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Painting by Sandro Botticelli "The Birth of Venus", 1484 - 1486
American scientists have found that men and women react differently to studio photographs of the opposite sex. For some, such pictures are more credible, while for others, less confidence. A detailed report will be presented at the end of May at the ICA annual conference in Puerto Rico, press release posted on EurekAlert.
Researchers at the University of Connecticut conducted an experiment involving 305 heterosexual men and women, aged 17 to 36. Participants were shown a randomly selected one of four photographs of the same person of the opposite sex. At the same time, some of the pictures were of an amateur level, and some were made with the participation of a makeup artist and a photographer in the studio. After showing the image, the volunteers were asked to rate how attractive and trustworthy the person was. It was also clarified whether the subject agreed to go on a date with such a person.
It turned out that men find the woman in studio photography more attractive than her regular photographs, but are less likely to trust her. The results of the survey of women were different. Female volunteers not only found the man in the studio photo more attractive, but also tended to have more trust in him.
Previous studies have shown that when registering with online dating services, people try to put the most beautiful photo in their profile, because they are sure that the chance of a successful acquaintance depends on this. Some, especially for a beautiful photo in the questionnaire, resort to the services of professional make-up artists, photographers and even plastic surgeons. The authors of the work note that the result of their research speaks for itself: everything is not so simple.