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Sure enough, people who took up a lot of space with their bodies were rated more attractive.
What's more, people who displayed open body language were rated higher on dominance, suggesting that postural expansiveness is attractive because it conveys a sense of power.
In the speed-dating experiment, experimenters filmed 144 speed dates, and reviewed them looking specifically at whether people sat still or waved their hands and arms a lot.
They asked each person to indicate how attractive they found their partner and whether they'd like to see their partner again.
So for example, if you’re someone who likes why not list a couple you’ve actually tried?
If your trusted person has told you how considerate you are, can you or they think of a time when you actually did something thoughtful for someone else?
As it turns out, when people were rated high on openness, they were likely to be rated high on dominance, too.
(One popular site helpfully has a list of pre-stated 'weaknesses' for you to choose from, including " - leading any potential dates to presumably question what “a little” means in the context of over-exuberance.
Will you embarrass them at a close friend’s funeral by gushing loudly over the floral arrangements, for example?
In the other set of profiles, the same men and women were pictured in expansive positions, like holding their arms upward in a "V" or reaching out to grab something.
Results showed that people in expansive postures were selected more often than those in contractive postures.