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Are Russian Women in Red More Irresistible?

25. January 2011 by Christy 0 Comments

It’s safe to say that the Russian women on HotRussianBrides look lovely in any color. However, according to a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, men may find women dressed in red particularly ravishing. 


Scientists have long known that non-human male primates are attracted to the color red, but they were uncertain if human males also respond to that color. To find out, researchers conducted two experiments.


In the first experiment, researchers gathered 23 heterosexual male undergrads and showed them a picture of a young, moderately attractive female. Half of the men saw a photo in which the woman was wearing a red shirt, while the other half saw a photo in which the same woman was wearing a green shirt. Investigators then told the men the woman was in the next room and presented the men with a list of 24 questions they could ask her. The men could only choose 5 questions. Researchers found that men who anticipated the woman in red were more likely to ask “intimate questions” like “How could a guy get your attention at a bar?” than men who anticipated the same woman in green.


In a second, related experiment, researchers told participants a woman was preparing to join them and pointed to a chair where the woman would be sitting. If the men expected a lady in red, they tended to sit closer to the woman’s chair than men who expected a lady in blue.


While men can gain little from this study other than the knowledge they (unconsciously) prefer women in red, Daniela Niesta Kayser, professor of psychology at the University of Rochester and lead author of the study, recommends that women wear red if they want to attract a certain fellow. He states:


“Women may be particularly successful in online dating when they post a picture of themselves in red apparel.”


Do you agree?