Want to Be a Chick Magnet? Stop Showering
Smelling chemical in sweat makes women consider men cuter
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Sep 10, 2009 1:44 PM CDT
A chemical in sweat appears to attract women, a study suggests.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Men, if you want to win over your date, maybe you should skip the shower. A chemical found in both sexes' sweat attracts women, a study suggests. A researcher in Scotland dabbed a bit of the testosterone-derived chemical on female subjects’ upper lips before a speed-dating session, the Independent reports. Those with androstadienone on their lips gave men slightly but significantly higher attractiveness ratings.

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Sep 15, 2009 3:35 AM CDT
What is it with people and extremes. They're not saying never shower, they're saying sweat a bit (within reason) to get your natural pheromones out there. Most of the time, if you live in a hot place you'll develop this just driving to your date's location. In a sense they could have phrased it as "don't bathe in cologne" and gotten the same effect for most urban-dwelling men.
Sep 14, 2009 6:22 AM CDT
yea i dont think girls like dirty dongs, at least not the kinda girl i want
Sep 11, 2009 3:03 AM CDT
Thanks but I will stick with showering. I have yet to meet the girl who gets all hot and bothered when a dirty dude walks by.