Dating in the modern world can be a nightmare. Thanks to the internet, singletons have more options than ever before, but with so many potential partners to chose from, it can be hard to work out how to stand out from the crowd – especially if you’re a guy.
First impressions are incredibly important when it comes to wooing a would-be bae. It doesn’t matter if you encounter a woman you like in the office, at a bar, or even on a dating app, they’re going to be judging you from the get-go, even if it’s on a screen.
So what exactly do women notice when they see a man for the first time?
While men have made concerted efforts to solve this age-old mystery (if you’ve got Tinder, I can guarantee you’ll have specified your height), researchers have now found the answer, and your height doesn’t matter as much you think it does.
Researchers discovered their answer through technology which tracks eye movements, enabling them to record which parts of a man’s body a woman looks at first, and it turns out that it changes depending on what setting a man and woman are in.
When women are checking out guys in swimwear scenarios, contrary to what you might think, their eyes don’t immediately dart to their packages. Instead, women look at a man’s abs first. So if you’ve got a ‘dad bod’, you might want to hit the gym in the New Year.
Once a woman has checked out a man’s abs, however, her eyes will immediately dart to another (and incredibly important) part of his body.