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How to Smize - wikiHow
The perfect technique to avoid looking bad in photos
attractiveness  self-improvement  smize  smile  wikihow 
november 2017 by cd
What men REALLY want is a brown-haired, blue-eyed size 14 woman | Daily Mail Online
33.1% of 2000 men polled by Badoo said they find brown hair the most attractive, 229.5% blonde, 28.6% - black, 8.8% red.

38.8% of guys looked for an 'average' dress size of 12 to 14 in their perfect woman, with only 10% looking for a size 6 to 8. Only 4.2% looked for size 18+. Only the French prefer skinny women.

40.2% prefer blue eyes, 29.2% blue, 17.5% green, 13.1% hazel

"Magazines are full of skinny blonde models, so it is nice to see that in reality guys prefer the girl next door look."
women  physique  attractiveness  men  preferences  eye  hair  color  dress  size 
august 2017 by dandv
you can’t fake it – Freddie deBoer – Medium
> Go to a feminist academic conference where everyone has read, absorbed, and agreed with intellectual rejections of judgments of physical attractiveness. I promise you that most everyone in that space will nonetheless undertake an unchosen and immediate mental accounting of the relative physical attractiveness of most everyone in the room. They won’t voice it, thank god, and they’ll work to minimize its impact on the way they interact with each other, and that’s what matters. And they’ll have different individual sense of who is more attractive than who, and thank god for all of us. But nobody won’t notice who’s hotter than who. I’m just trying to be real with you here.
There’s been an admirable expansion lately in what kind of looks are considered hot, and every kind of person has someone who finds them attractive. But still, hot people exist, and science says they reap the benefits.
Trust me: none of this is an endorsement. All of it sucks. I agree 100% with the critique of these things. I just find the critique totally toothless when it comes to the persistence and power of this social phenomenon.
academia  freddie_deboer  attractiveness  evolution  2017  trends 
june 2017 by porejide
Beauty and Salary: How Does Employee Attractiveness Affect Lifetime Pay? [infographic]
Attractive workers earn 10-15% more than their unattractive coworkers and have a 10% higher chance of getting called back for job interviews.

Women wearing makeup are perceived as more competent and trustworthy. Slimmer women earn more: $62k if 70lbs under average, vs. $40k for average weight, and $21k for 70lbs over average. For men, it's reversed.

Every extra inch of height as a teen equals 2.7% higher wage as an adult. Two 6.0" adults at 25 earn $52k vs. $40k for the teen who was 5'1" at age 15. Lifetime average salary lifetime is $78k if you were 6ft tall at age 15, vs. $50k if you were 5'1" tall.
beauty  attractiveness  height  wage  salary  bias 
june 2017 by dandv
Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me A Spreadsheet | FiveThirtyEight
The crowd lost it — groans, hoots, hollers, total, uproarious laughter. It was enough to make me wonder why Louis CK doesn’t use Excel charts in his stand-up. Rudder, who has a kind of self-effacing charisma (“This segues to the next point on my shitty piece of paper here”) stammered for a bit and smiled. “It is kind of terrible.”
aging  attractiveness  attraction  biology  sex 
june 2017 by imaginaryfriend
If No One Else Is Around, How Attractive Are You?
Tovee et al (2016) were interested in finding out whether judging bodies among a large array of other bodies might influence the judgments on any individual body's attractiveness. The goal here was to find out whether people's bodies have an attractiveness value independent of the range of bodies they happen to be around, or whether attractiveness judgments are made in relation to immediate circumstances. To put that another way, if you're a "5-out-of-10" on your own, might standing next to a three (or several threes) make you look more like a six? This is a matter of clear empirical importance as, when studies of this nature are conducted, it is fairly common for participants to be rating a large number of targets for attractiveness one after the other. If attractiveness judgments are, in some sense, corrupted from previous images there are implications for both past and future research that make use of such methods...

Turning to the results, there was a very strong correspondence between male and female judgments of attractiveness (r = .95) as well as within sex agreement (Cronbach's alphas of 0.89 and 0.95). People tended to agree that as BMI and WHR increased, the women's bodies became less attractive (at least within the range of values examined; the results might look different if women with very low BMIs were examined). As it turns out, however, there were no appreciable differences when comparing the within- and between-groups attractiveness ratings. When people were making judgments of just a single picture, they delivered similar judgments to those presented with many bodies. The authors conclude that perceptions of attractiveness appear to be generated by (metaphorically) consulting an internal reference template, rather than such judgments being influenced by the range of available bodies.
psychology  psychology  today  sexual  attration  attractiveness  cheerleader  effect 
january 2017 by thegrandnarrative
Natural selection in our species during the last two millennia « Why Evolution Is True
Really interesting chart on which traits have been selected for over the past two thousand years. + Height, + infant head circumference, - type two diabetes symptoms (glucose intolerance), - male BMI, + female hip size,
diet  genetics  attractiveness  height  evolution 
november 2016 by porejide
Stop calling women brave for not wearing makeup
Before I go any further, I should be upfront about something: I am exactly the kind of woman you’d expect to be a #nomakeup fan. Makeup has never been a part of my regular routine; when I do wear it, it’s usually to feel dressed up and fancy, and even then I mostly limit myself to eyeliner and lipstick. Virtually all the selfies I’ve posted online—in over a decade of putting my image on the internet—have technically been #nomakeup ones.

Yet my willingness to “dare” to go barefaced doesn’t feel like bravery, or give me some smug sense of superiority over my friends for whom makeup is a daily ritual. Because I’m deeply aware that my comfort with my natural face is as much about luck as it is about confidence. I was fortunate enough to be born with clear skin. I have long dark eyelashes, high cheekbones, and for some bizarre reason my eyelids are a few shades darker than the rest of my skin. And as a 33-year-old woman with no kids, I’m young enough not to worry about fine lines and dark
make  up  nomakeup  cosmetics  attractiveness  female  attractiveness 
august 2016 by thegrandnarrative
The real reason that so many women have to spend so much time getting ready - The Washington Post
Research suggested that grooming – practices such as applying makeup and styling hair and clothing -- was actually what accounted for nearly all of the salary differences for women of varying attractiveness. For men, grooming didn’t make as much of a difference.
blogwidget  beauty  attractiveness  women  job  jobs  workplace  gender  pay  salary 
may 2016 by jennettefulda

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