It seems like every day a new study comes out demonstrating why you should take pride in your smile and do so often. Today is no different! While in media the “bad boy” is often portrayed as the one who gets all the ladies, according to a recent study it seems that perhaps the guy who visits his dentist in Gilbert, AZ often and isn’t afraid to smile may be the one that’s better off. According to a study in the journal Evolutionary Psychology, men who smile are more attractive to heterosexual women when it comes to long-term relationships because they come off as more trustworthy.
Don’t think you’re out of the woods ladies, another study in Emotion has also shown that men found women more attractive when they smiled as well. (And strangely enough, the least attractive when they seemed confident or proud.)
It is believed by many evolutionary psychologists that women judge a man’s attractiveness differently depending on whether they are looking for a short-term or long-term partner. This study seems to back up that claim. At the end of the study conducted by the University of Oslo and Sunshu University in Japan, the results showed that photos of men who were smiling were more likely to be chosen as potential long-term mates by women, while it smiling made no difference when it came to the possibility of a short-term relationship.
So if you’re trying to find that someone special to settle down with contact your dentist in Gilbert, AZ, Lifetime Family Dental. We’ll make sure your teeth are healthy and looking nice and trustworthy!
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