Beauty In the Eye Of the Person Next to You

A new study of the secrets of seduction has revealed that standing next to relatively ugly friends enhances a person’s attractiveness.

Stirling University psychologist Dr Anthony Little said staying away from better-looking friends and surrounding yourself with lots of gorgeous members of the opposite sex can also help, citing the example of 83 year old Playboy king Hugh Hefner.

“If you were just looking at Hugh Hefner's physical attractiveness you might not be that impressed with him,” Dr Little told the British Science Festival.

“But as soon as you see him with beautiful women you might infer other traits, for instance, you might infer he is a multi-millionaire or charming or witty. He somehow becomes more attractive,” he suggested (Daily Mail).

The legendary lothario certainly impressed French house DJ Dimitri from Paris who chatting to Skrufff in 2004 about meeting him at his Playboy Mansion described him as ‘the last real gentleman I've met’.

"We just shook hands, but he gave me a very good impression. He was a real gentleman, in fact. Especially being in the area he's in, the sex business… but he was delightful. I also like what he's done with the magazine, it's tasteful, not vulgar, and so I have a lot of respect for him,” said Dimitri.

The Parisian house king visited the Mansion after releasing two Playboy mix CDs and was accompanied on one trip by the promoters from top Paris nightclub Respect Is Burning who revealed another secret of Hugh’s success in their official biography.

“Thanks to the success of our first CDs, and notably the Night at the Playboy Mansion with Dimitri from Paris, Respect was called by every promoter in the world and their mothers too,” they said.
“Then started the biggest road club trip ever, from Tokyo to Caracas, Kuala Lumpur to Sydney, Oslo to Miami, Cannes to Lisbon, with some famous residencies at Vega Copenhagen, Fuse Brussels and of course Twilo.”

“Not forgetting the Playboy Mansion gig of course,” they added, “With Fred walking like a King in the mansion before a security told him that the only guy allowed to walk in a dressing gown was Hugh Hefner and Hugh only.” (Playboy Mansion Party, November 2008)

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