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The 'hardwired' things we value in partners include not only physical and psychological suitability for procreating, but also social status. Thus, any visible indicators that we associate with high status are also perceived as sexy even if they don't have no direct match to anything else, and mass media can affect what properties indicators are perceived ...

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Sexual attraction has mostly but not only a biological roots. Can this particular woman bear healthy children for me? Do I want this man? Can he be a good father? In a few seconds, someone can evaluate this simply in his/her mind (evaluate such factors as: height, weight, balance, hips, hair, smell, voice, how healthy the person looks, etc.) Also, social ...

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Some ancient historical precedent exists for preferring $10$, but also for $6$, so that's mixed support from Wikipedia on perfect numbers. As for honest-to-goodness modern research, here's one quick result on prevalence of round prices in marketing (Klumpp, Brorsen, & Anderson, 2005): it's higher than for non-round prices. Some other results are reviewed ...

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You are asking for the aesthetics of numbers. So let's look at them: The One is just a crooked stick. Not very pretty. The Four, Six, Seven and Nine look like they'll fall over in a minute. Totally unbalanced. The Zero and Eight are too smooth and perfectly symmetrical to be attractive on a human level. The Three is nice, but looks too much like female ...

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There are numbers - as in groups of objects - that are easily divisible so may have the appeal of symmetry. Other numbers may align with the number system. However, there are different number systems. The ancient Egyptians counted on their fingers using the each knuckle of the four fingers sequentially, so 3 knuckles x 4 fingers allowed them to count to ...

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I'm not the best man to answer the question – I don't have any reference; I do have some logic behind what I'm saying. Many years ago, very few people were educated, very few knew how to do math, but they all had money. And they had to count it, and do some math. If I have 10 employees, each wants 5 coins, I have 1000 coins, I pay 50 and I still have 950 ...

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