This could be partly learned, as red has long been associated with royalty, and we now equate it with power or being able to provide. For women, the response may be more biological. “Research has shown that nonhuman male primates are particularly attracted to females displaying red,” according to a statement from the university. “Female baboons and chimpanzees, for example, redden conspicuously when nearing ovulation, sending a clear sexual signal designed to attract males.”
Change the pitch of your voice
The way we speak plays a key part in the perceived attractiveness of men and women. In one study, researchers from the University College London found that in women, a higher-pitched voice is seen as more attractive because it indicates the speaker has a smaller body size. Guys, on the hand, should aim for a deep voice with a touch of breathiness, indicating they have a large frame but low levels of aggression.
Work on your sense of humour
“Both men and women prefer someone with a ‘ good sense of humour’ as a relationship partner,” a study led by Eric Bressler of Westfield State College found, but each sex values humour differently. While women like men who make them laugh, men like women who laugh at their jokes (men don’t care much about a woman’s wit). In another study, French researcher Nicolas Guéguen instructed men in a bar to either tell or not tell a funny joke to their friends as a woman sat at nearby table. The men who told jokes were three times as likely to get that woman’s number as those who did not.
“The effect of a great sense of humour on women’s attractions might be partially explained by the fact that funny people are considered to be more social and more intelligent, things that women seek in a mate,” evolutionary psychologist Gil Greengross explains in an article on Psychology Today.