Attraction: Why and how do we attract mates?

7 Sep

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Females..have you ever noticed that you tend to like burly, tall strong men at one point in the month, and then realize you are into the sensitive, sweet, pretty type a few days later? Or if you’re a male..you tend to like females that are a little curvier with “child bearing hips”?

Human bodies are truly a work of art. I find it interesting that humans are designed to be a creatures of procreation. Attraction is obviously something that we see in a mate and when it comes down to it..do we really know why?

The physiological factors that go into being attracted to a mate are incredible! The human body is designed to give a physical appearance of health and how it can benefit your potential mates in creating offspring together.

My top five list of most interesting attractions we seek in a mate:

1. Manly Men.When women are ovulating, they tend to seek out, “Manlier men”. What makes a manlier man? Facial hair, stronger and taller physique, chiseled jaws, cleft chins and etc. However this is interesting because according toΒ  researcher Anthony Little, women picked “manlier men” 15 percent more often on the average, than women who are not fertile. What’s even more interesting is that it was strongest when they were looking for a short-term partner as opposed to long-term partner.Women also tend to dress sexier when they are ovulating to increase chances of attracting a mate-therefore increasing their chances of getting impregnated.

2. Body Vs. Face.When men are looking for a short term partner in females they tend to choose a more attractive body over attractive face. Whereas, when looking for a long-term partner they tend to look choose upon more attraction in facial features.

3. Whites of your eyes! Turns out that when looking at a potential mate you tend to pick a partner with whiter whites in their eyes. This could be for a variety of biological reasons. Healthy people tend to have whiter whites in their eyes! πŸ™‚ When someone begins to show yellowing of eyes it could be a vital sign your health is declining such as Jaundice, Hepatitis, liver disorder and more.Β  😦 These small and what may seem to be insignificant signs of health, truly make or break your attraction in another.

Tip: To make your eyes appear to be whiter: Don’t Smoke! Females-In addition, you can line the inside of your eye with white eyeliner.

Halle Berry-People.com

4. Symmetry.According to endless research by scientists, the symmetry of your face defines how beautiful you are. Some celebrities are universally recognized as beautiful. Halle Berry for instance is a map of symmetry. Biology, genetic mutations, and environmental influences are all influences on symmetry.

5. Pheromones.Β  When we get close to a mate, we smell their pheromones. For instance, women subconsciously prefer the scent of a man whose genes with certain immune system proteins are different than their own.Β  This is a subconscious way of creating a strong offspring without overlapping potentially harmful genetic traits.

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3 Responses to “Attraction: Why and how do we attract mates?”

  1. Sean Armstrong September 8, 2010 at 12:09 am #

    From the male point of view, I found this pretty interesting and for the majority of guys in today’s world (more so directed to the teens-early twenties), extremely true. Making reference to #2. Body vs. Face-couldn’t be more right. As for point #1-right again. I never really understood why girls acted the way they did…now I know. As for points #3, 4, and 5, very random, but they all make sense when you think about it. It would be interesting to know why males/females attract to one another solely based on emotions rather than the physiological factors.

  2. allisonkenneally September 8, 2010 at 1:23 am #

    It would be interesting! Wouldn’t we all like to know how males/females would act solely on emotions and not other factors? Haha πŸ™‚

  3. Kristina Dragovic September 10, 2010 at 5:09 pm #

    What astute observations about the biological side of the birds and the bee’s. Its nice to see that there are so many physiological aspects that can be the root of our behavior, and not just crazy females reading into things too much! I loved what you said about usually liking tall, manly men and then sometimes being attracted to a more feminine man for lack of a better word…it’s so true because it definitely happens to many of my friends, not me of course πŸ˜‰

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