This paper leverages speed-dating procedures and a dating app experiment to examine the effects of an individuals’ postural expansiveness on others’ romantic attraction to him or her. Men and women with expansive postures are more desired.
Vacharkulksemsuk, V., Reit, E., Khambatta, P., Eastwick, P. W., Finkel, E. J., & Carney, D. R. (in press). Dominant, open nonverbal displays are attractive at zero acquaintance. Proceedings of the National Academic of Sciences.