10 Things That Make You Less Attractive, According to Science

  • 5:48 pm March 7, 2018
  • pallavi

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. Your attractiveness quotient does not really depend on how you look but it depends on the way you present yourself.Whether you’re looking for tips on how to get a date on Tinder or strike up a conversation with that cute guy on the bus, watch out for these things that make you seem less attractive.

Sleep Matters

According to a study in Sweden, people who hadn’t slept in 31 hours were less attractive, less healthy, and less happy than those who’d had at least 8 hours of shut-eye. The survey reported that people with less sleep had “droopy/hanging eyelids, red eyes, dark circles under the eyes, and pale skin.”

Stress Factor

As per a study conducted in 2013, men were less likely to be attracted to women who were stressed or anxious. the researchers state that the presence of the stress hormone cortisol affects how we judge another person’s fertility and overall health.

Too Much Smile?

A study conducted by the University of British Columbia found, that an overly proud or happy face was deemed less attractive. Men found women more attractive when they smiled, but less attractive when they appeared proud. And the women found men were more attractive when they looked proud vs. happy.

Body Language

Crossing arms, hanging your head, or hunching your shoulders can be a huge turn-off in terms of body language.People are generally more drawn to others in expansive positions such as reaching their arms upward or standing with squared shoulders.

Smell Counts

The way a person smells determines the level of genetic compatibility and attraction. One o the research showed that the couples were least attracted to each other had MHCs too close or too contrasting with each other.

Sense Of Humor

“The way to anyone’s heart is through their funny bone,” wrote R.J. Wilson. And lack of a sense of humor will only lead to a doomsday situation.

Also read: 10 Things That Can Definitely Make You Look Very Unattractive

Mean Trait

People with a mean trait are deemed to be less attractive than their counterparts.

Smoking or Drinking

Smoking and drinking may be termed hip or cool by some. But, in reality, Addictions and bad habits don’t bode well for a happy and healthy relationship.


Laziness never gets you anywhere in life, irrespective of how attractive you look it is a major turn off.

Being Too Superior

People who show humility were more likely to score a date, than those who show cockiness.