This research examined the relative sexual attractiveness of individuals showing emotion expressions of happiness, pride, and shame compared with a neutral control. Across two studies using different images and samples ranging broadly in age (total N = 1041), a large gender difference emerged in the sexual attractiveness of happy displays: happiness was the most attractive female emotion expression, and one of the least attractive in males. In contrast, pride showed the reverse pattern; it was the most attractive male expression, and one of the least attractive in women. Shame displays were relatively attractive in both genders, and, among younger adult women viewers, male shame was more attractive than male happiness, and not substantially less than male pride. Effects were largely consistent with evolutionary and socio-cultural-norm accounts. Overall, this research provides the first evidence that distinct emotion expressions have divergent effects on sexual attractiveness, which vary by gender but largely hold across age.The key phrase, which most intelligent women manifestly fail to understand is "divergent effects". That which works on women does not work the same way on men, at least not for the most part. Submission and agreeableness appeal to men while women find such characteristics contemptible. Dominance and confidence appeal to women while men find them off-putting.
This is where solipsism is particularly damaging to women, as it leads them to consistently deceive themselves concerning their own appeal and mislead them concerning their optimal course of action. And it's also why deltas and gammas consistently find themselves getting the short stick, because they keep erroneously assuming that their selfless acts of service and slavish devotion are make them more attractive to women rather than actively turning them off.
There are always exceptions to the general rule, of course. I don't know if it is related to my sigma status, but I seem to be wired a little bit differently in this one regard. While I quite like happy women and find happy expressions to be attractive, I tend to find haughty and arrogant women to be the most superficially attractive. I don't actually like their personlities, I'm just drawn to the way they look. Perhaps it is the cruelty aspect seeking to find a justifiable target, or perhaps it is just indicative of a natural inclination towards conflict and chaos.
Who knows? As I've said before, sigmas are weird. I suspect I was rather fortunate to find Spacebunny, as she looks like a haughty ice queen, complete with a grey-eyed death stare, but her personality is inclined towards the quirky, happy, and funny.