Love Hormone Boosts Strangers' Sex Appeal

A chemical best known for cementing the bond between a mother and her newborn child could also play a part in picking mister (or miss) right. A new study shows that men and women who inhale a whiff of the hormone oxytocin rate strangers as more attractive. When oxytocin courses through our blood, "we are more likely to see people we don't know in a more positive light," says Angeliki Theodoridou, a psychologist at the University of Bristol, UK, who led the new study. This effect adds to the...Full Story
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