There are many ways to seduce a man. One of the most difficult parts of any relationship for some women is finding their way into one. According to a lot of research, men are attracted to the same type of women, which means the dating curve can be a little lopsided. However, possessing certain preferred physical attributes is only half the story. There are another 20 ways to allure a man into emotional submission, and while they may require some work on your part, the results are well documented.
1. Seductress in Red
Countless studies show that when a man is choosing between a room full of women, the color red will stand out on his radar almost every time. While some would claim this is simply a byproduct of media conditioning, researchers suggest our primate brethren (baboons and chimpanzees) take advantage of a noticeable red tinting to their skin, to signal the readiness to mate.
2. Blue Aura
When it comes to the right background to create romance, red is the anti-flirt, as it creates tension and uneasiness. An environment featuring various blues, greens, and browns, will offer a tranquil boost that has been shown in studies to create the best possibility for an optimum connection between couples.
3. Kindred Ideas/Interests
They may say opposites attract, but studies show men are drawn to women with similar ideas, political views, and interests. (“You believe we should all be frozen by cryogenic tubes until the year 2176? Um, yeah, me too!”)
Instant chemistry is a shot in the dark, but research suggests we can manufacturer it from fear. Minimally traumatic events mimic the same response as an intense sexual attraction. This doesn’t mean you have to go skydiving, as an amusement park can illicit a similar effect in some men.
The Vitamin E content of an avocado has been noted to boost a man’s state of arousal, making him more prone to seduction.
Feeding a man chocolate, mimics the brain cocktail, phenyl ethylamine (PEA), which is the same chemical in the body, known for creating the sensation of falling in love.
7. Cry Baby
While most men may not be able to resist a woman with tears, research suggests if seduction is your ultimate goal, tears will actually lower his mojo.
8. Sucker for Good Conversation
A number of studies have looked at the conversation patterns (word choice, etc.) of couples, and the most matching styles appear to hit it off the best. While you may think this suggests the couple was made for each other, there is evidence this reflects more how they listen and respond to each other, than any kind of similarity.
9. Just Friends? I Think Not!
While women have an easier time maintaining friendships with guys, 57 percent of men report having feelings for their female gal pals. Opposite sex friends allure 15 percent of cheating husbands, so the possibilities of any opposite sex friendship are undeniable.
10. Power of Makeup
Women may not be able to change how they look (barring cosmetic surgery), but they can accentuate certain features through the use of makeup. What attracts the majority of guys, according to a study by Marcus and Miller in 2003, is large eyes (eyeliner), full lips (lipstick), and prominent cheekbones (rouge).
The closer a man is to your daily travels, the more likely he can be seduced. Men are drawn to familiarity, meaning that he will feel more connected with a woman he crosses paths with on a daily basis, then a woman he only just met.
Centuries ago, men use to bash each other on the head with tree branches to gain the right to enjoy the company of a woman. Today, our society has become slightly more civilized, and men compete through the use of humor. The sound of laughter directed at any man (in a good way), is like the ring of a slot machine jackpot in Las Vegas.
13. Casual Sex Effects
Men crave the sexual sound effects of a woman who gasps, hums, and coos. While you may not want to put on a rendition of Meg Ryan’s orgasm scene in When Harry Met Sally, a few subtle giggles can go a long way.
Men are drawn to vulnerable women, because it strokes their ego. Men crave to be a woman’s protector. When a woman smiles, lifts one shoulder, and tilts her head to the side, she is showing one of the most vulnerable points of her body (neck). This says, I trust you. I’m interested, and I’m very adorable.
15. Allure of the Unknown
Did you ever give a guy a note in grade school, telling him how much you liked him? How did that work out for you? Probably not too good. Men are egged on by the challenge of the unknown. He may need to know a woman is interested, but he’ll prefer not to know how much.
16. Don’t Make Him Work Too Hard
Men like to work for the privilege of a woman’s company, but there is a limit to how much. If a woman requires too much work, he’ll assume she is high maintenance and look elsewhere. The best way to seduce a man, is to give the implication she is normally very difficult to impress, but for him, it is relatively easy. This is known as, selectively, playing hard to get.
17. 21 Smile Salute
It is common knowledge that eye contact is very important. Studies suggest a man could need upwards of 21 glances before he’ll get the idea a woman is interested. To seduce the men who might be a little more dense than others, researchers recommend smiling along with a locked glance.
18. Effort Counts
While eye contact and smiling works for 60 percent of men, it is the effort and frequency of these actions that will make a seductress truly lethal. Studies show, a woman who glances around a room 35 times, smiling at the available guys, will get at least four approaches per hour. However, quantity does not always denote quality.
Mirroring is very complimentary to men, and will build a sense of connection, whether or not any true sparks fly during a first meeting. The way it works, is if he sips his drink, you sip yours. If he picks his nose, you… Well, there may be limitations, but the research is certainly solid.
20. That Time of Month
Researchers have spent many long hours interviewing and watching female adult dancers, and have concluded the ones who make the most money, are the ones who are ovulating. An ovulating woman will gain twice as much money and attention as a menstruating one. Researchers speculate men use such subtle clues as body odor and waist-to-hip ratio to identify the choicest specimens.