Dog owners are more attractive. Nov 2013

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Summary: <p>This month, we take a leisurely perambulation through the science of attraction, and discover how our relationship status can affect how we walk. We also investigate how pet ownership influences attractiveness, and tackle a controversial question: do women act easy as a tactic to snare men?<br> </p><p><audio><br> </audio><br> </p><p><a href="">Download the MP3</a><br> </p><p><b>Rate me!</b><br> Rate, review, or listen <a href="">in iTunes</a> or <a href=";refid=stpr">in Stitcher.</a><br> </p><img src=""><br> <p><i>New research shows that dog owners are more attractive, especially for long term relationships. <a href=""></a></i><br> </p><p><b>The articles covered in the show:</b><br> </p><p>Tifferet, S., Kruger, D. J., Bar-Lev, O., &amp; Zeller, S. (2013). Dog ownership increases attractiveness and attenuates perceptions of short-term mating strategy in cad-like men. <span style="font-style: italic;">Journal of Evolutionary Psychology, 11</span>(3), 121-139. <a href="">Read summary</a></p><p>Goetz, C. D., Easton, J. A., &amp; Buss, D. M. (in press). Women’s perceptions of sexual exploitability cues and their link to sexual attractiveness. <span style="font-style: italic;">Archives of Sexual Behavior</span>. <a href="">Read summary</a></p><p>Wagnild, J., &amp; Wall-Scheffler, C. M. (2013). Energetic consequences of human sociality: Walking speed choices among friendly dyads. <span style="font-style: italic;">PLoS One, 8</span>(10), e76576. <a href="">Read paper</a></p>