The Science of Getting a Second Look

The MIT minds behind the internet dating site OkCupid put their fancy diplomas to use analyzing trends in user interactions on their blog OkTrends.  Their findings are often surprising and their latest article is no exception.  Titled, “The Mathematics of Beauty,” the article proceeds to break down exactly why women of similar perceived attractiveness received disparate amounts of messages. And this is way beyond all that facial symmetry stuff we’ve heard about so many times before.  A hint?  Ladies, you’re better off if someone finds you “ugly” than “cute.”  No lie.  Read on.

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