BPS RESEARCH DIGEST: Mimicry improves women’s speed-dating success

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Further analysis showed that in the mimicry condition only, a woman’s perceived sexual attractiveness was linked to how much a partner subsequently wanted to share his contact information with her, even after factoring out the general influence of how well the man felt the date had gone. In other words, mimicry seemed to increase the influence of a woman’s sexual attractiveness.

“By using an experimental approach in a real context it was found that mimicry is associated with greater preference and liking for a female in a courtship situation,” Gueguen said. “This aspect [of mimicry] has never been examined previously”.

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