You may feel that there's little you can do to change how attractive you are. However, there are small changes that anyone can do with little time and effort that can influence the way people perceive how attractive you are.
Do these 8 things to make people think you're more attractive than you actually are.
Avoid small talk
Experiments have been done that compare people who talk about surface issues with people who talk about deeper topics. These studies show that people who talk about themselves, their beliefs or their passions believe that their partners are more attractive than those who discuss the weather or other shallow subjects.
When you meet someone new, note what color their eyes are. You will look into their eyes just a bit more than you normally would. That extra eye contact can make you appealing to the other person.
There's no accounting for what a good shower can do for your attractiveness. You smell better, your hair looks nicer, and it shows that you value yourself. Also, don't forget to brush those teeth, trim that beard, and use deodorant. These things will do wonders.
People rate those who use hand gestures as more engaging and confident, characteristics that are valued. Use hand gestures to up your attractiveness.
You might not have control over how your nose looks (barring any plastic surgery related modifications), but you can decide what clothes go on your body. Believe it or not, what you choose to wear has a great effect on the level of your attractiveness. In fact, even if you're not a particularly gorgeous gal, people will think you're more attractive if you dress well.
People who smile are rated as more attractive than those who don't so if you want to be better looking, just show those pearly whites.
At least for men, this can be a useful tactic. Studies show that women are more likely to be interested in men when they can't figure out whether or not he's interested in them. It's hypothesized that this is because women think a lot about the guy while trying to figure out if he likes them. Because she is thinking so much about the guy, the she concludes that she must like him.
Having a nice scent triggers people's brains to make you seem more attractive over all. A small spritz of perfume or cologne can make you seem better looking.