11 Unexpected Facts About Attraction
From the subtle to the surprising: What science tells us about the forces that draw you to others—and them to you.
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Your Body Said Something Irresistible
In an hour at a singles bar, average-looking women could be approached by up to four men
, found Monica Moore in her study at the University of Missouri. What were these sirens doing? Making more than 35 body language gestures—smiles with eyebrows raised, short, darting glances, arm flexes, hair flicks, neck caresses, and other "displays." Meanwhile, Moore found that a beauty who sits there doing nothing is unlikely to be approached at all. Only when a woman’s body language expresses some interest do men feel comfortable making a move.