Your man may be more susceptible to infidelity if he’s wearing red, or if a willing woman in his presence is wearing this color.
Women Are Attracted to Men Wearing Red
According to a follow-up study led by Andrew Elliot of the University of Rochester which was recently published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, women are more attracted to men who are wearing red.
In fact, Elliot and his researchers found that whether a man is wearing red (a shirt, sweater, jacket — even a red tie) or surrounded by red, women will find him more sexually desirable and attractive.
Men Are Attracted to Women Wearing Red
Elliot’s first study on the relationship between color and behavior, done in 2008, revealed that the color red had the same effect on women that it was later found to have on men. Women wearing red tops (dresses, sweaters, blouses, jackets) were considered to be much more appealing to men than when they were dressed in colors other than red.
The Hidden Effects of the Color Red
What’s even more interesting about these findings is that both women and men were completely unaware of the stimulating impact the color red had on their perceptions of, and behavior toward, the opposite sex. See Infidelity Traps – 12 Ways People Unintentionally Get Drawn into Cheating on Their Mates.
In addition to enhancing romantic feelings in men, researchers Daniela Niesta Kayser, Andrew J. Elliot, and Roger Feltman found that men were prompted to sit closer, and ask more intimate questions, when a woman is wearing red. See Will You Be the Next Wife or Girlfriend to Become a Victim of Infidelity? – a Quiz
What the Findings About Red Mean to Your Relationship
If you’ve got a spouse or significant other who is prone to infidelity, make sure you accompany him when he’s wearing red. Women are more apt to flirt with him when he’s wearing this color. Hopefully, if you’re with him they’ll exercise some restraint. See 7 Signs He Might Be the Cheating Kind.
If he’s going out without you or having a night out with the guys, help him choose his outfit, and make sure he’s not wearing anything red. Women are more likely to make a play for him if he is. Remove the temptation.
If he’s lacking in self-restraint and women are tempted to flirt with him because he’s wearing red, he may lack sufficient willpower to resist the temptation — especially if the woman is wearing red, too.
If he has a roving eye and the two of you are out together, make sure you’re the one wearing red. It will help keep his attention focused on you.
If you’re in mixed company, keep a watchful eye on him if there are other women around him who are wearing red. Especially if alcoholic beverages, which lower inhibitions and impair judgment, are being consumed. See Infidelity Traps – 12 Ways People Unintentionally Get Drawn into Cheating on Their Mates.
Remember that the color red works subconsciously; he may not even be aware of its effect.
Harness the Power of Red
Remember, red is a powerful color.
It’s the color of temptation, the color of passion.
Red has an aphrodisiacal effect on both men and women that may be hard to resist.
Instead of inadvertently allowing the color red to set the stage for infidelity, use this powerful color to your advantage.
*** © copyright 2010 Ruth Houston All Rights Reserved.
Ruth Houston is a New York-based infidelity expert who is frequently called on by the media to comment on high-profile infidelity and popular infidelity issues in the news. She is the founder of www.InfidelityAdvice.com, the author of Is He Cheating on You? – 829 Telltale Signs, and publishes the Infidelity News and Views blog. To interview infidelity expert Ruth Houston, or have her speak at your next event, call 718 592-6029 or e-mail InfidelityExpert@gmail.com.
For more information about cheating men and infidelity see the articles and resources below:
7 Signs He Might Be the Cheating Kind
Infidelity Traps – 12 Ways People Unintentionally Get Drawn into Cheating on Their Mates
Will you be the next wife or girlfriend to become a victim of infidelity? – a quiz
The Best Investment You Can Make in Your Relationship for 2010
Is He Cheating? Is She Cheating? – 21 Ways You Can Tell (free tip sheet)
What Should I Do If I Think He or She Is Cheating on Me?
Is He Cheating on You? – 829 Telltale Signs (soft cover book )
Is He Cheating on You? – 829 Telltale Signs (e-book version with Affair Recovery information)
Online Resources to Help You Catch or Monitor a Cheating Mate
FREE Infidelity Tip Sheets for Men and Women with Cheating Mates