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Stepping up the sexy
What makes humans attractive to other humans? Queen's University professor Nikolaus Troje (Psychology, Biology, School of Computing) believes that it is the consistency of the whole appearance rather than the attractiveness of the parts. (2015-08-10)

The beauty bias: Can people love the one they are compatible with?
Physical attractiveness is important in choosing whom to date. Good looking people are not only popular targets for romantic pursuits, they themselves also tend to flock together with more attractive others. Does this mean then that more attractive versus less attractive people wear a different pair of lens when evaluating others' attractiveness? (2008-02-11)

Are looks more important than personality when choosing a man?
When mothers and daughters have to choose potential partners, they do not look much further than skin deep. Mothers will choose a man who is only reasonably attractive for their daughters. Daughters on the other hand prefer an attractive man, no matter how respectful, friendly, or intelligent he may be. This is according to a study in Springer's journal Evolutionary Psychological Science, led by Madeleine Fugère of the Eastern Connecticut State University in the US. (2017-04-04)

Research into the correlation between beauty and body size shows that women are the harshest judges
Research published in the journal Economics and Human Biology has described the relationship between attractiveness, BMI and gender, showing that while women are both the harshest judges of weight in relation to beauty, they are also judged negatively by both men and women for being overweight. (2016-04-07)

New research shows men more aggressive on dating sites, women more self-conscious
When it comes to messaging users on dating websites, men tend to be more aggressive and contact users they are interested in, whereas women tend to be more conscious of their own attractiveness to other users, according to new research. (2016-07-19)

Like father, like son: Attractiveness is hereditary
Sexy dads produce sexy sons, in the insect world at least. While scientists already knew that specific attractive traits, from cricket choruses to peacocks' tails, are passed on to their offspring, the heritability of attractiveness as a whole is more contentious. Now, new research by the University of Exeter, published today (Nov. 20) in Current Biology, shows that attractiveness is hereditary. (2007-11-19)

Close relations exhibit greater agreement on the attractiveness of faces
Researchers at Harvard University have shown that spouses, siblings and close friends are more likely to have similar preferences with regard to the attractiveness of faces. (2007-12-12)

Rating attractiveness: Study finds consensus among men, not women
Hot or not? Men agree on the answer. Women don't. There is much more consensus among men about whom they find attractive than there is among women, according to a new study by Wake Forest University psychologist Dustin Wood. The study, co-authored by Claudia Brumbaugh of Queens College, appears in the June issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. (2009-06-26)

Is being generous the next beauty trend?
Research from Indiana University found that more attractive people are more likely to be givers, and givers are rated as more attractive. (2020-08-31)

Unlocking the secret of beauty: Scientists discover the complexities of attractive female bodies
Scientists in Australia and Hong Kong have conducted a comprehensive study to discover how different body measurements correspond with ratings of female attractiveness. The study, published in the Journal of Evolutionary Biology, found that across cultural divides young, tall and long-armed women were considered the most attractive. (2010-09-28)

Mixed-race people perceived as 'more attractive'
People of mixed race are perceived as being more attractive than nonmixed-race people, a Cardiff University study has found. (2010-04-14)

All chins are not created equal
That jutting jawline may not be as universally attractive as scientists have assumed. One of the theories behind universal facial attractiveness (UFA) is that some facial features are universally preferred because they are reliable signals of mate quality. But a new Northwestern University study tests one of the assumptions that the chin, commonly discussed in UFA literature, is consistent in shape across human populations. Researchers found significant differences in chin shape across populations. (2013-04-12)

Downside to disaster relief: Why do photos of attractive children backfire?
When it comes to asking a stranger for help, being young, pretty, and the opposite sex greatly improve your odds. But when it comes to children suffering from the likes of natural disaster, poverty, or homelessness, a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research reveals that less attractive children receive more help than their cuter counterparts. (2014-06-25)

Facial characteristics indicative of personality traits, say experts
A new study to examine facial preference, has found that people are attracted to facial characteristics indicative of personality traits similar to their own. (2006-02-10)

There's more to attraction than what meets the eye
Attractiveness isn't just a matter of good looks, but also the right voice and scent, highlights a mini review in Frontiers in Psychology. (2017-05-18)

The key to being attractive (and looking healthy)? A good night's sleep
If you want to look attractive and healthy, the best thing you can do is get a good night's sleep, finds research in the Christmas issue published on today. (2010-12-14)

Beauty and the beholder: Why pretty faces don't always help sales
Beautiful young models are used to sell everything from computer processors to motor oil. But is it really effective to use a pretty face to market something that has nothing to do with physical attractiveness? New research from the June issue of the Journal of Consumer Research argues that an attractive model can actually negatively influence product perception if the model is irrelevant to the quality of the product and the consumer had a very high interest in the product to being with. (2006-05-08)

Cupid's arrow: Notre Dame Research illuminates laws of attraction
University of Notre Dame sociologist Elizabeth McClintock's research offers new insights into why and when Cupid's arrow strikes. (2013-02-08)

People seem more attractive in a group than they do apart
People tend to be rated as more attractive when they're part of a group than when they're alone, according to findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. This phenomenon -- first dubbed the (2013-10-29)

Unattractive people more likely to be bullied at work, new Notre Dame study shows
It's common knowledge that high school can be a cruel environment where attractive students are considered (2013-07-17)

