For some people, having a pretty face is like having a winning lottery ticket you can cash again and again.
Research tells us people who are perceived to be attractive aren’t only more likely to have better jobs and make more money. They’re thought of as having more positive personality attributions too.
If they commit a crime, they may be viewed less harshly and may even have bail set at a lower amount.
Standards of beauty can of course change depending on the era and the culture or the person. After all, there is the phrase, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” for a reason. But it is also true that some people’s appearance is so physically attractive to others, they can benefit from it.
So, can you find what genetically makes a person attractive?
Right now, scientists understand very little about what makes a person attractive — at least when it comes to their genes.
But a new study from researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has uncovered some of the genetics behind beauty.