Gazing Behavior During Mixed-Sex Interactions: Sex and Attractiveness Effects

  title={Gazing Behavior During Mixed-Sex Interactions: Sex and Attractiveness Effects},
  author={Ischa Straaten and Rob Holland and Catrin Finkenauer and Tom Hollenstein and Rutger C.M.E. Engels},
  journal={Archives of Sexual Behavior},
We investigated to what extent the length of people’s gazes during conversations with opposite-sex persons is affected by the physical attractiveness of the partner. Single participants (N = 115) conversed for 5 min with confederates who were rated either as low or high on physical attractiveness. From a mating strategy perspective, we hypothesized that men’s increased dating desire towards highly attractive confederates would lead to longer periods of gazing, whereas women’s gazing would be… Expand

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