Physical attractiveness and communication in dating
This study also found that the narrative self-descriptive sections of the profiles played a key role in attractiveness, but the fixed choice sections of the profiles (where users have to pick from a specific set of descriptors, i.e., “Have children now,” “Want children someday,” “Don’t want children,” smoker/non-smoker, etc.) only minimally affected attractiveness ratings.However, these fixed choice descriptors allow users to triage by easily weeding out those who don’t meet their dealbreaker criteria for a partner (Fiore et al., 2008).For some people, the they perform that work, is what matters most -- not the job. If you desperately need engineering skills, you might decide to live with a diva-like engineering superstar.
But, with a particularly compatible partner, more information led to more liking.Men were considered more attractive when they looked genuine, extraverted, and feminine, but not overly warm or kind.(Although feminine male photos were seen as attractive, whole male profiles were rated more attractive when they seemed more masculine, a perplexing result worthy of more study.) Women were deemed more attractive when they looked feminine, high in self-esteem, and not selfish.(That's why, if you're ever in doubt, hire for attitude. but it's almost impossible to train attitude.) Of course finding out if a candidate lacks interpersonal skills and attitude takes time.You can't just look at credentials and experiences.