Attractive people online dating
His team of researchers analyzed data from the Harvard Study of Health and Life Quality -- a national study following 191 men and women between the ages of 25 and 75 over time -- and found that "even accounting for intelligence, a person's feeling of self-worth is enhanced by how attractive they are and this, in turn, results in higher pay." But it's also been noted that while confidence is a sought-after and sexually desirable trait in men, it's less appreciated in women, at least according to research results published in the May 2011 issue of .
The study, involving 1,041 subjects, examined the relative desirability of three traits: happiness, pride and shame, and found that while confidence was judged to be the most desired trait in men by women, it was one of the least desired trait in women as judged by men.
If they deceive in their profiles it is probably not because they evaluate themselves as being less attractive, and feel the need to compensate for that fact, but because they accurately assess that they need to do that in order to attract the attention of men who prefer to spend their time chatting online with women who could be their daughters.
This raises a more general issue and that is the underlying assumption that men and women are good at assessing their place on the market in terms of physical attractiveness.
Women appeared to used this form of deception more than did men.I have said this before, but I always think that researchers need to control for how long a person has been trying to find a mate online.It seems likely that if you post your profile, and then have no success, you will eventually want to go back and tweak your profile in order to be captured in more searches.I am not sure why the researchers didn’t control for age in their regressions.If they had, they might have found not that less attractive people were more deceptive, but that older people were more deceptive.