While everyone is after different things in the dating world, many studies have been done on factors that can make men or women more attractive to the opposite sex.
So here are a few easy things that you can do to boost your sex appeal and make you more attractive to men, according to science.
1. Smile more
It may seem simple, but it works - especially for women. A study published in Emotion called 'Happy Guys Finish Last: The Impact of Emotion Expressions on Sexual Attraction' found that happiness is the most appealing emotion for women wanting to attract men. Interestingly, for men wanting to seem more attractive to women, the advice was to smile less!
2. Make your voice sound higher-pitched
But don't go overboard! A study published in PLOS found that women with higher voices were perceived as more attractive by men, because it suggested a smaller body type. This also explains why you'll notice that you're voice goes a bit higher if you're talking to a guy you have a crush on.
3. Wear red
You may have heard that wearing red makes you more attractive - turns out it's backed by science! A City University of New York study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology found that red was associated with sexual arousal - like the reddening of cheeks, chest and neck during sex. However the study also found that it only improved the attractiveness of women already rated as attractive by the participants.
4. Hang out with your girlfriends
Turns out that if you hang around other pretty women, you will seem more attractive as a result! A University of California study found that “individual faces will seem more attractive when presented in a group because they will appear more similar to the average group face, which is more attractive than group members’ individual faces.” It's called the 'cheerleader effect'. So grab your BFFs and party together!
5. Laugh at his jokes (even if they're bad)
A study by McMaster University in Canada found that having a good sense of humour was very attractive to men and women - however men were more attractive to women who laughed at their jokes, and women were more attracted to men who made jokes. So if you want to show a guy that you like him and seem more attractive, the easiest way is to laugh!
6. Subtly copy his body language
A speed dating study showed that if a woman subtly mimics a guy's body language, he will find her more attractive. For instance, if he pushes back his hair, then a minute or so later the woman pushes back her hair, he will pick up on the fact that she likes him!