If you find yourself ‘liking’ more people online than you do in the real world, there might be a reason. .
According to a BBC article, it has to do with the speed with which you click through your options.
Researchers have found that when we catch a glimpse of someone, we are more likely to find them attractive than if we look at them for a longer period of time. *INTERESTING🤔
That could explain why you find more people attractive on dating apps than in real life. .
Because by quickly swiping the brain doesn’t have time to fully digest all the information in such a short time, so it brings its assumptions to the table like #hot #next #futurehubby
. . “Dating apps have the same pressure as evolution: it’s better to quickly swipe right, see if there’s a match, and then reconfirm your attraction, rather than swipe left and make a mistake. .
We’ve all heard stories of the perfect partner someone accidentally swiped left too fast on,”.
This phenomenon happens because whenever we see something, we aren’t just ‘seeing’ it – we’re attaching a judgment about its value.
. “If you accidentally think that someone is more attractive than they really are, all you need is a second glance to correct your mistake,” says David Eagleman, a Stanford University neuroscientist and the study’s co-author. “But if you accidentally undervalue their attractiveness, that might result in missing a potential mate.”
So maybe take a second and third look before swiping next time. .
And appreciate the beautiful aspects of real-life faces more, before judging #next
Remember the difference between online-"hotties" and real-life people with some 'flaws' lies in 16 applied filters and 89 selfies later before uploading a pic. #foodforthought