Physical attractiveness in dating
Of these three characteristics, physical attractiveness had the greatest effect on attraction.
Contrary to sex role stereotypes, males and females were similarly affected by these partner characteristics.
The author would like to thank all of the following people for reading an earlier draft of the paper: Elaine Hatfield, Kathleen Mc Kinney, Sandra Metts, Glenn Reeder, and Eric Rice.
Even he claims he is, "built like a toddler." But, to me, he is so sweet, fun and attractive emotionally, I find him attractive physically.
The three of us would spend time together and it was painfully obvious E was very attracted to M.
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An earlier draft of this paper was presented at the Second Iowa/International Network Conference on Personal Relationships, Iowa City, May 1989.
Here’s the basic proposition: we’re all attracted to some and not attracted to others. This means we must, in some cases, trick the lizard brain, which cares about that physical number, long enough to get our higher brains invested in the rest of the human across the table. It would only matter that she was in the ballpark – my ballpark – had no deal-breakers, and felt the same about me.
I don’t trust an online-only system to accomplish this, although a good algorithm might be able to help the human matchmaker narrow the field and generate some possibilities. I’m not bitching about my own situation or soliciting advice on how I can make OK Cupid work for me.
She was able to be attracted to him physically because she was (finally) completely attracted to him emotionally. Here's my advice: Look past the physical for a little bit. It might not work, you can't MAKE yourself find someone attractive, but knowing him deeper might change your mind.
Or rather, it provides a very significant advantage over those without attractive features.
I’m exploring the possibility that there’s a better way to help single people find happiness, and if that leads me into a lucrative business start-up, well, that’s just gravy.