May 27, 2011

OF BAD BOYS AND BETTYS:

Study shows brooding men, smiling women seen as sexy (Reuters, May 26, 2011)

The study, published online in the American Psychological Association journal Emotion, showed pictures of the opposite sex to both men and women. Participants were then asked for their initial reactions on sexual attractiveness based on the expressions they saw.

“Men who smile were considered fairly unattractive by women,” said Jessica Tracy, a University of British Columbia psychology professor who directed the study.

“So to the extent that men think that smiling is a good thing to do if they want to be found sexually attractive, our findings suggest that’s not the case,” Tracy said.

The men’s reaction was just the opposite.

“Women who smile are absolutely very attractive,” Tracy said in an interview. “That was by far the most attractive expression women showed.”

The researchers admit they are not sure why men and women reacted differently to smiles.


Only a scientist could fail to understand. They want mystery. We just don't want to be annoyed.

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