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Why Sunglasses Make Everyone Better Looking
Newser ^ | June 29, 2014 | Matt Cantor

Posted on 06/29/2014 7:24:46 AM PDT by Enterprise

There is, somehow, an instant attractiveness boost conferred by sunglasses. But why is it that covering up our eyes creates this effect? Believe it or not, there is an expert on the topic (it was the subject of her PhD), and UK professor Vanessa Brown explains the situation to Science of Us. The Guardian notes Brown's research spun out of her catching sight of her own reflection one day—walking into a supermarket in scruffy painting clothes but looking, she believed "quite cool," thanks to her sunglasses. That may be because, first of all, symmetry makes us look better, and sunglasses hide asymmetry around our eyes. They also suggest a more attractive bone structure: one that's "chiseled" rather than "soft."

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TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: appearance; eyes; mysterious
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Plus it helps avoiding getting yelled at if you look at a pretty woman too long.
1 posted on 06/29/2014 7:24:46 AM PDT by Enterprise
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To: Enterprise

And here all along I thought it was to protect
your eyes from all those bright lights in those
smoky night clubs...


2 posted on 06/29/2014 7:27:21 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Enterprise

I don’t know about all of that, but it’s nice to always have something in front of your eyes, just saying.


3 posted on 06/29/2014 7:27:33 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Enterprise

I can’t see it.


4 posted on 06/29/2014 7:29:02 AM PDT by moovova
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To: tet68

Unfortunately round these parts, you can’t find a smokey night club anymore.


5 posted on 06/29/2014 7:30:32 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Yes. Wearing sun glasses opens up a WORLD of beauty.


6 posted on 06/29/2014 7:31:19 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

Since I quit smoking and going to night clubs, I’m
out of the loop, also have cataracts so don’t need
sunglasses, it does make driving at night exciting
though.


7 posted on 06/29/2014 7:33:34 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Enterprise

Yyyyeahhhhh. I think DWS would need a pair of sunglasses the size of her whole face.

8 posted on 06/29/2014 7:33:34 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle

Lord, that gal could eat corn through a picket fence...


9 posted on 06/29/2014 7:34:32 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Enterprise

I’ve always thought attractive people are LESS attractive with sunglasses, as you can’t see the eyes that help make them attractive. But what do I know.


10 posted on 06/29/2014 7:34:39 AM PDT by dinoparty
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To: Texas Eagle

There’s a lot of “asymmetry” in that photo.


11 posted on 06/29/2014 7:35:18 AM PDT by FlJoePa ("Success without honor is an unseasoned dish; it will satisfy your hunger, but it won't taste good")
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To: FlJoePa

You’d have to go to “asymmetry” to find a face as equally horrid.


12 posted on 06/29/2014 7:37:56 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Enterprise

I started wearing them because my future was so bright...then Obama got elected.


13 posted on 06/29/2014 7:39:09 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: Enterprise

14 posted on 06/29/2014 7:41:20 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: FlJoePa
There’s a lot of “asymmetry” in that photo.

I believe that wasserman's face is more ass'o'metrical.

15 posted on 06/29/2014 7:42:00 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Texas Eagle

Whoa.

That broad clearly has no idea how to take care of curly hair, and I, for one, wouldn’t be the one to clue her in.


16 posted on 06/29/2014 7:42:20 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Enterprise

Hard to take anyone seriously who made wearing sunglasses the subject of her PhD.


17 posted on 06/29/2014 7:47:44 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: CatherineofAragon

“Whoa.

That broad clearly has no idea how to take care of curly hair, and I, for one, wouldn’t be the one to clue her in.”

Oh it’s not that bad. I heard she scrapes her pillow off once a week with a putty knife.


18 posted on 06/29/2014 7:50:42 AM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: Enterprise

I read once that one reason movie stars wear sunglasses so much is that if they meet a fan they don’t have to worry about not seeming so interested in that person. It seemed weird, but it made sense in a way.

You know how nutty people are, they think Frank Sinatra should be a thrilled to meet them as they are to meet him.

It’s probably very nice, in a way, to be famous. But it does leave you vulnerable to crazy people.


19 posted on 06/29/2014 7:53:14 AM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: headstamp 2

LOL...ugh. Yep, you can tell that stuff is plastered down.


20 posted on 06/29/2014 7:55:05 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: jocon307

Probably true. I imagine if Liv Tyler met me she wouldn’t be nearly as happy to see me as I would to see her, and if she weren’t wearing sunglasses, it would sure as hell show!


21 posted on 06/29/2014 7:58:20 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: VanDeKoik

I wear my sunglasses at night.


22 posted on 06/29/2014 7:58:38 AM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: headstamp 2

Do NOT light a match around that hair! You would need an oil rig disaster crew to put out the fire.


