To Find Love, Show Some: Study
Social cues, flirting can cause feelings to bloom
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Sep 8, 2008 5:28 PM CDT
"What we found was that the preference for the attractive face was much stronger when people were judging those faces that were looking at them and smiling," the study's author said.   (KRT Photos)
camera-icon View 2 more images

(Newser) – Unrequited romantics can stop blaming facial symmetry and voice pitch for their woes: A new study suggests finding love might be as simple as declaring it, the Independent reports. Social cues such as eye contact, smiling, and verbal come-ons play an important role in beckoning Cupid, researchers concluded after showing hundreds of men and women flash cards of faces with different expressions.

"The preference for the attractive face was much stronger when people were judging those faces that were looking at them and smiling," the report's co-author says.