Here’s the scenario: you meet a new guy and within the first 10 seconds you know whether you’re attracted to each other or not. Happens all the time, right? But what you may not realize is that within those first ten seconds, the guy is spending half that time checking out a specific feature of yours. Think you know what it is? Find out if you’re right after the jump. Keep reading »
In our relationship study of the day, researchers from University of Newcastle, Australia have discovered that attractiveness is all in the tilt of a head. OK, maybe it’s not all in the tilt of a head, but research indicates that women and men can make themselves more attractive to the opposite sex by angling their face a certain way. In the study, participants were shown “computer-generated, three-dimensional models of male and female faces” and were asked to rate each for attractiveness, masculinity and femininity as they were “tilted up and down in five different positions.” Keep reading »
Attraction is complicated – it’s about his personality, how he smiles, how he moves, and so much more. But in that first initial encounter it’s all about the face, right? Well, this may come as the no-duh news of the week, but for dudes it depends. A recent psychology study out of the University of Texas shows both men and women consider the face the most important indicator of attraction when it comes to long-term relationships, but when it comes to one-night stands, men are more interested in a woman’s body. Keep reading »
A new study shows that dudes only need a millisecond to determine if they want a woman as a potential mate. Translation: they know if they want to sleep with you before you even open your mouth. The study mapped the brain waves of 20 men and women when shown the faces of potential partners of the opposite sex, ranging from ugly to very attractive. The results? The men were very easily distracted by pics of beautiful women and made snap judgments within a millisecond of seeing her face. Shocker! But scientists say that the results shouldn’t make us think of men as shallow. This is merely an ancient evolutionary reflex of their lizard brains to help them produce lots of children. A pretty face is, after all, a sign of fertility. Women, on the other hand, proved to be undeterred by the pics of hot men. Why? Because we are looking for other things in a mate like reliability, personality, and ability to commit. Yet another study that proves that men and women are evolutionarily incompatible. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
Creeeeeepy. The online dating site OKCupid just sent an email informing me in the subject line, “we have data on your attractiveness.” Data? Really? So, of course I clicked on it and their email told me that based on a three-year-old photo (many pounds and a haircut ago) of me that I used on my profile, I’ve been deemed attractive enough to be recommended to date other attractive people on the site. This is apparently an “elite status” and an “important privilege.”
Funny, because this photo never got me laid, not even once. Keep reading »
Yesterday, a guy friend of mine was telling me about a dude he knows who I might want to do a story on. He said the guy’s name was Hunter and gave me some other interesting tidbits about him, to which I replied, “He sounds hot!” My friend didn’t get how I had deduced that this guy would be good-looking based on so little info and without seeing a pic.
“His name,” I said. “Ninety percent of guys named Hunter are hot.” Keep reading »