London, June 21 : Forget those cheesy pick-up lines and expensive colognes to impress a woman. The winning formula to land a hot date requires nothing but a straight look into her eyes accompanied by a light touch on her arm, according to a new study.
The study, by scientists at Aberdeen University, has found that two-thirds of women gave a nod to dance with a man who requested for a dance by resting his hand on her arm for a second or two.
And those who did not comply with the trick and kept their hands by their side while asking the same question had a success rate of only fifty percent.
In fact, women also preferred to give their phone-number to a man who touched their arm as he approached them in the street.
Published in Focus Magazine, the study said that touching makes a man appear dominant, and henceforth more attractive to the opposite sex.
In fact, researcher Dr Ben Jones said that making eye contact also indicates interest in a woman, but only if it is genuine.
"Smiling can make you more attractive but it is worth bearing in mind that faking a smile is quite tricky," the Telegraph quoted Jones, as saying.
And those men, who find it hard to fake a smile, are advised by Jones to take extra care of their skin, or stay amidst other women to appear more appealing.