When a study was conducted on 66 heterosexual couples, the results showed interesting details. During ovulation, the women admitted to being less attracted to their men who had less masculine features. It seems that women are more attracted to “manly” men during ovulation. Just don’t go asking women about their menstrual cycle anytime soon.
As if wrinkles weren’t already problematic, it seems that there is another downside to having wrinkles on our face. A study suggests that wrinkles can indicate heart problems. In fact, women who had a lower risk of heart disease were said to look two years younger than their actual age compared to those who had a higher risk.
Scientists who were studying finger lengths of their patients found that men who had index fingers the same length or longer than their ring finger were more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer. One-third as likely in fact. The study was done on 1,500 patients who were diagnosed with prostate cancer.
In one study, scientists found that a shorter index-finger-to-ring-finger ratio was linked to a longer stretched penis. The study was done on 144 Korean men aged 20 and older. You might want to keep your fingers in your jeans for your next date, just in case.
Apparently, if you are good looking, then people will automatically associate you with positive traits. This is due to what social psychologists define as "the halo effect." What happens is that our general impression of someone is determined by their looks, so if someone is attractive we assume they also have good traits.
If you needed a new reason to buy another red lipstick, now you have one. French psychologists have found that waitresses with red lipstick were tipped by 50 percent of men. According to researchers, it seems that the color red is associated with higher levels of arousal.
Through a study conducted by a group of researchers, it has been suggested that men with wider faces and large cheekbones tend to be more aggressive. The study suggested that often, men with this kind of facial feature had higher testosterone levels too. Let’s hope there are no pacifists out there with the mother of all cheekbones plastered on their face.
8. Your Height Can Indicate Your Leadership Abilities
It seems that your height can determine your leadership abilities in the eyes of those around you. A study conducted by psychologists, computer scientists and neuroscientists has shown that we tend to associate people who are taller with being better leaders. This could explain why Napoleon was always made fun of by his enemies for being short, even though he really wasn’t.
9. People Will Guess How Strong You Are From The Shape Of Your Face
If you have a broad face then you can rejoice. A study by a group of scientists has shown that we tend to rate people’s strength by their facial structure. From the study, those with a broader face were seen as being stronger.
A slumped posture will not lead to memorable first impressions. During her Ted Talk, social psychologist Amy Cuddy spoke about the importance of good posture even when we don’t feel confident. It seems that opening our shoulders and standing up straight will have us come across as more open and confident, even if we are unsure of ourselves.
…and, it seems, our health issues too. Doctors can spot a condition we might be suffering from just by looking at our eyes. Diabetes can lead to red spots in our retina for instance and itchy, swollen eyes is often an indicator of an allergy.
You might want practice smiling more often and having a softer facial expression. Although it’s still unclear why, some people come off looking untrustworthy in the eyes of others and these people can experience life-altering consequences. Researchers have found that people who were perceived as untrustworthy were more likely to be perceived as criminals.