Saturday, July 02, 2016
Research shows women go for men who have female friends
Women are more attracted to men who surround themselves with other attractive women, a study found. Their presence gives men a 'halo effect' which confirms he is suitably dating material, and they need look no further.
The effect – known as 'mate choice copying' in the animal kingdom – is so strong that in America so-called 'wing women' can be hired to enhance a man's appeal in bars and at clubs.
The study, led by psychologist Dr Sarah Hill of Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, found: 'Women find men more desirable when they appear to be desired by other women. 'Women use the presence of a man's mate as a cue to his own quality. 'Females observe a romantic or sexual interaction between a male and another female - a model female - and preferentially choose that male as a mate.'