A Scientifically Proven Way to Become Instantly More Attractive to Women


Ever wondered why men in relationships often seem more attractive?

Some theories suggest that evolution favors women who are drawn to other women’s partners.

However, a recent study provides a more nuanced understanding of this phenomenon.

The Science Behind Attraction

A study published in Scientific Reports has found that men receive an “attractiveness boost” when they are in a relationship.

Interestingly, this effect is not limited to people; it also applies to abstract works of art that have been positively rated by others.

Dr. Kate Cross from the University of St Andrews explains, “Women in our study found men’s faces more attractive if other women had given that face high ratings. But the same goes for pictures of abstract artworks.”

This suggests that humans generally tend to be influenced by the opinions of others, not just in choosing romantic partners.

The Concept of Mate-Choice Copying

The researchers explored the concept of “mate-choice copying.”

This phenomenon occurs when a potential partner is chosen by someone else, making them appear of higher quality.

This behavior is seen in various species, such as birds and fish, and helps females ensure they select the best possible partner for reproduction.

Although it has been argued that humans exhibit this behavior, it had not been directly investigated until now.

How the Study Was Conducted

The research team collected attractiveness ratings of pictures of men, men’s hands, and abstract art from heterosexual women.

Participants were informed about how other participants had voted both before and after providing their ratings.

This process was then repeated with lesbians and bisexual women to see if the results would differ based on sexual orientation.

Remarkably, the results remained consistent across all groups, highlighting that all women, regardless of who they are attracted to, tend to be influenced by the opinions of others.

This indicates that social influence plays a significant role in partner selection.

Social Influence on Partner Choice

Dr. Sally Street, an assistant professor at Durham University, added, “Social influence affects every area of our lives, including partner choice.”

However, there isn’t clear experimental evidence of a specialized mate-choice copying mechanism in humans.

Practical Takeaways

When it comes to judging how attractive a potential partner is, it seems beneficial to discuss it with friends or a group.

This social consultation mirrors the behavior seen in many species and underscores the impact of collective opinions on individual preferences.

To put it in relatable terms, think of the movie Mean Girls: “Well, I mean, you wouldn’t buy a skirt without asking your friends first if it looks good on you.”


In summary, the study provides valuable insights into how social influence shapes our perceptions of attractiveness.

While men do appear more attractive when they are in a relationship, this phenomenon is part of a broader tendency for humans to be swayed by others’ opinions, whether it’s about people or abstract art.

So, next time you’re unsure about someone’s attractiveness, remember that a second opinion from friends might just be the key.