"The fact is that men like curvy women, and accentuating the waist/hip ratio makes you more attractive as a potential partner," he says.
But research for a BBC TV programme claims that, while evolutionary psychology may explain what happens when eyes meet across a crowded room, it can be disastrous as a basis for a long-term relationship.
What a girl must do to get a mate is to accentuate the positively feminine, it seems.
Most significantly, says Adrian Furnham, Professor of Psychology at University College, London, women should get as close as possible to the ideal hourglass figure, with a 23in waist and 36in hips.
It’s so easy to be held back by negative, limiting beliefs about manifesting love.
While you might think you’re sufficiently positive if you’re aware that you yearn for romance and daydream about being with that special someone, it pays to take a critical look at your underlying assumptions.
The more feminine a woman or masculine a man, the theory goes, the sexier they are and therefore the more attractive as partners.For each belief, write down a challenge, and focus on that challenge.For example “Relationships are always painful in the end” becomes “When I meet the right person, my relationship will be satisfying and joyful.” While it might sound like a cliché, it’s so important to have a positive attitude towards yourself if you’re going to use the Law of Attraction is an effective tool in your love life.Basically, being down on yourself prevents you from sending out the right signals about what you want from other people, and it also encourages others to view you in a negative light.As with negative beliefs about love, the key to correcting the harmful beliefs you have about yourself is to really dig deep into your memories and your past, identifying exactly what these beliefs are and working out where they came from.