In another study that statistically proves what some have called blinding glimpses of the obvious, researchers Lisa Klumper and Sascha Schwarz have just published a work in the journal Evolutionary Psychological Science showing that we’re biased toward attractive people.
Whether they be attractive in general or sexually attractive, both men and women are less disturbed when such people make sexual advances than we when advances are made by less attractive people.
Could it be that we’re flattered, if not interested, particularly if we perceive those people as a step or two above us on the attractive scale?
In another piece of research that seems obvious, the authors also report that, in general, men aren’t nearly as bothered as women by sexual advances.
One piece of the research was of note, the authors found that the further up the socioeconomic scale people go, the less they are bothered by such advances.