Face masks make you more attractive

The pandemic has made surgical mask-wearing men the 'most attractive' to women

In a rare pandemic silver lining for some male doctors, researchers have found that women find men wearing surgical masks are more attractive than those not wearing a face covering.

And blue's the best colour; the study found men wearing blue surgical masks were significantly more attractive than those wearing a cloth mask and those whose lower face was hidden by a notebook.

This new sex-appeal for masks is a complete U-turn from a pre-pandemic 2016 study, when medical masks reduced attractiveness because they were