Boards ie online dating thread
After all, anyone – and I’m including myself in this – who’s played the Platonic Best Friend Backdoor Gambit has their tale of woe for being trapped “in the Friend Zone”.
Nice Guysit enhances the dominant emotion someone feels for you.
In a related study of approximately 350 heterosexual individuals, we collected these same measures in networks of opposite-sex friends, acquaintances and partners.
Among these well-acquainted individuals, consensus on measures of mate value was nearly zero. So why is it that people who may not necessarily push our buttons right off the bat become much more attractive to us? This is because of a psychological quirk that marketers have long exploited: the Exposure Effect.
– stir certain instincts in us all but attractive people also benefit from the halo effect.
Some, like financial success or social status, help ensure that any child will be raised successfully to adulthood.
Others, like physical attractiveness and athleticism, are inheritable traits that help assure the child’s own reproductive success.
Except science has shown that this isn’t strictly true.
In fact, UT Austin researchers Paul Eastwick and Lucy Hunt have found that it’s In their paper, Eastwick and Hunt point out that in general, people tend to form a relatively uniform consensus1 about somebody’s appeal fairly quickly.