Daniela Schiller of New York City's Mount Sinai School of Medicine told Science News the findings reflect the changing nature of dating.
Moreover, when the researchers re-examined the brain scans of the volunteers who viewed the photographs, they found a link between specific regions of their brains and the dating decisions they ultimately made.
In the first few miliseconds, physical attractiveness in the shallowest sense is evaluated by the paracingulate cortex.
Then the rostromedial prefrontal cortex goes deeper, making an evaluation of their social compatibility.
And if those women don’t pan out, maybe he’ll work his way down to you. They’re completely unwieldy and completely unconsidered. It’s like men are highlighting lines in a particularly riveting textbook that they’ll probably never read again. If you’re frustrated at online dating, you only have two choices: keep going or quit and hope that you meet your soulmate in “real life”. Heck, you can even get FREE dating advice just by signing up here and reading to your heart’s content. Imagine how little you’d get upset because you knew what was really going on, and how to persevere anyway.
Because either they a) forget about the women on their hot lists and keep searching for new blood, or b) they plow through those women indiscriminately with winks or form letters. The latter happens all the time in the movies but not so much when you’re over the bar scene, your friends are all married, and you work ten hours a day in a small office with people you shouldn’t/wouldn’t date. Imagine if you had an amazing photo, amazing essays, and amazing dating skills that allowed you to better understand the opposite sex. Listen, I didn’t plan to write this entry to mention my services, but every time I get a letter like Sylvia’s, it’s a wake-up call.