How it all factors into true love is even more mysterious.But a short list of scientific rules for the game of love is emerging.
This was golden for a year or two until women started using it for ego gratification, creating accounts to get lots of virtual praise from guys who approve of their looks, with no intention of hooking up or ever dating.
To figure out how we pick mates, scientists have measured every shape and angle of the human face, studied the symmetry of dancers, crafted formulas from the measurements of Playboy models, and had both men and women rank attractiveness based on smelling armpit sweat.
After all this and more, the rules of attraction for the human species are still not clearly understood.
Some are as clearly defined as the prominent, feminine eyes of a supermodel or the desirable hips of a well-built man.
Other rules work at the subconscious level, motivating us to action for evolutionary reasons that are tucked inside clouds of infatuation.