Books & Resources

The Science of Attraction Ebooks

I’m currently writing two step-by-step guides — one for men and one for women — to improving your looks based on the science of attraction. Stay tuned for their release!

Other Great Resources

For Men

  • Permanent Style

  • The tailoring on these clothes is drool-worthy. Read this blog for a visual guide to how men’s clothes should fit.

For Women

  • The Rules Revisited

  • The truth about female dating advice, according to one insightful, clear-headed, and (occasionally, slightly) insensitive man. Overall though, Andrew has written the best dating advice site for women I’ve ever come across.

  • Truth is Beauty

  • An awesome resource for women who want to dress better. Rachel writes about style archetypes and dressing for your lines and colors. If you’re not sure where to start, read this first: Dress For Your Face, Not For Your Body. I couldn’t agree more with her style philosophy.

A List of Fantastic Websites

Because the following things make anyone more attractive:

  • Thinking about interesting stuff – Paul Graham

  • In my opinion, Paul Graham is one of the most interesting people on earth. You practically feel your mind expanding as you read his work. For example, here’s a brilliant mini-essay he wrote about listicles (which sums up why you won’t see anything called “The 7 things you must do to be attractive” on this site (at least while I’m the main writer).)

  • Thinking about interesting stuff, Part 2 – Tim Urban at Wait But Why

  • If you haven’t heard of Wait But Why yet, what have you been doing on the internet all this time? Its mega-popularity is well deserved. Also recommended: Tim Urban’s former blog, Underneath the Turban, which, if you like Wait But Why, is like reading the diary of a hilarious friend.

  • Mastering new skills and languages – Scott H. Young

  • I’ve been reading Scott Young’s blog since my first year of university, when I was struggling to pass most of my classes and came across his advice on studying. Since then he’s written about tons of topics like completing an MIT computer science degree in one year, doing business in China, and drawing lifelike portraits. It’s kind of hard to describe, but I’d call his blog a blend of theory and practice on everything self-improvement, with case studies drawn from his own life.

  • Living in alignment with your highest values – Steve Pavlina

  • I like Steve Pavlina because he’s uncompromisingly true to himself. (Or at least he writes well enough to seem like it.) I’m nowhere near his level of personal development/self-awareness (and I don’t think I’ll ever be vegan), but his words are always inspiring.

  • Understanding money and managing it well – Ramit Sethi at I Will Teach You to be Rich

  • Ramit’s book I Will Teach You to be Rich is THE personal finance guide for teens, 20-somethings, and other people who have no idea what they’re doing. If you don’t have an investing strategy… or even any money to invest… read it now. It’s never too late to start.

  • Improving everything else you could think of – Tim Ferriss of The Four-Hour Workweek

  • Yes, I drink the Tim Ferriss Kool-Aid. The guy is a marketing genius, and if it weren’t for him most people (including me) might never have come across an alternative to the 9-5 job. Come to think of it, if it weren’t for him I’d never have heard of Paul Graham!

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