After each date, the participants stated whether they would like to meet their date again, with a simple "yes" or "no." They also rated their date on a 10-point scale for intelligence and physical attractiveness.
The researchers analyzed their data using a technique called logistic regression.
Some couples share similar backgrounds, or like the same kinds of books, movies, art, or food.
Others are compatible intellectually and/or emotionally, or work together on projects they find fulfilling.
If an unattractive man was , he still stood a chance of being marked a yes.
The analysis also revealed how women trade off the two traits against one another.
The reasons why two people get along and make good romantic partners are as varied as humans are.Or he may have difficulty with intimacy or some other issue she could have no way of knowing about. She wanted to know if she had done something to drive him away.As she went over their conversation in her mind, she realized there was one thing that stood out—though she did not want to believe it.Unsurprisingly, he found that handsome men were more likely to be chosen for a date than less handsome men.But women didn’t shoot down every unattractive man.After all, it's not an uncommon occurrence to see a tall handsome man enter the room with a woman on his arm who is rather plain in contrast to her companion.