But when Ariely provided an ugly version of Tom in the photo lineup, suddenly Tom was rated as more attractive.
When the lineup included “ugly Jerry,” Jerry was the favored one. If you have a friend who looks similar to you but less attractive, take some photos next time you’re together with him.
For men in their 30s and above, consider using a “dress up” shot.
Many women looking for a mature, established man want to know you can hang at a company event or cocktail party.
The technical term for this is “thin slicing,” and everyone does it in just about any social situation.