But this only applies to the really attractive people.
We may all have a "type" — but women are more likely to adhere to it than men are.
Sure enough, people were selected more often when they were pictured in expansive postures.
Decades of studies have shown that the cliché that "opposites attract" is totally off.
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This has become a booming business as more and more people hook up through online dating services and online personals.
As Emily Esfahani Smith reported in the Atlantic, the results of the "bids" are staggering: in one of Gottman's studies of marriage, couples who divorced after six years had the "turn toward" reply 33% of the time, and the couples that were still together had the "turn toward" 87% of the time. Andrews psychologist David Perrett and his colleagues found that some people are attracted to folks with the same hair and eye color of their opposite-sex parents, as well as the age range they saw at birth.
"We found that women born to 'old' parents (over 30) were less impressed by youth, and more attracted to age cues in male faces than women with 'young' parents (under 30)," the authors wrote.It's also worth noting that, even though the men wanted the woman more when she played hard to get, they liked her less. Happiness is generally attractive on women — but not so much on men.In 2011, researchers conducted experiments on more than 1,000 people, showing them photographs of members of the opposite sex and asking them how attractive the people in the photos were.Results showed that men rated women most attractive when they looked happy and least attractive when they displayed pride.Women, on the other hand, rated men most attractive when they displayed pride and least attractive when they looked happy.And leading up to the storm, Hinge says it saw a 27% spike in activity, with the average user logging in 5 times per day throughout the storm — two times more than usual.