Happy Guys Finish Last: Women Prefer Serious Men

Photo by Jessica L. Tracy

Psst, guys! Wanna know the secret to getting girls? According to a new
study by University of British Columbia, you should ditch the happy face and opt for the brooding, serious look:

"While showing a happy face is considered essential to friendly social interactions, including those involving sexual attraction -- few studies have actually examined whether a smile is, in fact, attractive," says Prof. Jessica Tracy of UBC's Dept. of Psychology. "This study finds that men and women respond very differently to displays of emotion, including smiles."

In a series of studies, more than 1,000 adult participants rated the sexual attractiveness of hundreds of images of the opposite sex engaged in universal displays of happiness (broad smiles), pride (raised heads, puffed-up chests) and shame (lowered heads, averted eyes).

The study found that women were least attracted to smiling, happy men, preferring those who looked proud and powerful or moody and ashamed. In contrast, male participants were most sexually attracted to women who looked happy, and least attracted to women who appeared proud and confident.


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I read a study in Sciam Mind a few years ago that found that women were attracted to male ego, as in this study, when they were prowling for sexual attention. However, when women are in a relationship with a man they prefer humor and loyalty over assertiveness and pride. Additionally their focus on physical features shifts from muscularity and thick jaws to baby-faced men with low stature.

In this way, women can go on the hunt and bag a man that is great for the first few months but then becomes unworthy of trust and otherwise unsatisfactory. She can then ditch him and go back on the prowl for another egomaniacal playa she'll ditch in another 3 months when her hormones shift.
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If you really want to learn about this, study with the pickup artist gurus like David D, Mystery, Lance Mason and Neil Strauss.

Female Society's rules do not really permit them to answer any of these questions honestly, even if they could articulate their gut subconscious to a seemingly-neutral scientist.

You never go by what a woman Says; but by what she actually responds to.

And as far as brooding goes, there is a VERY fine line between brooding and anything that makes a girl feel creepy; it usually has to do with how good-looking you are and how well you present yourself externally.
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