23 posted on 06/29/2014 7:59:36 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Yep. That’s EXACTLY what I look like when I wear mirrored sunglasses.


24 posted on 06/29/2014 8:00:47 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Texas Eagle

She should contact V. Stiviano for face covering tips.


25 posted on 06/29/2014 8:01:31 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: tet68

She ain’t exactly Dorothy from Kansas is she!


26 posted on 06/29/2014 8:02:18 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: dinoparty

I tend to agree with that. I have seen many people who looked much better without them.


27 posted on 06/29/2014 8:03:01 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: VanDeKoik

I started wearing them AFTER Obama got elected.


28 posted on 06/29/2014 8:04:12 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise

29 posted on 06/29/2014 8:06:47 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

LOL - she makes those SUN GLASSES look bad.


30 posted on 06/29/2014 8:08:20 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Enterprise
Oh, she just needs sunglasses?
31 posted on 06/29/2014 8:19:08 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: CatherineofAragon

I think she pastes it down with mayonnaise or motor oil.

Her ugly goes bone deep and that includes her soul.


32 posted on 06/29/2014 8:25:32 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Ouchthatonehurt

This is what she needed.

33 posted on 06/29/2014 8:26:25 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Texas Eagle
Best line from the movie, "Tootsie," in which unemployable actor Dustin Hoffman dresses in drag to further his career:

[Dorothy Michaels' screen test]

Rita: I'd like to make her look a little more attractive, how far can you pull back?

Cameraman: How do you feel about Cleveland?

34 posted on 06/29/2014 8:42:34 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

What we have hear is a failure to communicate!


35 posted on 06/29/2014 9:00:35 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Sioux-san

What we have HERE is a failure to communicate.

I know it wasn’t this guy that said that, and I wish the spell checker was better here at FR (


36 posted on 06/29/2014 9:02:48 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Texas Eagle

Boy does that woman need an orthodontist.......doesn’t she know they straighten adults teeth now?


37 posted on 06/29/2014 9:05:23 AM PDT by Arlis
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To: dinoparty

I think the idea of the study/article is that sunglasses make “less than” attractive people look attractive. Or at least more attractive or less unattractive.

Those who are pretty attractive to begin with look fine with or without. The sunglasses can give definition to a face that might not have great bone structure. But absolutely nothing bets a pair of beautiful eyes.


38 posted on 06/29/2014 9:12:02 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Sioux-san
I know it wasn’t this guy that said that, and I wish the spell checker was better here at FR

Spell checker works well, you need a grammar checker... synonym use checker...correct actor checker...Hey, you should have just followed hidabeast's lead and used the reset button.

39 posted on 06/29/2014 9:12:32 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorist savages, everywhere.)
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To: Enterprise
Rex Kramer. Rex Kramer tells it like it is, with sunglasses.
40 posted on 06/29/2014 9:32:50 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Salamander
are they cheap??? 8^)
41 posted on 06/29/2014 9:33:49 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Enterprise

(Oops, pulled the "post" trigger too quickly on Rex. This never happens to me, honest!)

42 posted on 06/29/2014 9:34:53 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Enterprise

The glasses hide ugly.


43 posted on 06/29/2014 9:41:14 AM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: Sequoyah101

That’s the truth. The best makeover in the world couldn’t improve that black heart.


44 posted on 06/29/2014 10:02:28 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Enterprise

Yeah, but should probably double bag that one.


45 posted on 06/29/2014 10:14:51 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: USS Alaska

If I would just slow down, I wouldn’t make as many mistakes... that’s the real answer — RESET SIOUX NOW TO 33 RPM!!!


46 posted on 06/29/2014 11:46:09 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Enterprise

Believe it or not, there is an expert on the topic (it was the subject of her PhD), and UK professor Vanessa Brown explains the situation to Science of Us.

That’s a better job than the scientist who studies Neanderthal poop.


47 posted on 06/29/2014 11:50:01 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Enterprise
I'm not a smoker but having a cigarette definitely compounds the sunglasses factor with respect to looking cool. In fact, one would acquire second-hand coolness just standing next to this guy.


48 posted on 06/29/2014 12:00:23 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: jocon307
"You know how nutty people are, they think Frank Sinatra should be a thrilled to meet them as they are to meet him."

I think it's safe to say that Frank Sinatra
would be totally thrilled to meet me.
When you're dead, it would be a thrill to meet anybody.

49 posted on 06/29/2014 12:04:42 PM PDT by Sparklite
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To: Enterprise

For actors, sunglasses evolved into a way to hide from fans, but that’s not why they started wearing them.

The earliest movie set lighting was electric rather than incandescent, and it was incredibly hard on film actors’ eyes, rendering them red and sore. The glasses both hid the redness and helped with the resulting photosensitivity to the California sun.


50 posted on 06/29/2014 12:57:49 PM PDT by Blue Ink
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