The brooding bad ass look or the friendly smiley look?

I got this from a men's magazine it says

"...brooding expressions were rated as being more sexually alluring than smiling, nice guys"

So is this true? The brooding bad ass look or the friendly smiley look? I took a picture of myself in my profile with both expression, which do you prefer?

  • Broody
    23% (5)56% (10)38% (15)Vote
  • Smiley
    77% (17)44% (8)62% (25)Vote
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Most Helpful Girl

  • I guess a brooding bad ass look is good if he's giving that look to other people. To me, he should have a more friendlier/interested look because...well it's a look he's reserved for me (hopefully), and for the rest of the people, he could care less. Make sense?

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What Girls Said 15

  • one of my turn ons is a nice smile, so smiling is much sexier. I wouldn't want a guy to approach me with the 'brooding bad ass look', I would just think he was a cocky little douche. Just like a guy wouldn't want to approach a girl if she looked stuck up & didn't smile

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  • Brooding might look sexier, like watching a movie and seeing James Dean brooding, but it sure is not approachable and wouldn't inspire me to want to talk to the guy. I would think he was having a bad day or maybe he is just a negative person. I prefer the friendly smiley look as long as the person doesn't look like they are a goofball or under the influence of something, lol.

    My fiance has the most amazing smile and I definitely was attracted to him because of that. We saw each other at his family's restaurant for months before we ever started dating and he was always friendly and happy and it definitely influenced my decision to accept his request for a date.

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  • Smile please! I'm always much more willing to approach someone, male or female, who smiles and looks generally friendly.

    People who look all broody usually seem upset about something or just unfriendly in general.. plus I don't know, a smile usually looks much more attractive to me.

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  • How about a boyfriend with a friendly, smiley look out & about, and a ravaging, brooding, come hither smile right before carrying me off to bed?

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  • As far as what I'd like to see in places like their Facebook, I would say the friendly smiley look. While the brooding look can look attractive, it will make me steer clear of talking to him to even visiting his profile.

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  • Sorry I'm going to disagree with the magazine...I feel much more positively about the guy if he's giving a friendly smile versus a cold expression...

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  • Brooding faces make me think of anger, I am not attracted to anger. I prefer to see a nice smile which shows me a positive outlook on life and perhaps a good sense of humor too :]

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  • I always felt a certain atraction for brooding faces

    but some guys look better with a smiling face than a brooding one

    but first I have to see your both to decide wich one I like the most on you :P

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    • Check my profile then... don't laugh though I tried my best :p

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    • 'You're never fully dressed without a smile'!

      but I really like 'brooding' face :P

      but that does't mean all pictures you'll take from now on should be like that :P

      *I vote A* :D

  • brooding is way more sexy on most

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  • I love when a guy smiles, something about it is just so cute :)

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  • I used to be into guys who looked broody, until I got sick of being treated like crap. I find friendly/happy looking people way more attractive now.

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  • i like both/either but yes I do admit when he changes things up and on certain days goes for the broody he looks so sexy and I wanna rip his clothes off. when he's more smiley I just wanna hug him and be in his arms.

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  • I love smiling faces! The test didn't say whether the brooding guys were more attractive in a certain way. Most guys picked out to do brooding poses in advertisements have really good bone structure and facial features, whereas the smiling guy often looks plain/normal. I think the study was flawed.

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  • Brooding is indeed more sexy, if the guy looks like James Dean. Otherwise guys look like psychos ready to shoot up the place if they keep a pissed look on at all times.

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    • I kinda agree with you on the shoot up the place thing, but obviously if you knew he wasn't a psycho, would you find it more attractive than if he was all smiles?

    • I find people who smile all the time incredibly annoying, so if there's an okay balance I'm woo'ed. But I tend to go for stoic types anyway. 'All smiles' reeks of upping the dose on anti-depressants frequently.

What Guys Said 7

  • When I was younger and significantly more insecure about myself, I dedicated a great deal of time towards cultivating the brooding look. So much so, that now that I no longer need it my standard expression makes me look somewhat pissed most all of the time, and when I am pissed, which really isn't all that often it goes from bad to worse. I mention this only because throughout all of my brooding intensity I realized one very important fact. Not many people want to be around someone who they believe might harm them, as I have been told I am rather intimidating, not because of my physical size, (I'm shorter than average) but because of my perpetual scowl. So consequently I spent a LOT of time alone. My point is be careful what you wish for, as it might not turn out quite the way you imagined.

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  • Try doing both. Arch your eyebrows SLIGHTLY, like you're in a serious mood. But do a half-smile, like a smirk. Don't show your teeth.

    I've done this before and girls wondered whether I was joking or being serious most of the time. And I got replies of how good looking I was.

    However, at one time I went into a bar to wait for my friends who were late. So I walked around the place with a brooding "I'm gonna f*ck someone up if they get in my way" look. Guys moved aside where I walked, and girls got in my line of sight. One girl took off her jacket in front of me to get my attention. Should have opened up a conversation, but I wasn't in the mood since I really WAS irritated.

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  • Girls aren't really attracted to the Brooding look, moreso a guy that can pull it off. Why its better to smile. I can put on a brooding gangster kinda look but it can make me seem really intimidating. So I try my best to smile it up...it can seem a bit forced though, so still need to work on that.

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  • Im a naturally smiley person anyways.

    Also, I think that if I DID do the brooding bad-ass look, with my build and physique...

    ...that I would seriously scare ppl.

    So smiley for me is good, because that aura is balanced out by my (supposedly) intimidating build.

    I don't think I look THAT scary, but some of the reactions I get in public make me think otherwise.

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  • It's just the same as girls being either sweet/cute or hot/sexy.

    Brooding = sexy (one night stand material) Smiley = attractive (boyfriend material)

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  • I love a woman with a beautiful smile myself.

    For guys? I think a smile also goes a longer way with a girl then the brooding guy. Brooding guy might work for the immature girl, but the mature one who'll probably give the good relationship? Smiles, go go go.

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  • Some guys physically can't be both.

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