We all know beauty is the eye of the beholder. However, we can make good guesstimates when it comes to first impressions too. Surveys shows that some of these traits are immediately appealing in first impressions. Check out these surprising qualities to help step up your game…


A study published in Psychological Science showed that playing hard-to-get can actually help you in romantic relationships. It says that uncertainty in male actions about whether he really likes a woman or not makes her really interested in him.  Kinda like she “wants what she can’t have” mentality. She will want that guy as much as she wants her next Louis Vuitton purse.
So creating some mystery at the beginning of your relationships can really get things going on the fast track.


A study conducted by the University of Wales Institute showed that men can enhance opposite-sex attraction simply by the manipulation of status. It revealed the fact that the same person expressing identical facial expressions and wearing the same outfit can grab more female attraction by simply posing near a nice car.
Another study by Cardiff Metropolitan University also proved the importance of financial success for women. This time researchers used the illusion of status-linked apartment ownership to make the point. The males pictured in a luxury apartment were rated higher than the same models in a standard apartment.
Interestingly, men don’t seem to be influenced by high-status in female attractiveness judgments.


It’s not a surprise that your job choice can influence your love life. The dating app Tinder knows that more than others. It revealed a list of the most right-swiped jobs. For those who are not in the know, “right-swipes” is a term used to express interest in someone.
This list contains the 15 hottest jobs around the world for men and women. Some findings can be rather expected and stereotypical. For example, old cliches about attractive men in uniforms, like pilots or firefighters. Entrepreneurs, doctors, and TV/radio personalities also make the top five.


Ruppin Academic Center in Israel and the University of Michigan conducted an experiment where they studied how dog ownership improves male attractiveness for short- and long-term relationships.
They took 2 experimental groups of men. The first group was called “cads.” They were unfaithful and got into fights with their partner. The other group was described as “dads,” who worked hard and took care of kids.
Despite the fact that cads were cheaters, dog ownership helped them seem to be potential long-term partners. Women found cads with dogs to be even more attractive than even dads with dogs. Taking care of a dog can help a man appear more happy and relaxed and sends a signal about his readiness for long-term commitments.


A scientific study suggested that women prefer older men. It is explained by the fact that female look for financially independent and handsome partners who can provide for them. As a man ages, he has more opportunities to increase his status and resources. Some psychologists call it the “George Clooney Effect.”
It gives a woman more confidence in her choice when she sees a successful, powerful, and older man. The study suggests that as ladies become more financially independent, they become even more attracted to older men.


Scientists have done some digging to find out about auditory preferences. A study tried to understand what voices seem more attractive. It resulted in women rating deep male voices as more enticing.
The explanation given by scientists is quite simple. They say it is based on body size. Men find high-pitched female voices more attractive because they receive a signal that the speaker has a small body. Women choose deep male voices because they indicate that the owner has a large frame.
There is one more crucial trait: “breathiness.” A breathy and sleepy voice is preferred by ladies because it seems less aggressive and angry.


An experiment carried out by scientists found that women are more attracted to men wearing red. They compared physical attraction of men in red, green, gray, and blue.
The red color carries an amative meaning in the context of male-female interaction. People from different cultures around the world link this color to passion and love. The research also mentions associations of this color with power and strength. It is a symbol of authority and high status.
Red has a great influence on female perceptions and desires because it also helps a man feel more self-assured.

Romantiс relationships are a complicated thing to understand. Throughout the years, scientists have tried to find out why some people are more attracted to someone as opposed to someone else. Some of their discoveries are really surprising, which is why it’s so interesting to see the results of their work. Which facts did you find the most surprising?
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