Seven Ways to Up Your Style Quotient

Are you ready to ramp up your SQ? Those letters stand for style quotient, and the term is one way to describe your overall magnetism, attractiveness, outward appearance, or general likeability. What are some of the components of a person’s SQ? A few of the more common ways to measure it includes how your dress, what type of hairstyle you have, how sexually capable you are, whether your weight is within the proper range for your height, how developed your social skills are, and other factors. Of course, there’s no agreed way to measure someone’s exact numerical SQ, but there are ways you can tell if your number is lower than it should be. If you want to have more friends, be a bit more popular with others, look good any time of the day, feel fit, and have an active sex life, try the following strategies for boosting your style quotient and see how quickly your social life can change for the better.

Re-Invent Your Wardrobe


Besides your face, the first thing people see when they meet you is your clothing. When you deliberately dress in a way that shows you didn’t give much thought to your appearance, everyone notices (whether they admit it or not). The solution is to enhance your wardrobe. Don’t trust your instincts on this one; get help from someone who knows about style, preferably a female friend you can trust. Spend some time browsing the new men’s clothing lines and note a few items that you think might look good. Then, ask your fashion consultant to evaluate the choices you made, explaining why each one either works or doesn’t work. After that, take a joint trip to a men’s clothing store and use your friend’s judgment as a guide for revamping your wardrobe. Start by selecting a few pieces each week until you have at least two weeks’ worth of new items.

Get a Real Haircut


One of the simplest, least expensive, and fastest ways to improve your appearance is to visit a licensed barber and get a stylish haircut. Don’t opt for the DIY route when it comes to your hair. That trick might have worked when you were younger, but now that you are a social creature in a grown-up world, it’s time to spend the bucks and get a real haircut. Consider enlisting the opinion of a female hairstylist who has been in the business for a while and accepts male customers. These ladies know what looks good and what doesn’t. Plus, they can usually show you photos of a few different styles that add to your appearance. You’ll spend about twice what you’d pay a male barber, but it’s well worth the expense. After you get your new cut, be sure to maintain it with high-quality products. Use your stylist’s advice to guide you in the selection of a good shampoo and conditioner.

Solve Sexual Stamina Challenges


Let’s face it, if you have trouble getting or maintaining an erection, you’ll have a lot of first, second, and third dates, but after that, you’ll be back to square one. In today’s dating atmosphere, sexual sluggishness can be a real drawback and can even affect your feelings of self-worth. There’s no reason to let a temporary physical problem put you off your game when there are effective ways from Manual to deal with them. A short course of treatment with a generic version of Viagra is all it takes. Not only will you be able to get and maintain an erection, but you’ll also feel better about yourself, have as many female companions as you want, and see a rapid improvement in your social life.

Drop Those Extra Pounds


If you have a medical problem with weight, it’s best to discuss the issue with your doctor. If you are like millions of adults and are carrying an extra 10, 20, or 30 pounds on your frame, find a way to lose it. It’s always wise to consult with a medical professional before beginning a diet, so get a green light from your doc first. Then, get to work dropping that excess pounds. You’ll feel better and look better. People will notice the difference in your appearance and attitude.

Learn to Dance


Okay, some guys hate the idea of dancing, but there is probably no better way to bump up your SQ than by taking a beginners’ dance class. Don’t get in over your head. Remember, you’re in this for reasons other than learning the foxtrot. Some of the most popular choices for beginners include swing and salsa, two dances that are relatively easy to learn, and draw large classes wherever they’re held.

Join Clubs


This is a pretty open piece of advice, but the point is to join a club where you can meet lots of people not have to spend a ton of money doing so. Hiking groups and organizations that are at least partially social are an excellent place to begin. Some people like church-related singles groups while others prefer more secular fare like movie-watching clubs and similar night out social gatherings. Start slowly by choosing just one club where you can meet others and have fun at the same time. Even if you make no new friends, these activities are excellent ways to practice conversation skills.

Focus on Improving Teeth and Nails


Visit the dentist and get your teeth cleaned at least three times per year. If you need additional work to straighten your teeth or whiten them, do it as soon as possible. Most dentists will work with you on the cost and help you set up reasonable payment plans. The goal is to get your teeth looking straight, healthy, and white. Next, start paying attention to your nails by getting manicures at least every month. Ask the nail tech for some advice on bringing your fingernails and cuticles up to par if they are in bad shape from biting or neglect. After a few months, your hands will look healthier and more masculine. Consider getting a thin layer of clear, protective coating to enhance the overall effect.

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