BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Researchers from the Royal Hollway, London, discovered that staying with unattractive friends make you look better. The new study shows that people judge how beautiful you are by looking at those in your surroundings. So if you want to stand out or get someone pay attention to you, the best option is to go out with a less attractive friend.
Researchers asked participants to rate different pictures of faces. After that, they were placed alongside two pictures and one of them was of a less attractive person. They discovered that the presence of an uglier face really made a difference. For example, a girl could have been rated with 6 out of 10 at first. However, when a participant looked at her photo in comparison to a less attractive face, she was rated with 8 out of 10.
People care a lot about their looks these days. Women spend thousands of dollars on makeup products, clothes and anything that could make them look more beautiful. It is not a surprise that hanging out with unattractive friends will make you more interesting to some people. However, we can not predict if this will make a person like us or not because every individual has another definition of what “beautiful” means. This means that some people will think you are the less attractive person in the group, while others may think of you as being “the beautiful one.”
What is really interesting is that even our society is obsessed with beauty, we still do not know how we measure this concept. Until this study, people thought that a person’s level of beauty is steady. However, it seems that even hanging out with certain people can help you be more attractive.
While some think is all about the looks, there are others who focus more on the personality. Looks are as important as we want them to be.
Having a different personality, being kind to others and having fun can make you look more beautiful than any other makeup product. There are those people who make you feel good around them and spread joy no matter where they go. There are so many definitions of beauty that is hard to say that a person is not attractive to anyone. The truth is that you do not need unattractive friends, you just have to be confident.
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