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Women Who Did These 7 Little Things Saw a Positive Impact on Their Love Lives


Do you have any sort of ritual that makes you feel good? A Sunday-night bubble bath, or a certain perfume you spray on before a date? There's something to it, taking a moment to focus on yourself—and it just might benefit your love life too. "A ritual is different from a habit. A ritual brings you into the here and now," says anthropologist Timothy de Waal Malefyt, Ph.D., a clinical associate professor at Fordham University. Revlon tapped Malefyt to conduct a study about the positive effects of rituals on women. And the good news is, according to this study, adding a handful of quick, easy little things to your getting-ready routine can make a huge difference. Malefyt recruited 710 women in the U.S. ages 18 to 49. The women were sent supplies (including some makeup, chocolates, and a mirror) and instructions to follow this seven-step ritual once a day for at least four days: 1. Look at yourself in the mirror. 2. Use your favorite fragrance. 3. Apply your eye makeup. 4. Have a piece of chocolate. 5. Put on a new lipstick or gloss. 6. Take a deep breath. 7. Smile at yourself. After the women followed the above


Do you have any sort of ritual that makes you feel good? A Sunday-night bubble bath, or a certain perfume you spray on before a date? There's something to it, taking a moment to focus on yourself—and it just might benefit your love life too.


"A ritual is different from a habit. A ritual brings you into the here and now," says anthropologist Timothy de Waal Malefyt, Ph.D., a clinical associate professor at Fordham University. Revlon tapped Malefyt to conduct a study about the positive effects of rituals on women. And the good news is, according to this study, adding a handful of quick, easy little things to your getting-ready routine can make a huge difference.


Malefyt recruited 710 women in the U.S. ages 18 to 49. The women were sent supplies (including some makeup, chocolates, and a mirror) and instructions to follow this seven-step ritual once a day for at least four days:

  1. Look at yourself in the mirror.
  2. Use your favorite fragrance.
  3. Apply your eye makeup.
  4. Have a piece of chocolate.
  5. Put on a new lipstick or gloss.
  6. Take a deep breath.
  7. Smile at yourself.

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After the women followed the above process each day, 89 percent said they felt more confident and attractive, 78 percent said that people around them reflected back their positive mood and energy, and 56 percent noticed people flirting with them more than usual. For those in relationships, 65 percent got more compliments than usual from a partner, and 60 percent said their partner was more affectionate. As for the single women, 69 percent felt their new ritual made them more open to love, and 77 percent felt more outgoing and social.

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Fordham University Malefyt Revlon Timothy de Waal Malefyt U.S.

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