Or as we might put it, more research that has been done down the pub for centuries:
Forget witty one-liners – the secret of seduction could be as simple as standing next to an ugly friend.
Researchers have discovered that our judgements of people vary according to the company they keep – and if their companion is a plain Jane or a dull Dave, they seem far more appealing.
Well strike me down with a wet haddock, eh?
No one ever knew that until the scientists got on the case….