The More Attractive a Man Thinks He is, The More Desirable He Thinks He is

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The More Attractive a Man Thinks He is, The More Desirable He Thinks He is

C. Price C. Price • 9/25/14

How does confidence affect a man’s dating life compared to appearance?

A study by the University of Texas at Austin found the more attractive a man thinks he is, the more women he thinks want to sleep with him, regardless of whether he actually looks as good as he thinks.

Conversely, women seem to have a better sense of their looks. Researchers found attractive women knew they were attractive and less attractive women knew they were less attractive.

 

“The more attractive a man thinks he is, the

more women he thinks want to sleep with him.”

In the study, researchers focused on what is called “misperception of sexual interest” and looked at the ways men perceived both their own attractiveness and their desirability to women.

The study recruited 96 men and 103 women, all of whom:

  • Rated their own attractiveness
  • Rated the opposite-sex participants’ attractiveness
  • Reported which opposite-sex participants wanted to sleep with them

Researchers discovered unattractive men often think they’re more attractive and more desirable than women consider them to be. However, attractive men often think they’re less attractive and less desirable.

Interestingly enough, the more attractive a woman is, the more likely a man thinks she wants to sleep with him.

Source: UTexas.edu. Photo source: photobucket.com.