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Based on previous research, the color red has been shown to enhance one’s attraction to the opposite sex. We hypothesized that if a photo of the opposite sex was framed in red, then people would rate it as more attractive than if the same photo were framed in white. Furthermore, all things being equal, men would prefer the photo framed in the darker shade whereas women would prefer the photo framed in a lighter shade of red. A total of 38 participants were shown five photos and selected the photo they found most attractive. The results revealed partial support for our hypotheses.

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