And as if that were not enough, beautiful people live easier lives — from the nurse who gives more attention to the pretty baby, the schoolteacher who is more likely to blame the ugly kids to the salary negotiations where beauty often results in a bigger paycheck. From a biological perspective it has become clear in recent years that beauty is not a fleeting phenomenon which, like fashion, changes with time and across cultures. Rather, behind all this beauty lies a biological signal that informs the surroundings of how healthy we are. The face appears to be particularly important as a signalling device.
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Researchers discover why beautiful women go for ugly men
The actor is 56 and the model is Actor Al Pacino spent his 77th birthday with his year-old girlfriend, actress Lucila Sola, in Mexico. The year age difference hasn't stopped this unlikely duo from pairing up.
Average-looking men become more alluring when women sense the man has an imaginative spark, it found. Indeed, one experiment suggests that less attractive women even worsen their mating chances if they show mental zing. Watkins first recruited a batch of volunteers who looked at pictures of men and women, rating each on the basis of their physical looks alone. In a second test, head shots were linked with an everyday object — a tyre — and a text describing an alternative use for it. Half of these descriptions were inventive, others less so.