Looking For A Date Often Involves Familiar Faces

by Jon Henshaw

New research from the University of Liverpool suggests that when people look for a potential partner, they’re usually drawn towards people who have familiar looking faces.

The research team found that people find familiar faces more attractive than unfamiliar ones. They also found that the human brain holds separate images of both male and female faces and reacts to them differently depending on how familiar it is with their facial features.

The research team plans further research to determine why the brain makes a link between familiarity and attractiveness. They currently believe that certain familiar facial features send a message of safety and approachability - both of which are desirable traits.

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This entry was posted on Thursday, September 1st, 2005 at 5:24 am and is filed under Relationships, Dating. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

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