Male students found ‘feminine’ women wearing red the most attractive and also rated them highest for looking ‘warm’ and competent.
The study says that women also find red attractive on men ¿ but the effect isn't as powerful. Justin Bieber is pictures in a bright red jacket
The study says that women also find red attractive on men – but the effect isn't as powerful. Justin Bieber is pictures in a bright red jacket
‘The colour red was shown to have a boosting effect on the sexual attractiveness of women with feminine facial traits,’ lead author Dr Fangfang Wen wrote in the study, published in the journal, Evolutionary Psychology.
‘In addition, regardless of sexual dimorphism cues, male participants rated women with red as warmer and more competent.’
He suggests that by choosing red, women are reflecting their sexual intentions ‘from the beginning’.
Scientists from the University of British Columbia in Canada last year claimed that women tend to wear red or pink when they are ovulating – the time of the month that they are at their most fertile – in a bid to attract a mate.
Red has been associated with romance, passion, lust and fertility across nearly every long-standing civilisation, while previous research claimed its effect in enhancing sexual attraction suggests ‘higher sexual opportunity for males’.
This study says that red clothing also has a ‘marginally significant effect on men’s sexual attractiveness’.
This may be because red can indicate higher status in some vertebrates and females evolve to prefer males that are high in status to provide for their babies.
However, the study found that wearing too much red can make women think that men could be aggressive – taking cues from nature, when animals’ and people’s faces redden to denote anger.
A growing body of research has revealed that women give off signals about the inner workings of their body by the way they dress - and red, quite simply, means ‘I want sex’.
Scientists have discovered that women tend to wear red or pink when they are ovulating – the time of the month that they are at their most fertile – in a bid to attract a mate.
Researchers from the University of British Columbia in Canada surveyed 124 women, asking them the colour of their clothing and how many days it has been since their last period.
They found that women at highest risk of becoming pregnant were substantially more likely to be wearing a red or pink-coloured shirt compared to women at low risk.
Those who wore red or pink were about three times more likely to be at peak fertility than those who wore other colours.
And this female preference for red at certain times of the month is not in vain.
A survey by dating website OkCupid found that women who wear red in their online dating profile photos are more likely to get messages and dates than those wearing any other colour.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2731592/The-best-way-attract-man-Wear-RED-Colour-enhances-womans-sex-appeal-makes-approachable.html#ixzz3BLKqViSz
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