So a male in the company of a more attractive female, will appear more attractive, but the same effect will not apply for a female appearing with a more attractive male.Furthermore, a male pictured in the company of other females is sometimes considered to be ‘pre-approved’ and therefore desirable and attractive.
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Some of these postures are open body movements (arms open and not folded, legs apart and not together), space maximisation movements (dominating social space and taking up space close by), and engaging in non reciprocated touches with other males (touching, but not being touched back).
Males who adopt such postures and demonstrate dominance in online dating pictures should therefore be perceived as more attractive by females. Emphasise your creative side Gueguen, Meineri & Fischer-Lokou (2014) carried out a study where males simply walked around a town talking to females and asking for their phone numbers.
In an online dating context therefore, a male’s profile picture where he is pictured accompanied by a slightly more attractive female should enhance his chances, by making him appear more attractive. Adopt a certain posture The way in which we move has an affect on how attractive people find us, and while it may be difficult to illustrate movement in static profile pictures on dating sites, we can however display certain postures and gestures which may enhance our levels of attractiveness.
Grammer, Renninger, & Fischer (2004) identified several male postures which illustrate dominance and social status, and therefore can increase attractiveness.