“You can’t hurry love, you just have to wait.” So trilled The Supremes (and Phil Collins) and, according to the experts, they were right.

“Dating can be hard and anxiety-provoking and there’s a market there for a short cut,” said Samantha Joel, the lead author of a University of Utah study that looked at what factors affect attraction. “What if you didn’t have to kiss all the frogs? What if you could skip to the part where you click with someone? But our data suggests that, at least with the tools we currently have available, there isn’t an easy fix for finding love.”

That’s still no excuse, fellas, for lazing on the couch waiting for Miss Right to magically appear. There are things you can do right now to make yourself more attractive to prospective partners. We’re not just talking working out and eating right (although those are two very good things to do to look more attractive). We mean the types of pictures you should post to your dating profile (no selfies, include flowers though), the type of deodorant you should be using (scented) and the things you should be seen carrying (a guitar case, seriously).

So, guys, slide through for 50 scientifically tested tips to help you up your sex appeal and improve your dating game.