There were two studies recently published showing that when a woman wears red, men are more likely to perceive her as being more attractive, sexually receptive, approachable, and even more competent. It’s a simple way to make yourself stand out in age gap dating, but there are a few other proven techniques for getting ahead in the dating game.
Age Gap Dating Tip #1: Go Natural
There are a lot of women out there who won’t step out of the house without doing their full face of makeup first, but it’s been shown that putting on too much can actually hinder your success in age gap dating. A survey by St. Ives, a popular skin care company, found that three-quarters of the male respondents prefer a more natural look instead of overly made up, and almost half (45%) said too much makeup was the biggest turn-off for them. You don’t have to give up makeup completely for the sake of age gap dating, but the trick is to use it to enhance your natural features. For example, use foundation or concealer to even out your skin tone, not change it entirely.
The one cosmetic product you shouldn’t skip though for a night out is lipstick, especially red lipstick. Researchers at the University of Manchester found that, on average, men spent only 2.2 seconds looking at an image of a woman wearing no lipstick, versus 7.3 seconds at a woman wearing red lipstick.
Age Gap Dating Tip #2: Classic Curves
Not all men are interested in cleavage. Instead of drawing attention to this part of your body, you might have more luck in age gap dating if you wear clothes that accentuate an hourglass figure. A scientific study discovered that men are more attracted to a woman’s waist size in comparison to her hips than to her cup size or even her face. According to the researchers, the “perfect” body is an hourglass figure, which may be because it subconsciously signifies to men that the woman is “most fertile” and can produce a healthy child.
If you want to use this tip to get ahead in age gap dating, pick clothes that cinch in at the waist and then flare out to create the illusion of an hourglass figure.
Age Gap Dating Tip #3: Puppy Love
It’s hard to resist a good looking man with an adorable puppy—the same thing can be said for women in age gap dating. In a survey out of the U.K., 60% of respondents said that having a dog can make a person seem more attractive, and 85% believe that it’s easier to approach someone with a dog. It’s really easy to strike up a conversation when you (or they) have a dog.
What do you think: Are there any other tricks that have proven to be successful for you in age gap dating?
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“Two in three women ‘wear too much make-up’: Men say they prefer natural look,” Daily Mail web site, September 3, 2014; http://goo.gl/Pn7lMP.