No. 1 Way a Woman Can Attract a ManCall it the allure of stilettos. The best way a woman can capture a man's attention--so much so that she actually has a bit of power over him--is to wear stilettos. And while women have known this instinctively for hundreds of years, a scientific study in France has proven it.
The study: Led by Nicolas Gueguen, a behavioral science researcher from the Université de Bretagne-Sud in Lorient, France, the team asked a group of 19-year-old women to wear black heels that were one of three heights: 0.2 inches, 2 inches and 3.5 inches. The women walked on public streets and asked men between the ages of 25 to 50 for help in various circumstances.
"Women's shoe heel size exerts a powerful effect on men's behavior," study leader Gueguen told The Associated Press. "Simply put, they make women more beautiful."
Why do high heels make a woman more beautiful? "... men are very attracted by a woman in heels, as she looks taller, more sexually confident, sure of herself, with a lengthened silhouette and sensual jutting buttocks," French sociologist Jean-Claude Kaufmann told AP.
A word of warning: Wear stilettos at your own risk. Four-inch and even five-inch extreme heels are quite popular now, but can result in back pain and increase the risk of ankle injuries. If high heels are worn for a prolonged time, the calf tendons can be permanently shortened.
The study findings were published in the Archives of Sexual Behaviour.
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