5 Ways to Look Hotter, According to Science

So anyone who has casually skirted around the TV phenomenon known as How I Met Your Mother may have heard of "The Sorority Girl Effect" or "The Bridesmaid Effect" — the idea that women in groups look hotter than women alone. There is, actually, a real study that confirms this, referring to it as "The Cheerleader Effect". The gist is that the faces of girls in a group tend to blend together and normalize out into looking more symmetrical than they usually do. So if looking good is as easy as finding a few friends to walk around with, what are some other easy-but-dubious ways to up your attractiveness?

1. Wear red

A University of Rochester study says it makes you more attractive. To be fair, another survey says it makes you dumber.

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2. Wear heels

Psychologists from the University of Portsmouth theorize that high heels make you walk in an even more feminine fashion than you already do.

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3. Pay for extraordinarily expensive tooth-whitening

A UK study says that white teeth are the human equivalent of a peacock's tail.

4. Make sure potential suitors like Bach

A Computers In Human Behavior study says that men find women in photos more attractive if classical music is playing.

5. Smile

A University of British Columbia study found that a happy expression was the most attractive facial set-up in females. The same study found that it was not the most attractive facial expression for men.

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