The One Thing You Can Do to Make Yourself Instantly More Attractive

It takes less than a second to do!
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Imagine that you’re getting ready for a date. You might be picking out your favorite clothes, fixing your hair, or otherwise trying to make yourself look more attractive. This is partly for the benefit of the other person — but it’s also for you! The hotter you feel, the more confident you’ll be. And a little confidence can go a long way.

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Mascara and a pair of earrings can make you cuter; but there’s something much easier you can do to boost your appearance instead. And it doesn’t cost a cent!

According to science, all you need to do to appear more attractive is smile. No amount of cash flushed into the beauty industry can replicate the glow of genuine happiness; your date probably thinks so, too.

A study published in 1996 showed that people who were smiling in photos appeared to be more attractive (and much nicer) than people who were not. It didn’t matter what the people looked like otherwise — a simple smile made them score higher ratings for attractiveness regardless of their other facial features. The study also found that the bigger the smile, the hotter they looked.

So while you’re browsing your best accessories, consider donning a smile, as well. If you like the person, of course. No use in wasting effort on people who don’t spark your interest! Having trouble mustering up a smile? Take a look at these adorable animal photos — after one look you won’t be able to help it.