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Improve your love life with the dating tips in these videos.
You Will Need
- Pink-grapefruit lotion or perfume
- An iPod
- The latest cell phone
- An instant-message account
- A gym membership
- Good posture
Smell like a grapefruit
Smell like a grapefruit. A study at Chicago’s Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation found that women wearing the scent were perceived to be an average of six years younger than their actual age.
Get an iPod
Get an iPod and load it up with current hits. Avoid playing any songs that’ll hint at your real age—or at least hide those golden oldies in a separate playlist that you can enjoy when you’re alone.
Pimp your phone
Pimp your phone. Young people are very into their cell phones, so pick up the latest model, personalize it with a signature color, and choose a ringtone that won’t have him asking, 'Who? The Who? Who’s that?'
“Stage” your home
Stage your home with items a younger woman would have—a concert T-shirt from a hip band, acne medication, the latest issue of Cosmopolitan magazine.
Everyone looks younger in soft light—so choose candlelit restaurants, add dimmers to all your home lights, and get heavy bedroom curtains to keep out harsh morning rays.
Learn to text
Texting is big with the younger crowd, so learn how to send and receive text messages. You don’t want to ask him what the hell he’s talking about when the subject comes up.
Have more sex
Have more sex – even if it’s just with yourself. A study at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital found that people in their 40s who had one or two orgasms a week looked a full 10 years younger than those who didn’t.
Get an instant-message account
Get an instant-message account and learn the latest 'netiquette' and abbreviations. Keep your status as 'available' whenever you’re online; most young people like to IM more than they like to use the phone.
Join a gym
Get a gym membership – and not just so you lose weight, feel great and get a toned, more youthful body. Seeing the card in your wallet (make sure men do!) subconsciously signals that you are a young, vibrant person.
Stand up straight
Stand up straight; surveys show that good posture makes you look not only younger, but thinner and taller, too.