Results showed that people were twice as likely to say that they wanted to see their partners again when those partners moved their hands and arms, compared to when their partners sat still.For the same study, researchers set up profiles for men and women on a GPS-based dating app, showing them in both expansive and contractive postures.
Men, however, were less attracted to faces that looked similar to their current partner than women were. In one 2016 study, researchers observed men and women in speed-dating sessions.
This matched with other hormone-based instincts: Some women also preferred men with a strong jaw line when they were ovulating. Andrews psychologist David Perrett and his colleagues found that some people are attracted to folks with the same hair and eye color of their opposite-sex parents, as well as the age range they saw at birth.
"We found that women born to 'old' parents (over 30) were less impressed by youth, and more attracted to age cues in male faces than women with 'young' parents (under 30)," the authors wrote.
"Partners who are similar in broad dispositions, like personality, are more likely to feel the same way in their day-to-day lives," said Gian Gonzaga, lead author of a study of couples who met on e Harmony. • The adult: Does each person think the other is bright? University of Massachusetts psychologist Joan Kellerman asked 72 unacquainted undergrads to pair off and stare into each other's eyes for two minutes.
"This may make it easier for partners to understand each other." According to the work of Canadian psychologist Eric Berne, the best-matched couples vibe on three different levels. "They later reported they had increased feelings of passionate love and affection towards the other person," Scientific American reports.
In 2011, researchers conducted experiments on more than 1,000 people, showing them photographs of members of the opposite sex and asking them how attractive the people in the photos were.