Psychology

Science of Beauty


Attractive people are paid more at work and get more dates after work but what is it that defines an attractive face from an ugly mug?

Research shows that the average male likes women with body of a 24.8 year old (no surprise really there) whereas women like different types of men depending on whether they are ovulating or not (they prefer more manly types for making babies and nicer guys with a personality for the rest of the month).

This article What Makes Us Attractive? by Dan Eden is a good primer on the geometry and psychology of beauty.