Kindness is a top priority in a long-term partner according to a new international study
One of the top qualities that we look for in a long-term partner is kindness, according to new research by Swansea University. (2019-09-19)

What she sees in you -- facial attractiveness explained
When it comes to potential mates, women may be as complicated as men claim they are, according to psychologists. (2009-08-24)

Perceived attractiveness driven by link between gender and gender-specific roles
Perceived attractiveness is the result of compatibility of biological sex and gendered cues -- masculinity and femininity as specified within the society -- according to a study by researchers at New York University and Texas A & M University. The findings appear in the most recent issue of the journal, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (2007-03-12)

Researchers show parents give unattractive children less attention
A researcher at the University of Alberta has shown that parents are more likely to give better care and pay closer attention to good-looking children compared to unattractive ones. (2005-04-12)

Perceptions about body image linked to increased alcohol, tobacco use for teens
Virginia Ramseyer-Winter, assistant professor of social work, found negative body image is associated with increased tobacco and alcohol use, with implications for both young men and women. (2017-06-21)

The ugly truth about one night stands
Men are far more interested in casual sex than women. While men need to be exceptionally attractive to tempt women to consider casual sex, men are far less choosy. These findings by Dr. Achim Schützwohl, from the department of psychology at Brunel University in the UK, and his team are published online in Springer's journal Human Nature. (2009-08-11)

Blinded by jealousy?
Jealousy really is (2010-04-13)

'Trophy wife' stereotype is largely a myth, new study shows
New research by University of Notre Dame sociologist Elizabeth McClintock shows the trophy wife stereotype is largely a myth fueled by selective observation that reinforces sexist stereotypes and trivializes women's careers. (2014-06-17)

Commentary asks: What constitutes beauty and how is it perceived?
Beauty has many facets. Research shows there are many biological, psychological, cultural and social aspects that influence how beauty and attractiveness are perceived. Researchers now believe that beauty preferences are partly an effect of a rudimentary cognitive process that appears quite early in life, with humans having a seemingly automatic ability to categorize a person as beautiful or not. Scientific literature supports such physical features as universal criteria for human attractiveness. (2019-06-05)

Research pinpoints optimal age of puppy cuteness
Canine researcher Clive Wynne's research reveals more about the depth and origin of the human-dog relationship. (2018-05-15)

What do the red 'ornaments' of female macaques mean?
Scientists demonstrated that, contrary to what had been assumed for several years, colour variations among female macaques do not precisely indicate the time of ovulation. On the other hand, dominant female macaques, who usually have greater reproductive success, have darker hindquarters. (2019-07-19)

Love connection
University of Iowa researchers may have come up with the right matchmaking formula for online dating sites: Pair people according to their past interests and online mating success, rather than who they say they're interested in. Their model is not unlike how Netflix recommends movies to its users based on past selections. (2013-12-05)

Do good looks get high school students good grades?
Although previous studies show that physical attractiveness is associated with success in the labor markets, this study posits that grooming and personality are stronger predictors of academic success in high school for boys and girls, respectively. Accordingly, students may be able to (2009-04-22)

Attractive professional cyclists are faster
A study by the University of Zurich demonstrates a link between attractiveness and endurance performance, showing that successful Tour de France cyclists are more attractive. This preference for faster riders is particularly strong in women who are not using a hormonal contraceptive. (2014-02-05)

Beauty and bacteria: Slim, attractive men have less nasal bacteria than heavy men
Do attractive traits tell us anything about a person's reproductive health? New research in the American Journal of Human Biology reveals a link between body mass index and the amount of bacteria colonizing noses. The results show that heavier men harbor more potentially pathogenic species of bacteria in their nose, compared with slimmer, more traditionally attractive men. (2014-02-18)

Women attracted to men when they see interest in children refected in their faces
Women are able to subconsciously pick up cues of interest in children in men's faces and use those cues to determine if they are attracted to them for long-term relationships, according to new research at the University of Chicago and the University of California, Santa Barbara. The research also shows that women's judgments of men's facial masculinity accurately reflect individual men's testosterone levels. Accordingly, women are attracted to those men for short-term relationships. (2006-05-09)

Why arched backs are attractive
Researchers have provided scientific evidence for what lap dancers and those who twerk probably have known all along -- men are captivated by the arched back of a woman. A team led by Farid Pazhoohi of the University of Minho in Portugal used 3-D models and eye-tracking technology to show how the subsequent slight thrusting out of a woman's hips can hold a man's gaze. The findings are published in Springer's journal Evolutionary Psychological Science. (2017-10-25)

The sound of seduction
Flirtation may seem largely visual -- the preening, the coy eye contact -- but voice plays a role, too. (2010-05-20)

Fruit fly turn-on: A sexy, youthful smell may make up for advancing age
Beauty is more than skin deep, at least for fruit flies studied in new research that demonstrates how age-related changes in pheromone production can reduce sexual attractiveness. (2012-02-09)

The importance of attractiveness depends on where you live
Do good-looking people really benefit from their looks, and in what ways? A team of researchers from the University of Georgia and the University of Kansas found that yes, attractive people do tend to have more social relationships and therefore an increased sense of psychological well-being. (2009-12-15)

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