Table 1.

Study 1: Postural expansiveness predicts romantic attraction on a speed-date

Ratings by partnerPostural expansivenessAffiliative display
bSEbSE
Personal qualities
 Attractiveness0.270.150.030.21
 Earning prospects0.200.120.180.16
 Vitality0.39**0.130.64**0.18
 Warmth0.35**0.100.35*0.13
 Dominance0.33*0.140.42*0.18
 Intelligence0.170.110.180.14
Romantic interest
 Chemistry0.50**0.140.69**0.19
 Romantic attraction0.52**0.140.220.20
  • Each row is a separate multilevel linear model, with coded postural expansiveness, affiliative display, and gender entered as simultaneous predictors. Displaying more postural expansiveness garners higher ratings of romantic attraction and marginally higher ratings of attractiveness and earning prospects. **P < 0.01; *P < 0.05; P < 0.10.