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Does wearing sunglasses make you more attractive?

What if I told you that there is a way to increase your “je ne sais quoi” when it comes to nabbing a prospective partner? Well (as you may have guessed by the industry we are in) the answer is to wear shades. It’s no coincidence that consumers are willing to pay top dollar for their favorite designer shades. We’ll give you four reasons why, when on the prowl, you will never want to leave the house without them!

 

Symmetry

It has been found over and over again in studies that there is one very important characteristic in societal perceptions of attractiveness: symmetry. Unfortunately, no one really has a perfectly symmetrical face. You may think you look pretty good, but everyone has tiny oddities that create an overall not-so-symmetrical face. But, by wearing sunglasses you are hiding those asymmetrical oddities. Your face becomes more balanced and your bone structure is enhanced. Thus, you become more attractive. 


There can be some exceptions to this rule, certain glasses can accentuate imperfections. A good rule of thumb is to use a shape that balances out your face shape. For example, if you have a rounder face, you might want to opt for a more rectangular frame that will contrast with your rounder features instead of a bug-eyed, round shape that will exaggerate your already round features. But, if you know what you look good in - go forth! 

 

Woman and man wearing rose gold sunglasses outside, looking in opposite directions.
Here we see a level of attitude only achievable with sunglasses.

 

Mystery

Who doesn't want an exciting, mysterious man (or woman) to come in and sweep them off their feet? Sunglasses can help to hide your emotions and make you into a more mysterious version of yourself. Because humans take many social clues from the eyes, eye contact leads to many connections or to many wrong assumptions than can affect relationships. For instance, if your date tells a joke and you aren't really into it, they can tell almost instantly if you are fake laughing or smiling (since true smiles engage the eyes as well). They might not be specifically looking for that, but it’s inherent in the way humans communicate to notice those social clues. But, in that same situation, if you throw on a pair of sunglasses, your sham smile then becomes almost impossible to catch. By concealing your eyes with sunglasses, you make yourself more difficult to “figure out” and thus, more compelling. 

 

Confidence

Wearing sunglasses also gives the wearer benefits. Sunglasses, especially dark or mirrored sunglasses, are hiding your face and in turn, hiding certain things about your face that you might not be in love with. For example, if you woke up late and wanted to run out of the house without eye makeup on - sunglasses have you covered, literally! No one can tell if you actually took the time to put on a few swipes of mascara or not. When you’re wearing sunglasses, you know that your insecurities are covered - and that knowledge can boost your confidence.


On the same note, by concealing your eyes, you feel as if you are less likely to be recognized or at less risk of scrutiny. Almost like sunglasses are a hiding place out in the open. This can empower you to behave more boldly and take more risks than you typically would. In turn, this could give you the confidence you need to land the girl (or guy) that you typically wouldn't impress. 

 

Woman wearing pink shirt peering over sunglasses in library
Sunglasses make everyone more mysterious. For instance, we wonder why is she even wearing sunglasses indoors?

 

Cool Factor 

Sunglasses have an inherent “cool factor” that they may never shake. It’s hard to imagine a world without sunglasses, but they are a relatively modern accessory that was introduced around the 1920s. Before their commercialization, sunglasses were used to shield eyes in more extreme sports, associated with modern technologies like airplane travel, or used by the Hollywood elite to help block out paparazzi. This means that sunglasses carry a sort of edginess and glamour in our culture - even today. Seriously, picture the coolest person you know - they are probably wearing sunglasses (and a leather jacket).  



Conclusion

Sunglasses can really make a person more attractive, although it is all perception. In addition to concealing imperfections and making faces more symmetrical, sunglasses also conceal emotions, boost the wearer’s confidence, and just make them seem cooler. If you’re not wearing sunglasses as a staple accessory - why not?


Now, before we send you out with your shades to find a mate in the wild - stop and take a good look at your glasses. If the lenses are scratched, that’s not going to help you out at all. For all your replacement lens needs, hit up Fuse Lenses before you go. Plus, you can even upgrade your style with some eye-concealing mirrored lenses to boost your confidence even more. You may even start to wear your sunglasses at night. Good luck out there!

 


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