IF YOU’VE BEEN trying to optimize your online dating game to find a good girl, figure out how to pick up women at the gym, or meet women in general, you’re on the right track.
That said, there are plenty of ways to help make women more attracted to you. Use these 30—and, hey, good luck out there.
1. Think more about who you are than how you look
A person with positive personality traits is much more attractive to the opposite sex than the same person without those traits, a 2014 study found. So buff your character and boost your brain to win more dates.
2. Clean yourself up…
In one poll, 85% of single women said they’d prefer a well-dressed man over a rich one. That doesn’t mean a suit and tie, says psychotherapist Moushumi Ghose, M.F.T. “Jeans are fine—just add a little something to make it nicer than normal,” like a cool jacket or a (wrinkle-free) shirt that matches your eye color.
3. …but not too much
Skip the power shave: Evolution & Human Behavior found that women think a light beard or heavy stubble is sexier than a close shave.
4. Having said that: Ditch the bun and trash the ’stache
A man bun is kryptonite to 63% of women, and just 2% in a West Coast survey thought a mustache was sexy. But keep the chest mat—73% said they dig some body hair.