So, you want to look sexier, be more attractive, and radiate a confident swagger? Dr. Glenn Wilson, a psychologist at the University of London, who is known as the father of compatibility, has studied the psychological effects of wearing sunglasses. “Wearing sunglasses makes people feel more confident and attractive. They make you feel mysterious, cool,” Wilson says. “There’s an association with the good life that adds to the aura — Hollywood, sports cars, all that.”
Sunglasses are Intimate
I’d never thought about sunglasses being intimate, but they are a very personal thing. While one might think mirrored sunglasses are the best thing since sliced bread, another might see them as a reflection of someone’s lack of taste. Regardless, it’s how sunglasses are used that adds to their mystique.
“You can use them to create degrees of intimacy, you can do coquettish things. For example, dropping your glasses down to the tip of your nose to reveal your eyes works as a flirtatious, seductive gesture. Taking off your shades shows a desire to connect. Putting them on again, you shut yourself off. Casually twirling your sunglasses implies a footloose spirit.” Sex, Lies, and Sunglasses
They Bolster Confidence and That’s Sexy
Wearing sunglasses bolsters confidence, and makes the wearer feel more attractive to potential partners. When you feel more attractive – you are more attractive because confidence is attractive. Although physical beauty is most credited for what makes anyone attractive to others, confidence in makes you appealing, and sunglasses inspire confidence.
Protected behind shades people have the confidence to do things they normally would not do such as openly apprising a member of the opposite sex. Someone who would never consider “staring” at another might have the confidence to do so when wearing sunglasses.
The eyes have been called the windows to the soul, and there’s some truth there. Eye expressiveness is an important part of body language. The eyes can show fear, lack of confidence, or when you’re not telling the truth. People who want to hide what their eyes may reveal, for example, poker players and law enforcement officers, often use sunglasses for that purpose.
I Wear My Sunglasses at Night
Reading body language now.com added this, “There are some who would wear the glasses because they may increase the internal feelings of the man or woman almost as if they were a super hero. In a sense it is like dressing up and role playing while being a kid. Some men or women will have complete changes in their body language of more confidence by just using sunglasses so they become more than an accessory. This personification of this one article changes the whole persona of the person wearing them.”
My Future’s So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades
Do sunglasses make you sexier? Do they add to your mystique, do they make you feel more confident? Yes, the bottom line is people are more confident when wearing sunglasses and confidence is … sexy. So go put on your rubberized, aviator, retro, polarized sunglasses and be the sexiest you can be.
Randy Clark is the Director of Communications at TKO Graphix, where he blogs for TKO Graphix Brandwire. Randy is passionate about social media, leadership development, and flower gardening. He’s the proud father of two educators; he has four amazing grandchildren, and a wife who dedicates her time to helping others. Randy is the author of How to Stay Ahead of Your Business Blog Forever and The New Manager’s Workbook: A Crash Course in Effective Management.
Mandi's Two Cents: I love my sunglasses! I even have them on in my profile pic. Who doesn't feel cooler in their shades?