Why Positive People Are Hot!

It seems obvious that moping around a bar is not a great way to pick up a cute guy or girl, but did you know that true happiness can not only make it easier to find someone for a first date, but can also increase your likelihood of finding and keeping a spouse? In 2001, L.A. Harker and Dacher Keltner took a look at some yearbook photos from the 1950s. The women in the photos who were smiling a “Duchenne” smile, a true smile with a wrinkle radiating from the eyes, were more likely to be married in middle age, and were more likely to be happy in that marriage. True happiness is attractive.

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Wanna learn more? Resource:
Harker, L. & Keltner, D. (2001). Expressions of positive emotion in women’s college yearbook pictures and their relationship to personality and life outcomes in adulthood. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 80, 112-124.