Dating for parnets
University of Massachusetts psychologist Joan Kellerman asked 72 unacquainted undergrads to pair off and stare into each other's eyes for two minutes.
"They later reported they had increased feelings of passionate love and affection towards the other person," Scientific American reports.
"This suggests that long periods of eye contact can connect you to someone and even ignite feelings of love inside you for that person you have never previously met." If you literally "warm" your date up Yale psychologist John Bargh performed an experiment in which participants held warm or cold beverages and had to rate whether someone's personality was warm or cold.
Participants who held warm beverages judged the person to have a warm personality, because their minds were already primed to think that way.
The more facial hair a man had, the more masculine a woman perceived him to be — especially when she was in the fertile phase of her menstrual cycle.
Somewhere between the first few butterfly-inducing dates and the committed-for-life stage, there's the period of wondering if you're both on the same page about how serious you feel about a future together.
In an Australian experiment, researchers found that women consider faces with heavy stubble more attractive than heavy beards, light stubble, or clean-shaven faces.
Beyond attractiveness, researchers also found that facial hair affects perceived fertility as well.
But talking with your hands and standing in an open stance shows that you're available.If you take someone on a coffee date instead of an ice-cream date, they may feel more warmly toward you.In a University of Michigan experiment, women read vignettes about men.The women who went through facial procedures experienced a significant reduction in perceived age, and people rated them as much more attractive and healthy.The more treatments the women received, the more they were considered youthful, healthy, and attractive.
Then, participants were asked to rate their satisfaction with their dates.