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Wearing Red Attracts Men

Do you remember the last time a guy hit on you? Chances are you were wearing red. A new study concluded that a man is more likely to sit close to a woman and ask her intimate questions when she wears red.

The science behind the results might make you squirm. Researchers found that female chimps nearing ovulation display red on their bodies. Seeing this male chimps start to pleasure themselves and attempt to hump the female chimp. Luckily, human males tend to have a more subtle response to a lady in red.

Earlier this year, another group of psychologists on the red beat found that men who wear red came off as more attractive and powerful. Clearly red is the color of attraction. Does it work for you?

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Burkina Burkina 6 years
Red is my colour! Hehe. I think theres more to attraction than the colour red,but it does make a good impression if its one of many other things(positivity, being approachable, humour, etc)
lickety-split lickety-split 6 years
I read long ago that different is also an eye catcher. So if you know every other woman will be wearing red, wear black. I tried red lip stick (again) recently. Just cannot wear it. Looked like "what ever happened to baby Jane". Yikes! Red is not great on everyone :(
stephley stephley 6 years
That would drive off some men Onlysour, but you know the rest would think "boarding schools" and still sit close and ask her intimate questions.
bryseana bryseana 6 years
Red is just a shocking / attention-grabbing color. I read once that the owners of red vehicles receive more traffic tickets.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
Stephley, my unscientific study says that a shirt that reads "mother of six and counting" might help?
stephley stephley 6 years
I'd like a study of what color Angelina Jolie would have to wear to not attract the men in a room.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
I've read this in various magazines so many times, but I don't really notice a difference in the amount of men hitting on me. Red is my favorite color and I wear it often, but I have to agree with Betty Wayne... what shows a little cleavage and hugs a little ass is what works the best, despite the color haha.
stephley stephley 6 years
"to sit close to a woman and ask her intimate questions when she wears red" So are all those women politicians who wear 'power' red constantly putting up with inappropriate questions from men?
stephley stephley 6 years
Maybe someone should study how women who never wear red (awful color on me) manage to get men to talk to them.
Katie-Sweeney Katie-Sweeney 6 years
Oh man! Maybe this is why I've been single for the last five years. I never wear red. It just doesn't look good on me.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
omg the chimp fact is so funny/gross! Makes me not want to wear red unless it's date night with the boyfriend.
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 6 years
My best color is anything that shows a little cleavage.
Pistil Pistil 6 years
Red is not my colour. Sorry, chimps, I mean boys.
GTCB GTCB 6 years
Hey, alright. I'm wearing a red shirt today. I'll have to fight off the women with a stick. As for lingerie, my preference is for black.
zeze zeze 6 years
They needed a study for this? Walk into a lingerie store, the sexiest things are always in red.
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