We associate smell with health, fitness and even social intelligence; after all, if you don’t recognize that rolling into the library reeking of boiled cabbage and ass is going to bother people, then you’re probably not going to be good relationship material.But this goes beyond simple matters of remembering to shower and throw on some Speed Stick. Just as a guy who smells like he’s smuggling gefilte fish in his arm pits is going to get shot down, so too does the guy who smells like he’s showered in Axe.
Thus, you get the idea of “negging” – left-handed compliments to demonstrate your social superiority and the fact that you don’t crave the other person’s approval and that they should crave .
And let’s be real here: that’s not a good look on you.
If he tried to downplay the features that make him distinctive, he might make himself more generically like others.
But by being willing to be polarizing and own his look, he’s made things your look is going to be better for you than 20 who think you’re decent enough. One of the things you may hear about frequently is “the halo effect”.
Among the many trends that crop up in the data was this little fact: the more divisive you are looks-wise, the better you do in the long run when it comes to attraction.