9 New Facts About Attraction We Learned in 2016

Posted on March 21, 2017

1. Opposites only attract when people are single – When people are single, they are more attracted to dissimilar faces but it has been found that when people are attached, they are more attracted to faces that look similar to their own.

2. Altruism linked to having more sex – It has been shown that people who help others out have more sexual partners and more frequent sex.

3. The weight change required to increase attractiveness – Dr Nicholas Rule, co-author of a new study on the subject, explains: “Women and men of average height need to gain or lose about three and a half and four kilograms, or about eight and nine pounds, respectively, for anyone to see it in their face, but they need to lose about twice as much for anyone to find them more attractive.”

4. Men should not try to “sound sexy” – Women often lower the pitch of their voice to sound more breathy and attractive. However, it is proven that it got a bit worse when men tried to sound sexy. It may be because that men do not put in that much effort in making their voice sound sexier, but women do.
5. Uncertainty is key to attraction – Playing hard to get may have scientific backing behind it after all! It was found that women are more attracted to men when they are uncertain of his feelings. It all boils down to how much we are thinking about the other person. Hence, keeping people in the dark about our interest may increase how much they think about us and pique their interest in us as well.
6. Beards signal long-term relationships – Woman judge fully bearded men to be more suitable for long-term relationship. This is because beards make men look more mature and aggressive. However, for short-term relationships, women judge stubble to be most attractive.
7. Left cheeks are more attractive – Our cheeks may look the same to us, but definitely not the same for others! People’s left cheeks are generally seen as more attractive than their right, a psychology study has found. One possible reason may be that people tend to express more emotions with their left cheek.
8. Mixed race faces are most attractive – People who has a more diverse genetic background, when compared with black and white faces, are rated to be more attractive.
9. The group changes how attractive you look - How you look will vary according to how attractive the people around you are! An average-looking person may look more attractive when surrounded by faces that are less appealing. This highlights that our perception of beauty is not solid but fluid and subjected to who we hang out with!

Category(s):Mental Health in Asia

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