Be a good friend to his buddies

Be a good friend to his buddies

Wear red

This just goes to show you some of the weird things your brain does without you knowing. A study done by the University of Rochester shows that women find men wearing red more attractive than those that don’t. Andrew Elliot, the study’s lead author and professor of psychology at the university, concluded that, «women view men in red as higher in status, more likely to make money and more likely to climb the social ladder. And it’s this high-status judgment that leads to the attraction.»

There are a lot of possible reasons why we may associate red with power or dominance. Some scientists theorize that it’s because red is associated with aggressive behavior, due to the reddening of the face when a person is angry. Red was also an expensive dye throughout history, and was relegated to the wealthy and royal. Perhaps our cultural assumption is that red means wealthy. Whatever the reason, if you’re a man, you might want to consider putting on a dash of scarlet for your next romantic venture.

We all get by with a little help from our friends. A big part of being a good friend is being kind, and it turns out that women find that very attractive. Purdue University has found that when men have solid friendships, their likability with women increases significantly. Women furthermore rated traits such as ego support, conflict management, and comforting skills as the most important aspects of a relationship, romantic or platonic. In contrast, men rated persuasive and narrative skills as more important.

If your female partner sees you exhibiting the same traits she values in your friendships, she’ll see that as a sign that you are compatible together. While it should always be a goal to be kind, it doesn’t hurt that women are more likely to rate a man’s facial attractiveness and sex appeal higher when he exhibits trustworthiness, authenticity, and reliability.

Act a little awkward

There is nothing that will make you feel more awkward than a first date. So why not use that to your advantage? According to dating coach Sarah Jones sex chat, a little awkwardness can endear you to a woman. It’s a way to show that you’re attracted to her, which is always flattering. As Jones told the site The Good Men Project, «Now the story involves her, and she’s more invested in you than if you were showing no apparent interest.»

And if you’re more than just a little awkward, that works too! Psychologist Ty Tashiro wrote a whole book touting the benefits of awkwardness, Awkward: The Science of Why We’re Socially Awkward and Why That’s Awesome. Tashiro explains that people who exhibit «awkward» behaviors see the world from a different perspective, which can be refreshing when getting to know someone. Even more encouragingly, Tashiro told the magazine Inc., «Kind people don’t look down on awkward people. And awkward people can be interesting, bright, and motivated, and they can be loyal friends.»

Roll up their sleeves to their forearms

This is probably not that much of a secret to the ladies, but forearms are the unsung heroes of the male body. There’s even an entire subreddit dedicated to images of nice forearms (don’t worry, it’s safe for work despite the title). As one of the great mysteries in our universe, no one truly knows why women love forearms. Maybe it’s because we all grew up seeing the Brawny man on our kitchen counter.

Journalist Serena Golden interviewed several women about their love for the rolled-up sleeve. «Forearms aren’t a typical ‘glamour muscle,’ so they suggest useful strength in a way that, say, big biceps don’t,» one woman explained. «A guy with big biceps looks great, sure, but a guy with big forearms can make bread or fix my car or build me a log cabin or some sh*t.» Forearms, as it turns out, are casual enough to be non-intimidating, but powerful enough to bake bread. or something.

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