Talk about being in the right place at the right time. Research from the University of Texas at Austin shows that people who have just stepped off a roller coaster find the opposite sexx more attractive. The study found that symptoms of physiological arousal—like heavy breathing and increased heart rate—tend to linger without our knowledge after any adrenaline-pumping activity, intensifying perception of attractiveness.
Make your move: Luckily, you can harness the power of “excitation transfer” without hanging out at Six Flags all day. A simple Netflix binge at home can do the trick. Fire up your favorite, jump-in-your-seat horror movies—and keep some massage oil handy. “Add some caring touch into the equation, and the bonding hormone oxytocin also blends into the mix,” adds intimacy expert Sheri Meyers, Psy.D.