Science of dating wear red
For example, Elliot and others have shown that seeing red in competition situations, such as written examinations or sporting events, leads to worse performance.The current findings have clear implications for the dating game, the fashion industry, product design and marketing.A new study claims that wearing red increases a woman’s sex appeal and also makes her seem more approachable and competent.Here, Scarlett Johansson (left) and Kim Kardashian (right) wear eye-catching red dresses on the red carpet Psychologists at Central China Normal University, in Wuhan, China, showed 280 heterosexual students 32 pictures of the opposite sex and asked them to rate them according to how attractive they found them.‘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.Participants were asked questions including: Imagine that you are going on a date with this person and have 0 in your wallet.How much money would you be willing to spend on your date?‘The colour red was shown to have a boosting effect on the sexual attractiveness of women with feminine facial traits,’ lead author Dr Fanfang Wen wrote in the study, published in the journal, Evolutionary Psychology.
"In doing so, our findings confirm what many women have long suspected and claimed that men act like animals in the sexual realm.Forget the preconceptions of red being an overtly sexual colour - it's the colour of monogamy, it seems. Men (rather like babies in this instance) don't notice cut and detail and shape so much as colour in general.When these men were asked if the colour that their current partner was wearing on their first date affected how much they were attracted to them, 69% of men admitted that it did. It seems that most men said that yellow and brown were the colours that were most likely to put them off, while it was revealed that women were turned off by men wearing pink or yellow. If red's not really your thing, blue came in a close second in the 'top 5' colours worn by women to attract men on the first date. 'Psychologist Daniela Niesta holding one of the images used in the study.