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8 Reasons Why Someone Looks More Attractive to Us, According to Psychologis

We tend to think that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But, as a study suggests, this isn’t necessarily true. In fact, the truth is somewhere in the middle. Standards of attractiveness are, indeed, broadly shared, however, our personal preferences play quite a big role too.

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We tend to think that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But, as a study suggests, this isn’t necessarily true. In fact, the truth is somewhere in the middle. Standards of attractiveness are, indeed, broadly shared, however, our personal preferences play quite a big role too.

We decided to dive deeper into this topic and find out what features in people we consider more appealing without even realizing it.

1. Averageness

As a study suggests, we prefer an appearance that looks more average to us. And this can have different explanations: either we link it with biological advantages such as good genes, or our brains simply prefer more typical faces.

2. Proportion of the waist

The waist’s proportion to the hips has always been considered one of the most important features in a woman’s appearance. And as some research shows, the lower the waist-hip ratio is, the more attractive a woman seems to a man.

3. Face symmetry

Researchers have confirmed that we rate symmetrical faces as more attractive than those with less symmetry because our visual receptors can process them much easier. Another reason for this is that we biologically associate symmetrical faces with good genes… Continue reading >>>

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