wear Shirts with the Letter ‘T’
We know this is a strange one, but turns out, a study shows that girls are 12% more attracted to guys who wear Tees with the letter T. Although we were left scratching our heads, it does make sense when you think about it. The T shape accentuates and broadens the shoulders whilst slimming the waist. So the takeaway is not just to slap on a giant ‘T’ on your tee-shirt (unless that’s your signature style), but to wear clothing that gives the illusion of broader shoulders.
By Hanan Haddad