Male subjects were presented with identical information about a young woman who presented herself either in a short video-clip, per audio-trace, in a written text that was accompanied by a photo or by written text only.Afterwards, participants judged how confident they felt with the impression they have formed of the target person, how pronounced the impression was, and how much they would like to get in contact with that girl."I'm considered some sort of alternative option, even though I know I'm a majorly vibrant sexual being." Oof. "Typically one party in a relationship is seen as more attractive, either emotionally or physically," he explains.That made us wonder: Is this issue of different levels of perceived attractiveness something -famous people deal with in relationships? When you think about it, it would probably be really hard to find someone who is your absolute perfect match physically and emotionally, right?As expected, all three measures were significantly enhanced in the video as compared to the audio and the text-only condition, but they did not differ from the text-plus-photo condition.Thus, it seems that it was attractiveness information rather than media richness that enhanced desire for contact, confidence in, and clarity of the impression formed.But then there's still the question of what happens when one person is specifically perceived as way more attractive than the other by outsiders (or should we say haters who need to mind their own business).
When so many other people are vying for or interested in your partner, it can create the illusion of competition, even when there isn't really any.
"If you are a woman who really cares about her freedom, her rights, her sense of being an individual, it is confusing to go out with one of the most objectified people in the entire world," she told the entertainment site.