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Evolutionary motivations are unconscious and operate without our explicit awareness.

Despite social norms and the availability of contraceptives, evolutionary theorists believe that innate, instinctual drives to reproduce still govern our behaviour (though others believe this to be too simplistic).

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While research has shown that people deceive others in their profiles, perceived deception can be negatively received.

People can deceive others by misrepresenting their physical appearance or their personal narrative.

But that doesn’t stop many of us from leaping to the wrong conclusions about people.

A recent paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Communication Association and reported on in the press suggested that when evaluating photographs from online dating profiles, men and women judge enhanced and un-enhanced photos somewhat differently.

Enhanced photos, those in which a person has used makeup, hair styling, filters, or post-editing, were rated by both men and women as more being attractive.

But while women also rated men in these photos as more trustworthy than in ordinary photos, the opposite was true of women: men rated women in enhanced photos as less trustworthy.This appears to be the case with the attractiveness and trustworthiness ratings made by women, but not by men.In general, when evaluating potential romantic partners, men and women similarly respond that they want a kind, trustworthy, loyal, and honest partner.Women, on the other hand, have to invest much more time in the gestation and rearing of offspring.As a consequence of our biology, the theory goes, women seek loyal partners who can provide resources for them and the potential child.Because attractiveness is important, but is masked in enhanced photographs, men ultimately have less desire to date those women.

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