Are you looking for your future wife and partner in crime? Not sure why you can’t catch the eye of that special lady? Maybe try showing off that nice smile you keep so pristine with the help of Prescott Dentistry! The brooding, stoic look might work for a couple dates, but a study out of Senshu University in Oslo, Japan, found that women prefer men who smile often when it comes to choosing long-term partners.
The study, published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology, indicated that women who were seeking a long-term relationship found men who smiled more attractive and more trustworthy than those with a neutral expression. Those women not seeking a long term relationship did not find the smiling men more attractive. According to the study, women found men who were smiling to be more trustworthy and men who were neutral were seen as more masculine.
Researchers believe this distinction may be due to the fact that marriage and long-term relationships often involve parenting where long-term cooperation is necessary. More trustworthy appearing men are likely seen as more likely to take part in this long-term cooperation.
It can’t hurt to make that special someone show her teeth with a nice laugh either! An earlier study from the same publication found that the more men attempt to be funny and cause a woman to laugh, the higher the likelihood of her being interested in dating.
Want to make sure your smile is in the best condition when you’re out there looking for that special someone? Don’t forget your biannual dental visits and contact the team at Prescott Dentistry for any cosmetic dentistry needs you have in the meantime!
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