If you’re looking for dating tips, why not choose advice on how to attract a mate that’s scientifically proven?
According to MailOnline, one study showed that fear is one way to scare up a new lover. A 1974 study by University of British Columbia psychologists found that men were more likely to be attracted to a woman if they talked to her right after crossing a scary, unstable bridge. The researchers concluded that the guys misinterpreted their fear as sexual arousal.
The moral of this scientific study is that you should definitely choose the horror movie over the rom-com. If you’ve already done the deed and want him to stick around, you could always try telling your date that you’re pregnant a few weeks later – that should be enough to scare the pants off him again (please don’t actually try this dirty old trick).
If you don’t feel right using fright to make him fall in love with you, here are a three other scientific dating tips to experiment with:
Play the staring game
New York psychologist Arthur Arun found that simply staring into someone’s eyes for four minutes is enough to make them more attracted to you. This means that it’s not a good idea to wear a cleavage-baring dress – you want to keep his gaze in the right place. To make his gorgeous baby blues see just how wonderful you are, try playing a few rounds of the staring game by seeing who can go the longest without blinking.
Make him feel all hot and bothered
According to the Guardian, one study found that a person holding a hot drink is more likely to describe their companion as being a warm person. So if you want your date to think that you have a hot personality, take him out for a hot drink like tea or coffee.
Play the hunger games
Maybe you should also make sure that you head to a café that doesn’t serve food items. However, this rule only applies if you’re a curvy or busty like Christina Hendricks (like she needs any help attracting guys). According to MailOnline, a recent study found that men are attracted to curvier women whenever they feel hungry. This is because they’ve evolved to believe that a curvy woman has better access to the food that they crave. So if you don’t have curves, you can ensure that your guy doesn’t stare at your waitress’ cleavage all night by taking him to an all-you-can-eat buffet. Just make sure that he gets a cup of coffee, and make sure that you scare him by telling him that your plans for the rest of the night are to do nothing but stare into his eyes.