Other than humans, which mammals also have permanently swollen breasts?
None of the available answers were corect. Humans are the only mammals that have permanently swollen breasts outside of lactation.
According to evolutionary biologists, being an average-looking person may actually be beneficial. Why is that?
According to evolutionary biologists, being an average-looking person may actually be beneficial. The reason is that average- looking people often have a much more diverse set of genes, and therefore have better reproductive health.
True or False: Studies show that “chill-inducing” music can arouse a person more than the touch of their partner.
Studies show that “chill-inducing” music can arouse a person more than the touch of their partner. The reason is that music that causes the listener to have chills, releasing small amounts of dopamine, which is a neurotransmitter that is released during times of happiness and fulfillment (i.e. while eating or having sex).The amount of dopamine released while listening to “chill inducing” music has been measured at higher concentrations than when being touched by a partner.
True or False: taking birth control pills can change who a woman finds attractive.
Our hormones greatly influence whom we are attracted to and so anything that alters the body’s hormones, can change someone’s attraction. Since birth control pills and injections literally change a woman’s hormones, they can also change whom the woman finds to be attractive.
True or False: Attractive people tend to have higher paying jobs than unattractive people.
Studies show that many high-paying and high-level positions are held by attractive people. Hiring managers often have a preference for the more attractive employee when giving promotions to their employees.
True or False: Americans spend more on beauty care products than they do on education.
True or False: Studies have shown women perceive clean-shaven parents as potentially better parents than men with beards.
Studies have shown women perceive bearded men as more attractive, more responsible, and potentially better parents. Time to throw away those razors!
What are pheromones?
Remember back in middle school when AXE body spray claimed it contained pheromones that would make women attracted to you? Well, as it turns out, fresh male sweat contains a chemical called Androstenol, a type of pheromone that truly attracts women to men. Just in case you were wondering, pheromones are chemicals that a person unconsciously emits that can cause a change in behavior in other people around them. Turns out, AXE body spray actually does contain pheromones.
True or False: Research has shown that mothers tend to devote more attention and give disproportionate affection to their least attractive child.
False! It’s actually the opposite: Research has shown that mothers tend to devote more attention and give disproportionate affection to their most attractive child.
During intimate times such as kissing or making love, the body releases a special chemical. What is it called?
During intimate times such as kissing or making love, the body releases a chemical called Oxytocin, which is also known as the love drug. The chemical helps people to feel closeness with each other and aids in bonding.
True or False: it’s been proven that the presence of tears serves to increase sexual arousal in men.
Studies show that the scent of tears can cause a decrease in sexual arousal in men.
True or False: Charles Darwin believed that the instinct to make oneself attractive was a uniquely human trait.
Charles Darwin stated that there is a universal drive to become as beautiful and attractive as possible. He said that animals will strive to be attractive even when experiencing “wonderfully great suffering”.
What is the relationship between attractiveness and the “quality” of a person’s genes?
Attractive people are perceived to have better genes... but as of yet, scientists have not actually found definitive proof that the connection is real.
The theory as to why a woman desires an attractive mate is rooted in the belief that an attractive mate will yield an attractive son that will then be able to better find a mate to pass on the mother’s genes to his children. This theory is sometimes called...
The theory as to why a woman desires an attractive mate is rooted in the belief that an attractive mate will yield an attractive son that will then be able to better find a mate to pass on the mother’s genes to his children. This theory is called the Sexy Son Theory. Yeah, you read that right.
Studies have shown that people wearing one color are unconsciously associated higher status, and therefore considered more attractive. Which color is it?
Studies have shown that the color red is the most attractive color for both men and women. The color red is often unconsciously associated higher status. Since people often want to choose a higher-status mate, a person wearing the color red can artificially give the impression of superior status, and thus appear more attractive to potential mates.
True or False: Asymmetrical faces are generally considered more attractive than faces that are perfectly symmetrical.
Scientific studies have shown that one of the most attractive features to humans is symmetry, especially in facial features. Most celebrities that are widely considered extremely attractive have nearly perfectly symmetrical faces.
True or False: People who attracted to one another will often mirror each other’s body language.
Studies have found that when people are attracted to each other, they will often mirror each other’s movements and body positioning when speaking or being in close proximity to each other.
True or False: people are more likely to be attracted to people resembling their parents.
Studies show that people are more likely to be attracted to people resembling their parents, especially when it comes to age. The older their parents were at the time of their birth, the more likely they find older faces to be attractive.
The dark lines around a person’s iris (the color in your eye) are considered to be attractive. What are they called?
Limbal rings, or the dark outlines around a person’s iris, are a feature that often goes unnoticed but are subconsciously perceived to be attractive. Limbal rings fade with age, therefore the darker the rings the more youthful the person. Since youth is associated with health and vigor, limbal rings are a sign that a person is a better mate.
Which of these statements is FALSE?
Studies have shown that women are perceived by men to be more attractive when they smile. Conversely, men who smile less often are perceived by women to be more attractive than men who smile more often.
Online polls have shown that when looking for potential dates with women, a man’s primary concern is usually...
Online polls have shown that when looking for potential dates, men are often most concerned about the weight of a woman. The poll revealed that women 20 lbs. overweight experienced a difficult time finding dates.
Online polls have shown that when looking for potential dates with men, a woman’s primary concern is usually...
Online polls have shown that when looking for potential dates, women are most concerned about the height of a man. The poll revealed that men over an inch under the average experienced a difficult time finding dates.
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