I conduced an experiment (non scientific) with 6 of my friends, both male and female. I had a picture of an 'average' looking man and asked them to rate him in terms of attractiveness 1-10, 10 being most attractive. That's all the info they had. All of their replies fell in the 5-6 category. Then when I told them that he is actually a very successful chef and owner of 9 restaurants across Australia, then asked them to rate him again....after some looking and pondering.. very interestingly their answers suddenly changed to more like 7-8. Does being highly successful (in any field) make an otherwise mediocre looking person appear more attractive?? Love to hear thoughts/opinions.