Beware of Bitchface

Has anyone ever come up to you and said “smile!”? Ugghhh so annoying! Annoying as it is, they might be onto something there. Often we don’t realize it but our body language, and more specifically our face, is sending off the wrong message. I call this phenomenon: Bitchface.
(Urban Dictionary Definition: Bitchface: “Any person whose face makes them seem like they’re a bitch.
Person A: She looks like such a bitch.
Person B: No, she’s not. Her face just looks like that, she has a bitch face. She’s actually really nice.”
)

Think Posh Spice, Kristen Stewart, and Vivian Leigh.
classic bitchface

We might be in a perfectly fine mood but our face falls flat or looks bitchy, even though we don’t mean it to. The problem is, nobody wants to talk to Bitchface. Can you become more aware of your body language and your facial expressions? Try to smile at the universe. Men are attracted to women who smile, laugh, and make eye contact, basically women who are approachable and don’t look like they will bite your head off if you go up to them. It’s really difficult to approach someone, and the more there is a guarantee that they won’t lose face over it, the better your chances of being approached.

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