Our good friends Em & Lo informed us yesterday that a wedding band is the #1 male power accessory needed to lure in the ladies. The Frisky: 5 Horrifying Things You'll Learn When Moving In With A Guy
Indeed, a recent study at Oklahoma State University confirms what legions of men have sworn since the beginning of time—women are twice as likely to want a relationship with a man who's already taken. The Frisky: 40 Things Every Woman Should Do Before She Turns 40
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While we can't speak for all women on those allegations, we've crafted a single guy checklist that we think works as well (if not better!) than a wife or fiancee sleeping at home. Don't forget these must-have items the next time you go out on the town looking for love.
1.) Eye Contact: We're aware of how basic this sounds. Almost in the same league as "say hello" but we cannot stress enough how often this simple social pleasantry is butchered. If you're new to this, start out slow, look in our eyes—not at the girl walking up the steps behind us. Eye Candy: Flutter Your Way to Luscious Lashes
2.) A Nice Scent: Please approach cologne like you would flattery. Laying it on thick seems tacky and don't go for cheap and obvious. A light spritz is all it takes to let us know you've entered our space. The Frisky: How to Handle Being The Other Woman
3.) The International Signal For 'Back Off:' We suddenly have to pee. We text and a friend appears. We scoot away, mentioning a purse, bag, bartender, ATM, a slice of pizza that needs to be found/retrieved/eaten. We want to leave. And we're trying to be polite. Please take the hint. Thanks. What 'The Closer' Teaches Us About Relationships
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