As a result of not wearing my retainer because it hurts like crazy, I have a few small gaps in between my teeth. I’m self conscious of these sometimes, but for the most part, I don’t think about them. However, most of the people I know with more substantial, noticeable gaps in their smiles are extremely aware of them — often because people, sometimes strangers, point them out. And that is an unpleasantly rude move on their parts. More
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In our new column, Hemlines Rising, we’ll be exploring the evolution of certain fashion and beauty trends throughout history. Today: what color should your teeth be? Pick either black or white. More
Raise your hand if you hate it when strange men on the street tell you to smile. Everyone, yes? All our hands are raised? Perhaps because it’s always distracting to be interrupted when you’re thinking seriously about something (and hence, not smiling). Perhaps it’s because it’s rude to demand that a total stranger do anything for you (though I frequently go up to men and say “do the Charleston! Now a two-step!”). Perhaps because it immediately makes you feel guilty for not walking around lighting the world up with your smile, because, again, you were thinking about serious stuff.
And surely men know that women don’t like this, right? No one likes the smile police! But it happens all the time. So why do men keep doing it? I turned the question over to our man-panel More
If you watched the opening ceremony of the Olympics over the weekend, you know that that Queen Elizabeth showed up in a sketch wearing a flashy dress, and then appeared at the games themselves to wave and smile. More
Another Snow White & The Huntsman premiere. Yawn. Wait, who just showed on the red carpet? You’ll never guess… More
Every woman I know hates it when someone tells them to “smile.” More
You know what I hate? When I’m walking down the street and some fuckface is all, “smile!” More
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You’re pretty when you smile! Why don’t you smile more? Oh. Because you’re on your way to a funeral? Oh. The right answer is always “I’m on my way to a funeral.” – Kris Atomic
A lot has been written about how to attract people of the opposite sex using information gleaned from research. And if I were a researcher, I’d probably want to study the exact same thing — because what could be more interesting than awkward human interaction that doesn’t involve you?
That said, here are five ways to attract men using proven scientific methods, based on our collective (read: my) years of reading about science and about dating. More