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.