His team of researchers analyzed data from the Harvard Study of Health and Life Quality -- a national study following 191 men and women between the ages of 25 and 75 over time -- and found that "even accounting for intelligence, a person's feeling of self-worth is enhanced by how attractive they are and this, in turn, results in higher pay."But it's also been noted that while confidence is a sought-after and sexually desirable trait in men, it's less appreciated in women, at least according to research results published in the May 2011 issue of .
The study, involving 1,041 subjects, examined the relative desirability of three traits: happiness, pride and shame, and found that while confidence was judged to be the most desired trait in men by women, it was one of the least desired trait in women as judged by men.
It's always tempting when you're creating an online dating profile to use a photo that makes you seem ever-so-slightly hotter than you are in real life.
But if you are a man, that photo may not matter so much: a new study suggests that women can pretty accurately gauge a man's level of attractiveness based solely on how he describes himself.
The paediatrician from Bedford, reactivated her profile on in February, after coming out of a long term relationship. I was shocked and surprised when I found out my profile is the most popular.
She received so many messages she'd spend up to an hour every day replying to them all. "I joined because I was alone and I didn't meet people through my job.
The doctor signed up for online dating in February and was bombarded with more than 2,000 messages from men looking for love - more than anyone else in the UK.
Psychologist and Villanova University Associate Professor Rebecca J.Brand asked 50 women to judge 100 online dating profiles for men between the ages of 22 and 25 from an online dating site. The women were shown the men's photos and written profiles separately, then asked to judge the profile's author or the man in the photo on traits like confidence, sense of humor, masculinity and overall attractiveness.