"The Cheerleader Effect" Could Take a Woman or Man from a "7" to an "8"
by Deirdre Blake
posted Feb 28 2014 10:39AM
You may or may not be surprised to hear that people are more attractive when they're in a group.
The phenomenon - first dubbed the "cheerleader effect" on the popular TV show How I Met Your Mother. Now psychologists say it's true. When we look at people in groups in person or in pictures, we tend to average out their features. That's why a guy that sees a woman in a bar with her friends might in their head go from a 7 to and 8.