Attractive people online dating
Men were more attracted to a woman whose predominant trait was happiness.
Several years ago I was chatting on an online dating site with a man who claimed to have a graduate degree.
The older a dater is the more likely it is that they have posted a profile picture in which they are younger.
Eighteen year-olds do not post five year old pictures while a fifty year old might.
The results -- which will soon be published in the journal -- found that women didn't need photos to discern which men were attractive; they could tell based on the confidence level the men displayed in their writing.
Brand writes: "Our data suggests that attractive individuals wrote texts (profiles) that conveyed confidence, and it was perhaps this confidence which primarily signalled quality to the women." She adds, "Such confidence may arise from attractive people’s general sense of their high mate-value." The idea that attractive people have a leg up over their average-looking competition is nothing new: it's been shown that attractive people make more money, and the results of a 2010 study led by Timothy Judge, Ph D, of the University of Florida, suggests it may all goes back to -- yes -- confidence levels.
It's always tempting when you're creating an online dating profile to use a photo that makes you seem ever-so-slightly hotter than you are in real life.
But if you are a man, that photo may not matter so much: a new study suggests that women can pretty accurately gauge a man's level of attractiveness based solely on how he describes himself.
They were given their online dating profile and asked to rate the level of deception of specific elements of the profile on a scale of one to five.
I am not sure why the researchers didn’t control for age in their regressions.
If they had, they might have found not that less attractive people were more deceptive, but that older people were more deceptive.
Judges (undergraduate students) rated -- on a scale of one to ten -- the pictures taken in the lab and the main profile picture for attractiveness.
A measure of “photographic self-enhancement” was determined as the attractiveness rating of the profile picture minus the attractiveness rating of the picture taken in the lab that replicated the profile picture.