For two and one half hours and then took a brief

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for two and one-half hours and then took a brief intermission to evaluate their dates The more attractive a woman was the more the man liked her and wanted to date her again The more attractive a man was the more the woman liked him and wanted to date him again We can form durable impressions of others based on seconds- long “thin slices” of their social behavior (Ambady & others, 2000) In speed-dating research (Eastwick & Finkel, 2008) Men more than women presumed the importance of a potential date’s physical attractiveness In reality A prospect’s attractiveness was similarly important to both men and women Looks influence voting (Todorov & others, 2005) Showed students photographs of the two major candidates Based on looks alone Students correctly guessed the sinners (by preferring competent-looking over more baby- faced candidates) Gender also mattered (Chiao & others, 2008) o The matching phenomenon Tendency for men and women to choose as partners those who are a good match in attractiveness and other traits Murstein and others (1986) Pair off with people who are about as attractive as they are Found a strong correspondence between the rated attractiveness of husbands and wives and dating partners (Feingold, 1988; Montoya, 2008) People tend to select as friends, and especially to marry, those who are a good match Not only to their level of intelligence But also to their level of attractiveness When choosing whom to approach Knowing the other is free to say yes or no People often approach someone whose attractiveness roughly matches (or not too greatly exceeds) their own Seek out someone who seems desirable But are mindful of the limits of their own desirability
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Good physical matches may be conducive to good relationships (White, 1980) Dating couples who were most similar in physical attractiveness were most likely to have fallen more deeply in love nine months later Less attractive person often has compensating qualities Exhibit the exchange of assets Men typically offer wealth or status and seek youth and attractiveness Women do the reverse Given the combination of self-serving bias and strategic self- presentation Repeated exposure of one’s own face Can expect most people to report positive self-images o The physical-attractiveness stereotype Presumption that physically attractive people possess other socially desirable traits as well What is beautiful is good Culture differences Western cultures (high in individualism) Attribute potency to physically attractive people (assertive and dominant) Eastern cultures (high in collectivism and group harmony) Attribute high concern for others and integrity to attractive people Attractiveness effect does not spring entirely from sexual attractiveness When they used a makeup artist to give an otherwise attractive accomplice an apparently scarred, bruised or
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