After some extensive research, the Sex.com Centre for Research and Development has finally used science to pinpoint what makes a person sexy, so I thought I’d share the results with you.
There’s just one caveat to this post…don’t try to overdo these 5 things that have been scientifically proven to make you sexier. What do I mean by this? For example, the first thing on the list is being funny. Being funny makes you sexier. However, that doesn’t give you license to try and crack as many jokes as possible no matter the context. If you do that, you’re an obnoxious jackass instead of a funny guy that everyone finds sexy.
Just be wary while reading this list and try not to change yourself entirely.
That said, let’s found out what the 5 THING SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN TO MAKE YOU SEXIER are.
1. BE FUNNY (because funny people are smarter and better lovers than unfunny people)
Gil Greengross and Geoffrey Miller found in a sample of 400 university students that general intelligence and verbal intelligence both predicted humor production ability (writing captions for cartoons), which in turn predicted lifetime number of sexual partners (a proxy of reproductive success). They found, however, that males showed higher average levels of humor production ability, which is consistent with the sexual selection perspective. From these results,Greengross argues that a sense of humor evolved at least partly through sexual selection as an intelligence indicator.
So in other words, men and women both like a partner that can make them laugh. That really shouldn’t come as a surprise since if your partner doesn’t make you laugh, then that’s really freaking boring.
2. BEING LIKED
What the hell does that mean? Does this mean sex appeal is just a dang popularity contest? NO!
In Nicholas Boothman’s How To Make Someone Fall in Love With You in 90 Seconds or Less, he explains, “Dr. Aron affirmed that the subjects’ expectation that the other person was going to like them had a huge effect. “If you ask people about their experience of falling in love, over 90 percent will say that a major factor was discovering that the other person liked them,” according to Dr. Aron.”
Now I know a lot of you people are too afraid of rejection to even bother letting someone know you like them, but being liked is a huge compliment, a sort of awkward one but a huge compliment nonetheless. It gives that person confidence, which makes them feel sexier. You just better hope they put this new found confidence into locking you down.
3. WHAT YOU TALK ABOUT
You go on a date with a hot chick. What do you talk about? Do you talk about the TV you watched last night? The pizza you order last night? How hard it is to find underwear that isn’t skidmarked?
ABSOLUTELY NOT NO.
You see, conversation can really have a profound effect on your sex appeal if you let it. Instead of talking about something superficial, open yourself up! Talk about hopes and dreams, adventures and disappointments, fears and insecurities. Conversation is not just the time you kill before sex. It’s about building intimacy and a connection. That’s why you need to show a little vulnerability through conversation.
According to author Ori Braffman, “The intensity of the dialogue partners’ bond at the end of the forty-five-minute vulnerability interaction was rated as closer than the closest relationship in the lives of 30 percent of similar students. In other words, the instant connections were more powerful than many long-term, even lifelong relationships.”
What you say matters. So try saying real stuff and that make you vulnerable and invite your date to connect with you. You’ll be totally sexy if you do.
Sorry about the cliché but personality controls your sex appeal.
But at least now you know that agreeable, conscientious people make better spouses and parents — but disagreeable, non-conscientious people have more sex partners. The former invest in quality, and it seems like the latter make up the difference in, well, volume.
So in essence, if you want to try to fuck lots of people, you can start by fucking a lot of people with your disagreeable, non-conscientious attitude.
According to Mating Intelligence Unleashed: The Role of the Mind in Sex, Dating, and Love, “Nettle and Clegg reported that in a sample of 545 people, men (but not women) with low levels of agreeableness and conscientiousness tended to have a higher number of sexual partners. It has also been found cross-culturally, across 10 world regions, that low levels of agreeableness and conscientiousness are related to higher levels of sexual promiscuity and relationship infidelity, so there may be reproductive benefits to those on the low end of these traits.”
5. MAKE YOU FEEL SOME TYPE OF WAY
Truth is, people don’t fall in love with people. We fall in love with the way that person makes us feel. Isn’t that delightfully selfish? Humans, what a nice bunch of pricks.
To prove this statement, we need only to look at concept of emotional contagion: We’re bad at telling what made us feel a certain way, but good about making associations.
Feeling excited, stimulated, and aroused is often associated with the people around us, even if they’re not the cause.
This can be taken to extremes: having someone try to kill you can actually make you more attracted to them.
Those in the high-fear condition did show, for example, significantly more desire to kiss my confederate (one of the key questions) and wrote more romantic and sexual content into their stories. Looking at the details of these results, I found that the situation had generated, quite specifically, romantic attraction. [The Heart of Social Psychology: A Backstage View of a Passionate Science]
So just to review…
THE 5 THINGS SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN TO MAKE YOU SEXIER ARE:
- Be funny
- Have someone in your life that has a crush on you
- Say insightful things
- Be a dick to everyone / Be nice to everyone (depending what you want)
- Get hooked on the feeling
Well…that’s fucking bleak.