Let's be honest here: We all want to feel attractive and be liked by certain people, and we're not only talking about the cute boy or girl you keep seeing at your favorite coffee shop. After all, we're also more likely to be friends with people who just "get us," right? Well, science has finally found out why that is and the answer will seriously surprise you.

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According to a new study, attractiveness is related to how well we can read the other person's emotions through their body language. Basically, if you can tell how the person you're talking to is feeling, you are more likely to be attracted to him or her. "What I believe makes our findings really exciting is the fact that understanding and personal attraction seem to depend on both the sender's brain and the perceiver's brain, and on how well they match," said Silke Anders, the author of the study.

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She explained that if the emotional signal sent by one person in the form of a facial expression of fear, for example, can be efficiently processed by the other person, then the perceiver is more likely to feel attracted to the sender.

In other words, next time you are getting ready for a date, don't freak out if your cat eye is a little uneven and your lipstick color doesn't match your dress. Ultimately, it all comes down to how emotionally intelligent the other person is, and there's nothing you can do about that. Okay, well, maybe a couple of drinks can help, too.

This story was written by Dobrina Zhekova and was reprinted with permission from MimiChatter.com.

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