They say “the heart wants what it wants,” but how on Earth are we supposed to know what that even means?
Well, as science and the study of sexuality and psychology progresses, we’re getting a (slightly) better sense of what it is that really drives our attractions to certain people or characteristics.
So take a look at all the crazy different things that can affect how men and women perceive each other.
Findings from many different dating sites all say the same thing: Men are driven much more by considerations about weight, whereas women are much more concerned with their partner’s height.
It’s been proven in studies that men are more attracted to women who exhibit a bone structure that’s closer to the man’s mother’s.
It’s called “sexual imprinting,” and it means that we carry the fondness we have for our mothers with us our whole lives.
Yup. These are real. They apply to both men and women.
The prevailing theory is that in our inebriation, we tend not to notice the asymmetry of a person’s face.
Women dig men with beards more (generally) because a beard is a sign of someone who is more potent and more active, which suggests virility as well as physical attractiveness.
When a woman is on birth control, certain hormones are being manipulated.
Not only do these affect mood and temperament, but also who they find attractive at certain times.
Beauty might be in the eye of the beholder, but it turns out that it’s less subjective than you think.
For the most part, people from all cultures, areas, and walks of life can agree on who’s attractive and who isn’t.
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