Here’s look­ing at you

CLEO (Singapore) - - ADULTING -

Ac­cord­ing to a study pub­lished by the Univer­sity of Aberdeen in 2008, at­trac­tion isn’t just based on looks, but also “so­cial cues” – i.e., some­one’s ef­fort to show that they like the per­son. This can be com­mu­ni­cated in var­i­ous ways (in­clud­ing sim­ply telling them!), but the study high­lighted a sim­ple enough tech­nique – look­ing straight at the per­son you’re into and flash­ing a smile. “What we found was that the pref­er­ence for [a] face was much stronger when peo­ple were look­ing at them and smil­ing,” said psy­chol­o­gist Dr Ben Jones, one of the au­thors of the study.

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