Nashville Attractiveness

Michael and I were at Centennial Park on Wednesday reading our books and enjoying the warm Spring sneak peek. We quickly turned to judging people’s (anyone appearing to be 18-60 years old) attractiveness. There is an approximate 1-mile jogging loop, so we grabbed the first available swinging bench (southeast side) and began our study.

Attractiveness chart

The method was fairly simple: From about 3:30 to 6, we watched people walk, run, skate, or ride by. As each person passed, we’d agree on a judgment and tally the result. Any questions?

  • Josh C

    Results skewed by circumstance maybe? If your study participants were 100 random people that appear in Jerry Springer, unnattractive people would approach 100%, for example. I think you were looking at people trying to look better, so the 72% unattractive doesn’t concern me … I’d be worried about the 18% who probably have self-image issues :)

  • Josh C

    Results skewed by circumstance maybe? If your study participants were 100 random people that appear in Jerry Springer, unnattractive people would approach 100%, for example. I think you were looking at people trying to look better, so the 72% unattractive doesn’t concern me … I’d be worried about the 18% who probably have self-image issues :)

    • Indeed, there was virtually no “control” in the experimental sense. We’re thinking about doing a similar exercise elsewhere – maybe Green Hills Mall?

  • Indeed, there was virtually no “control” in the experimental sense. We’re thinking about doing a similar exercise elsewhere – maybe Green Hills Mall?