some intriguing findings from a study that looked at how young men and women judge intentions based on facial appearance:
"Young adults can discern another person's attitude toward sexual relationships just by looking at his or her face, according to a British study of 700 heterosexual volunteers.
"The Durham University-led study also found that men generally prefer women who they believe are open to short-term sexual relationships, while women generally prefer men who they perceive to be potentially suitable for a long-term relationship.
"The study participants looked at photographs of faces of members of the opposite sex (all in their early 20s) and were asked to judge their attractiveness and sexual attitudes. Their judgments were compared with the actual attitudes and behaviors of the people in the photos.
"As it turned out, 72 percent of the 153 volunteers in the first study sample correctly identified sexual attitudes from photos more than 50 percent of the time." Read more...