9 ways to instantly look more attractive as a man or woman

Can you transform yourself into an attractive person in minutes? Of course you can eat better and exercise more often, but that strategy takes time and takes some effort.

Business Insider looked for international psychological research and came up with a number of tips to immediately look more attractive.

And it doesn’t even cost you a lot of work. Think, for example, of changing your outfit or borrowing a dog.

Read on for the tips.

1. Smile more

Swiss researchers have demonstrated the relationship between smiling and attractiveness in two experiments published in 2014 in the journal Cognition and Emotion. The stronger one’s smile, the more attractive one looks. A happy facial expression can even compensate for relative unattractiveness.

Swiss researchers have demonstrated the relationship between smiling and attractiveness in two experiments published

Helen Fisher, biological anthropologist and author of The Anatomy of Love, previously told Business Insider, “When you smile, those who see your smile smile back. Even if it is very brief, smiling triggers the release of neurotransmitters in our brains that we associate with pleasurable feelings.”

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2. Wear red clothes

In a cross-cultural study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, female respondents from China, England, Germany and the US were asked whether they are attracted to men who wear red.

For example, the female students looked at a color photo of a man in different shirts and rated his attractiveness. As it turned out: the man in the red shirt was seen as the most attractive.

For example the female students looked at a color photo of

3. Make people laugh

Several studies show that women are more attracted to men who make them smile.

In a small-scale French study published in the journal Psychological Reports, a man in a bar tells a joke to two friends, while a woman sits at a table nearby. Then the man telling the joke asks for the woman’s phone number. In another version, one of the two listening men asks for the phone number. This scenario was repeated with sixty women.

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Each woman was then asked to rate the men on intelligence and attractiveness. Outcome: The man who told the joke was three times more likely to get the number. He was also perceived as more attractive and intelligent.

Each woman was then asked to rate the men on intelligence

4. Wear a strong scent

Just wearing a new deodorant can make you more confident and even more attractive to other people.

In a 2009 study published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science, researchers gave one group of male college students a strongly scented deodorant and another group an unscented deodorant. Men with the strong scent reported more self-confidence.Pay attention to your partner

In a 2015 Australian study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, researchers looked at about 90 college students who took part in a speed dating session.

In a Australian study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences researchers

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Those who scored high in paying attention to the partner got higher female attraction rates. According to the researchers, more attention – logically – leads to more mutual trust between the partners.

6. Walk a dog

In a 2013 study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, 100 Israeli women rated a number of male stereotypes. Some men were portrayed as untrustworthy cheaters; others were described as hardworking family men who took good care of their children.

Striking result: cheating men who do have a dog were seen as more reliable than those without a dog. The rating was even slightly better than hard-working family fathers with a dog.

Striking result cheating men who do have a dog were

Conclusion: a man with a dog is also capable of entering into a long relationship. A dog also helps to appear more relaxed and approachable. You also don’t have to buy a dog: simply being seen with a dog already helps to be found more attractive.

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7. Play with a baby

In a 2014 French study published in the Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, a 20-year-old man sitting on a bench was accosted by his “sister” and her baby. This scenario was repeated several times: in half of the situations the man spoke to the baby and in the other half he ignored the baby.

In a French study published in the Journal of Human

After his “sister” left with the baby, the man complimented a nearby woman and asked for her phone number. In the situations where the man had paid attention to the baby, he was given a telephone number in 40 percent of the cases. In the situations where the baby was ignored, this was successful in only 12 percent of the cases.

8. Wear high heels

Another French study, published in 2015 in the Journal Archives of Sexual Behavior, found that women are more attractive when they wear high heels.

In one experiment, a woman sat down in a bar. With high heels she was approached much faster and more often by men than without. A woman who takes a survey in high heels (!) is also more successful than a pollster without high heels.

In one experiment a woman sat down in a

9. Surround yourself with someone who looks less good

In a blog post for Psychology Today, Madeleine A. Fugère, a professor of social psychology at Eastern Connecticut State University, writes about a psychological trick to appear more attractive.The assimilation effect is achieved by looking attractive by being associated with an attractive group of friends. Fugère: “Go to a party with someone less attractive. Then you hang out all night with your most attractive friends, becoming part of their attractive group.”

It’s not the friendliest method, but who knows, it might work.

Its not the friendliest method but who knows it might

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