Dating less attractive men

Multiple studies indicate that women are more attracted to men who can make them laugh.

In one small French study, a man told a joke to two friends at a bar while a woman sat at a nearby table.

Each face pictured was paired with a word that described either a positive personality trait — like kindness or honesty — or a negative personality trait, like being evil or mean.

Sure enough, the man was rated significantly more attractive when he was wearing a red shirt.The evolutionary signal that might be at work here? But Frederick and Haselton took away another telling finding: Less-muscular men were thought to be a better fit for long-term relationships.Characteristics like muscularity are "cues of genes that increase offspring viability or reproductive success," say authors David A. So if you want to catch a woman's eye and hold her attention, you may be better off not going overboard.If they are much less attractive, you are worried that you could do better." A 2010 study from the University of Wales Institute found that men pictured with a Silver Bentley Continental GT were perceived as way more attractive than those pictures with a Red Ford Fiesta ST.And a 2014 study from Cardiff Metropolitan University found that men pictured in a luxury apartment were rated more attractive than those in a control group.Evolutionary psychologists say that younger women and older men often pair up because while fertility only lasts from puberty to menopause in women, it can extend long into midlife for many men.

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