Cupid's arrow: Research illuminates laws of attraction
We've heard the clichés: "It was love at first sight," "It's inner beauty that truly matters," and "Opposites attract." But what's really at work in selecting a romantic or sexual partner?
When do products (and money) literally make your mouth water?
In certain situations, people actually salivate when they desire material things, like money and sports cars, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
Angelina Jolie vs. Kathy Bates -- who is a valid role model?
Exposure to attractive, aggressive, female leads in films affects how men and women think about who women ought to be in the real world. Women in particular have high standards for other women, and expect them to be both ...
People that think they're more attractive are less likely to offer to pay, according to research
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study by the University of St Andrews suggests that good looking women are most likely to sit back and allow their male date to pay.
Are good-looking people more employable?
The resumes of "attractive" males received a 19.9 percent response rate, nearly 50 percent higher than the 13.7 percent response rate for "plain" males and more than twice the 9.2 percent response rate of no-picture males. ...
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 Bi ...
Revealed: The right moves for men on the dance floor
Men who wish to attract women on the disco floor would be better advised to learn a few moves that answer the female mating drive rather than bother with the moonwalk.
Mama wears Prada: Ovulating women buy sexier clothing
In an unconscious attempt to outdo female rivals, ovulating women buy sexier clothing, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research.
Study finds beautiful women face discrimination in certain jobs
While many see no downside to being beautiful, a professor at the University of Colorado Denver Business School says attractive women face discrimination when it comes to landing certain kinds of jobs.
Study: Ovulating women unconsciously buy sexier clothing to outdo attractive women
Ovulating women unconsciously buy sexier clothes, says new research from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management. The study finds that ovulating women unconsciously dress to impress - doing so not to impress ...
Blinded by jealousy?
Jealousy really is "blinding," according to a new study by two University of Delaware psychology professors. They found that women who were made to feel jealous were so distracted by unpleasant emotional images they became ...
Research finds attractive women increase risky behaviour in young men
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of Queensland research suggests that the presence of a beautiful woman can lead men to throw caution to the wind.
Weight matters: 'Normal' sized girls are judged to be more attractive by young men
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have found that despite the size zero trend, boys really do prefer 'normal' girls of an average weight and build.