scorecardresearch
0 of 0 correct
0 question streak
Advertisement

What are pheromones?

Shutterstock
Advertisement
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.
Advertisement
0 of 0 correct
0 question streak

True or False: Research has shown that mothers tend to devote more attention and give disproportionate affection to their least attractive child.

Pixabay
Advertisement
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.
Advertisement
0 of 0 correct
0 question streak

During intimate times such as kissing or making love, the body releases a special chemical. What is it called?

Pixabay
Advertisement
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.
Advertisement
0 of 0 correct
0 question streak

True or False: it’s been proven that the presence of tears serves to increase sexual arousal in men.

Shutterstock
Advertisement
Studies show that the scent of tears can cause a decrease in sexual arousal in men.
Advertisement
0 of 0 correct
0 question streak

True or False: Charles Darwin believed that the instinct to make oneself attractive was a uniquely human trait.

Getty Images
Advertisement
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”.
Advertisement
0 of 0 correct
0 question streak

What is the relationship between attractiveness and the “quality” of a person’s genes?

Pixabay
Advertisement
Attractive people are perceived to have better genes... but as of yet, scientists have not actually found definitive proof that the connection is real.
Advertisement
0 of 0 correct
0 question streak

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...

Shutterstock
Advertisement
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.
Advertisement
0 of 0 correct
0 question streak

Studies have shown that people wearing one color are unconsciously associated higher status, and therefore considered more attractive. Which color is it?

Shutterstock
Advertisement
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.
Advertisement
0 of 0 correct
0 question streak

True or False: Asymmetrical faces are generally considered more attractive than faces that are perfectly symmetrical.

Shutterstock
Advertisement
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.
Advertisement
0 of 0 correct
0 question streak

True or False: People who attracted to one another will often mirror each other’s body language.

Pixabay
Advertisement
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.
Advertisement
0 of 0 correct
0 question streak

True or False: people are more likely to be attracted to people resembling their parents.

Shutterstock
Advertisement
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.
Advertisement
0 of 0 correct
0 question streak

The dark lines around a person’s iris (the color in your eye) are considered to be attractive. What are they called?

Pixabay
Advertisement
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.
Advertisement
0 of 0 correct
0 question streak

Which of these statements is FALSE?

Shutterstock
Advertisement
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.
Advertisement
0 of 0 correct
0 question streak

Online polls have shown that when looking for potential dates with women, a man’s primary concern is usually...

Pixabay
Advertisement
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.
Advertisement
0 of 0 correct
0 question streak

Online polls have shown that when looking for potential dates with men, a woman’s primary concern is usually...

Shutterstock
Advertisement
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.
Advertisement
0 of 0 correct
0 question streak

Other than humans, which mammals also have permanently swollen breasts?

Shutterstock
Advertisement
None of the available answers were corect. Humans are the only mammals that have permanently swollen breasts outside of lactation.
Advertisement
0 of 0 correct
0 question streak

According to evolutionary biologists, being an average-looking person may actually be beneficial. Why is that?

Pixabay
Advertisement
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.
Advertisement
0 of 0 correct
0 question streak

True or False: Studies show that “chill-inducing” music can arouse a person more than the touch of their partner.

Pixabay
Advertisement
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.
Advertisement
0 of 0 correct
0 question streak

True or False: taking birth control pills can change who a woman finds attractive.

Shutterstock
Advertisement
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.
Advertisement
0 of 0 correct
0 question streak

True or False: Attractive people tend to have higher paying jobs than unattractive people.

Shutterstock
Advertisement
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.
Advertisement
0 of 0 correct
0 question streak

True or False: Americans spend more on beauty care products than they do on education.

Shutterstock
Advertisement
It’s true!
Advertisement
0 of 0 correct
0 question streak

True or False: Studies have shown women perceive clean-shaven parents as potentially better parents than men with beards.

Pixabay
Advertisement
Studies have shown women perceive bearded men as more attractive, more responsible, and potentially better parents. Time to throw away those razors!
Advertisement
Advertisement
About This Quiz
Human attraction is influenced by the subconscious biological desire to reproduce. And since reproduction is such a difficult and lengthy process, we often look for the highest quality mate. Nearly every feature that we find attractive is a subtle indicator of the quality of a potential mate, especially their health and fertility. So how much do you know about this important and complicated topic? Time to find out...


Factinate Featured Logo Featured Article
43 Scandalous Facts About Edward VIII, The King Who Lost His Crown 43 Scandalous Facts About Edward VIII, The King Who Lost His Crown “I wanted to be an up-to-date king. But I didn't have much time.”—Edward VIII. For such a short-reigning king, Edward VIII of the United Kingdom left behind no shortage of controversy. First, there was the…
Factinate Featured Logo Featured Article
People Describe Creepy Imaginary Friends from Their Childhood People Describe Creepy Imaginary Friends from Their Childhood “I was a loner as a child. I had an imaginary friend—I didn't bother with him.”—George Carlin. Many adults had imaginary friends as children. At their best, these make-believe buddies were cute, helpful, and whimsical…


Dear reader,

Want to tell us to write facts on a topic? We’re always looking for your input! Please reach out to us to let us know what you’re interested in reading. Your suggestions can be as general or specific as you like, from “Life” to “Compact Cars and Trucks” to “A Subspecies of Capybara Called Hydrochoerus Isthmius.” We’ll get our writers on it because we want to create articles on the topics you’re interested in. Please submit feedback to contribute@factinate.com. Thanks for your time!

Do you question the accuracy of a fact you just read? At Factinate, we’re dedicated to getting things right. Our credibility is the turbo-charged engine of our success. We want our readers to trust us. Our editors are instructed to fact check thoroughly, including finding at least three references for each fact. However, despite our best efforts, we sometimes miss the mark. When we do, we depend on our loyal, helpful readers to point out how we can do better. Please let us know if a fact we’ve published is inaccurate (or even if you just suspect it’s inaccurate) by reaching out to us at contribute@factinate.com. Thanks for your help!

Warmest regards,

The Factinate team