Guppies use ugly friends to seem more attractive

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Guppies use ugly friends to seem more attractive - Yahoo! News

LONDON (AP) — When it comes to mating, guppies treasure their ugly friends - because they look so good by comparison.

An article published Wednesday by Britain's Royal Society says that male guppies prefer to associate with their drab-colored counterparts when females are around.

"Males actively choose the social context that maximizes their relative attractiveness," the article said. Or, as lead author Clelia Gasparini put it, "If you are surrounded by ugly friends, you look better."
 

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Guppies use ugly friends to seem more attractive - Yahoo! News

LONDON (AP) — When it comes to mating, guppies treasure their ugly friends - because they look so good by comparison.

An article published Wednesday by Britain's Royal Society says that male guppies prefer to associate with their drab-colored counterparts when females are around.

"Males actively choose the social context that maximizes their relative attractiveness," the article said. Or, as lead author Clelia Gasparini put it, "If you are surrounded by ugly friends, you look better."

Women have been doing that for generations..

If a woman is out with her women friends and realizes all of her friends are beautiful.. that's called an uh-oh moment.. SHE must be the ugly one.
 
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