dorothy parker was right
Although I'm a great admirer of her work, I've never agreed with the Dorothy Parker quote
Men seldom make passes
At girls who wear glasses
I've always kind of liked girls with glasses. But a recent study seems to indicate that it's true...the study examined people who wear some form of vision correction; a third swapped glasses for contact lenses, a third did the opposite while a third stayed with their normal method. The ones who adopted glasses reported feeling less self-confident, while contact lenses seemed to make the wearers blossom like someone ditching their glasses in a movie. And the feelings evidently translated into results, too...
...those wearing lenses instead of their usual glasses were three times more likely to report 'hugging', four times as likely to report 'kissing' and six times more likely to report 'fondling' than when wearing their glasses.
Of course, I agree most of all with the point made by one of the comments to the MetaFilter thread: "Anything you do that increases your own perception of your attractiveness will get the same result. Self-esteem and self-confidence are attractive traits."