No, you don’t have to pick flower petals off just to tell if a person loves you – or loves you not. Thanks to a recent study, we now know there’s actually a more scientific approach that allows you to determine if an individual is attracted to you.
Officially published in the Psychological Bulletin journal, a new research is now being considered as “most comprehensive analysis ever” on the subject of confirming attraction.
Yes, there are several indicators of attraction, according to science.
In an IFLScience feature, we learn that researchers took the time to study “over 50 different empirical studies that focused on attraction and non-verbal behaviors” while also considering “variations between different cultures around the world.”.
Lead researcher and University of Dayton associate professor R Matthew Montoya explained:
“There is a specific suite of behaviors associated with liking, and this same set of behaviors can be found in cultures from around the world.”
The study further tells us that “making eye contact, smiling, initiating conversation, laughing and maintaining physical proximity were related to liking across cultures.”
Meanwhile, “mimicking behaviors and head nodding” were the common indicators when it comes to Western cultures.
The study’s results actually go far beyond dating.
“Whether we engage in these behaviors has little or nothing to do with romantic desires. These behaviors apply when doctors interact with their patients, parents interact with their kids, or when salespeople talk to their customers.”
The behaviors aren’t only for attraction but also for developing trust with others.
“When we like someone, we act in ways to get them to trust us. From this perspective, we engage in these behaviors to increase the degree of overlap, interdependence, and commitment to an agreement.”
Along with Montoya, the study was authored by Christine Kershaw, doctoral candidate at the University of Alberta, and Julie L. Prosser, doctoral candidate at Colorado State University.
Japanese Train Company Apologizes After Train Leaves 25 Seconds Earlier Than Schedule
The company said the mistake was “inexcusable.”
If you frequently ride the train, chances are you’ve gotten used to delays, noise, and all other inconveniences. Overcrowded trains? You’ve probably endured that, too, just so you can commute from place to place without spending much.
As it appears, people in Japan aren’t experiencing the same hassles that we encounter everyday – especially that thing about delays. This has been proven by a recent news report where a railyway company issued a public apology after one of their trains left 25 seconds earlier than schedule.
Yes, folks, you read that right – the train company apologized for leaving a few seconds too early.
Woman’s Unique “Baby Gender Reveal” Photo Shoot Is The Best Thing EVER!
Now that’s a plot twist no one saw coming!
Baby gender reveal announcements are always exciting – and this woman may have probably come up with the most creative one ever. In fact, everyone Joy Stone’s photo shoot and it eventually went viral on social media.
What makes this ‘gender reveal’ special, you ask? Well you need to check out the adorable images below.
Joy Stone contacted her photographer friend Carlye Allen for a ‘baby reveal’ photo shoot.
Old Woman’s Life Saved By ‘Words With Friends’ Game App
Thanks to the game, this woman is still alive!
While Words With Friends is definitely one great game to kill time, a family in California considers it as more than just a form of entertainment but also as a way to keep the mind active. More than that, the family claims that if not for the game, they would have already lost a loved one.
The family of a 90-year old mother from Northern California, Miyoko Saiki, is grateful for Words With Friends for saving her life. As the family’s matriarch has been addicted to the word app game for the past few years, usually playing it with her children, her son could not help but wonder why she was not able to make her move in the game one morning.
After all, Saiki usually starts the game early in the morning, just before her son Ken leaves for work at 7 in the morning....