Turns out that ‘turning your swagger on,’ may actually work (at least if you’re male).
According to a new study published by the University of British Columbia (UBC), women participants found male subjects less attractive when they smiled, as compared to when they adopted swagger or brooding like poses.
The researchers suggested that males who smiled were perceived to be too feminine or appeared more desperate for sex.
In contrast, male participants found women subjects more attractive when they smiled and least attractive when they displayed actions that would suggest they were proud or confident.
Jessica Tracy’s study, examined 1,084 heterosexual, male and female, undergraduate student participants at UBC. The researchers suggest that this is the first study that would suggest that men are judged ‘less attractive’ when they appear ‘happy.’
Perhaps women are attracted to bad boys?
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