November 6, 2007

WERE YOU WATCHING ME GAVOTTE TOO?:

Love at first sight just sex and ego, study says (James Randerson, 11/07/07, The Guardian)

That "look" is all about sex and ego.

"It does seem to be a sort of narcissistic thing. People are attracted to people who are attracted to them," said Ben Jones in the Face Research Laboratory at the University of Aberdeen.

"It's really a very basic effect that we are all, at some level at least, aware of - which is that if you smile at people and you maintain eye contact, it makes you more attractive."

He said the work challenges most previous studies of facial attractiveness that have focused on physical characteristics, such as a preference for symmetrical faces or masculine versus feminine features.

"Social signals about how attracted someone else is to you actually seem to be quite important," he said. "You are attracted to people who are attracted to you, and that shows attractiveness is not just about physical beauty."

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 6, 2007 9:22 PM
Comments

Romantic attraction is about sex? Perception involves ego?

Who knew?

Posted by: ghostcat at November 6, 2007 9:55 PM

Making eye contact?

So that's where it all used to go wrong back in the day.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at November 6, 2007 9:57 PM

Who cares what women are attracted to? They decide based on the sum of Zip Code + house value + credit rating + bank acount.

All else is B.S.

Posted by: Benny at November 7, 2007 12:58 PM
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