Author and motivational lecturer Dr. Tae Yun Kim wrote of the color red in her book “The First Element: Secrets to Maximizing Your Energy.”
“Red stimulates and excites your nerves, pulse rate and blood circulation and lends energy to your entire system," she said. "When you are fatigued, lethargic or sluggish for any reason, red has an energizing influence.”
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When it comes to dating and mating, we associate red with passion, desire and love. And according to a recent article on MSN.com, “You should wear red in your online dating profile if you want any action.”
The philosophy originated in Adam Alter’s new book “Drunk Tank Pink.” Alter is an author, lecturer and assistant professor of marketing and psychology at New York University, Stern School of Business.
According to the book’s Amazon.com description, “Drunk Tank Pink is full of revelatory facts, riveting anecdotes and cutting-edge experiments that collectively explain how the most unexpected factors lead us to think, feel and behave the way we do.”
In the book, Alter talks about a study where researchers asked women to post identical photos of themselves on their online dating profiles — one wearing a red T-shirt and another with a different colored T-shirt.
The women counted their responses and it was recorded the photo with the red T-shirt attracted far more men than the photo without.
People spend billions of dollars on online dating, hoping to reel in Mr. Right or at least Mr. Right Now.
Could it really be possible the color a woman chooses to wear in her online dating profile picture will determine her success?
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In China, red is the color of prosperity and joy. In the animal kingdom, some females display red when she is ready to mate.
In psychology, red symbolizes intense emotion, strength and energy. And, when it comes to the online dating world, wearing the color red means your inbox will fill up quickly.