Opposites attract at first but often don't work out in the long run
Do opposites really attract? A new study finds that when it comes to personality, people seek partners with their same qualities - but claim to want someone who is different. The study, in the journal Evolutionary Psychology, asked 760 persons of their personality traits and traits they would want in long-term partner. The answers showed a preference for someone with the same sort of personality, but 85.7% of participants claim to want someone who has opposite traits. Although many feel attracted to opposites, these attractions between opposites usually do not grow into solid relationships and, when they do, these relationships often end prematurely.
The Dating Handbook - How To Attract The Love You Want
In a world of friends with benefits, hooking up, and poetry reduced to text messages, the physical and emotional sides of love face an even greater divide. Taking time to build trust and intimacy can be a key to a long-lasting relationship. --- Female discussions about what makes a man sexy revolve around confidence, good looks, generosity and responsibility. --- For men the qualities which top their lists of what they want in a woman are adventurousness and a good sense of humor. While the Barbie doll look alike may be a female idol, it is not that of men. As one guy put it: "If they`re too precise in their composition you just know they`re going to be high maintenance."
There are more ways you can attract men
Women flock to women`s magazines for advice on how to be desirable to men. Unfortunately, most of the tips were written by women and they don`t give an accurate take on what men consider sexy. That nice new shade of lipstick rarely turns a man on. Beauty is a powerful attractant, but there are other qualities that capture a man`s heart. I bet you thought I would be writing on how you can get sexy by opening a few more buttons or how you would do the sexy walk. Believe me, all that is good. It would get a man in your bed, but that is not what we are about. I am so sure you know some women who are not pretty, but seem to attract the most men anywhere they go. Men are drawn to these women.
Fertile Women Prefer Manly Men
A woman prefers a more masculine man when she is fertile and looking for a fling rather than a mate for life, study says. The value that women place on masculinity changes with context and with women`s reproductive cycles and goals. A woman's preference for manly men also vary based on how attractive she rated herself. And some of a woman's sex drive might involve tricks in the brain over which she has no control. Previous research has shown that women view facial masculinity as good characteristics for short-term partners, while more feminine traits are perceived as better for long-term mates.
The lost art of seduction -- seduction manual: Simply Irresistible
Gone are the days when a bunch of flowers were the ultimate weapons in a serial seducer's arsenal. Today men have a complex set of seduction techniques at their disposal. However, according to Dr Raj Persaud, the existing literature is missing the point. By focusing on how to get the object into bed, instead of getting them to fall in love with you, this genre is killing what little romance is left in the world and creating a generation of sexual pariahs. Helping men to AIM: Attract, Interest and then Maintain a relationship, Persaud's book uses the latest information to tackle everything from how to flirt to how to gain a woman's trust and her heart.
Play Hard to Get When It Comes to Love - Research
When it comes to the mating game, being choosy will make you far more attractive than if you are easy to get. Researchers conducted a study of selective versus non selective romantic desire. Findings went against the wisdom that one of the most effective ways of getting someone to like you is to make it evident you like them. Unconcelaed romantic interest seems to come across as desperate. Speed daters who demonstrated romantic interest in most of their potential partners were rejected. Those who played hard to get came off as desirable. As people have the need to feel unique or special, it's no surprise the same need would arise in intimate relationships.
Men lust for hourglass curves, say researchers
The traditional theory of beauty says that for every man who chases the voluptuous type, such as Marilyn Monroe, there is another who prefers to woo a waif such as Kate Moss. But the idea that beauty is subjective and ever-changing has been overturned. The research shows that lovestruck men have only one thing on their minds: a woman's WHR - waist-hip ratio, calculated by dividing waist circumference by that of the hips. An hourglass shape in women is associated with fertility - relatively high levels of the hormone oestrogen.
How to make someone fall for you - The psychology of seduction
So you've got your eye on someone. When it comes to impressing a date, don't worry too much about witty anecdotes and a chosen outfit. According to Raj Persaud, there is one trick that is guaranteed to make almost anyone fall in love with you: "Identify your target's favourite emotion, then simply go out of your way to supply that emotion in quantities that person has never experienced before." For example: how would you seduce a psychiatrist? Well, they like to feel insightful, so kept subtly responding to them in a way that led them to believe they were incredibly insightful, it's highly likely they would develop a deep bond with you.
Images of beautiful women makes it difficult to desire the ordinarily
Men are barraged with images of extraordinarily beautiful and unobtainable women, making it difficult for them to desire the ordinarily beautiful. In their studies Sara Gutierres and Douglas Kenrick asked men to rate the photo of a blind date. If the men were watching an episode of Charlie's Angels when shown the photo, the blind date was rated less desirable than she was by males watching a different show. The initial impressions of romantic partners, women who were available to them and likely to be interested in them, were so adversely affected that the men didn't even want to bother.
What we look for in love: Curvy beats skinny and smile matters most
A study surveyed 4,000 people to find what constitutes the "ultimate" attractive man and woman. Men are more attracted to "curvy" rather than skinny women, and prefer brunettes with "long, wavy hair". 78% of men see a "friendly smile" as the most attractive feature in a woman. Some 93% of women look for a man who can make her laugh and 73% want someone who will "automatically" pay for a meal. A man who owns his own home is five times more attractive than one who does not.
Study - Men Fall In Love Faster Than Women
British men fall in love faster than woman and they are more likely to suffer adverse physical side effects as a result, a study has found. British men: 33% say they fell in love on the first date, with 47% falling on date two and three. However, women showed much more caution with their hearts; just one in ten experiencing immediate love and 72% fell between dates five and ten. "Most of us have experienced the sensation of falling in love, with butterflies in the stomach ... and that general warm fuzzy feeling ќ although sometime these effects can be more extreme."
Women prefer taller men: 5% gain of interest per inch - Study
Walk tall - it`s the short cut to success at speed-dating. In what is billed as the first study of its kind, two academics found there is no short cut to true love. They calculated that for every inch taller a man is than his speed-dating rivals, the number of women who want to meet him goes up by about 5%. "What we try to show is that there is a pattern in how people choose each other. It is true we can explain quite a lot, but there is still a part that is unexplained. That is where love will play a role."
The Rules of Attraction in the Game of Love
To figure out how we pick mates, scientists have measured every shape and angle of the human face, crafted formulas from the measurements of Playboy models, and had both men and women rank attractiveness based on smelling armpit sweat. After all this, the rules of attraction are still not clearly understood. But a short list of scientific rules for the game of love is emerging. Some are as clearly defined as the prominent, feminine eyes of a supermodel or the desirable hips of a well-built man. In the end, lasting love depends at least as much on behavior as biology. But the first moves are made before you're even born.
Face perception is modulated by sexual orientation
New research indicates that an area of the brain thought to act in reward circuitry may represent a phase in visual processing during which sexual orientation modulates how we perceive individual faces. Heterosexual women and homosexual men exhibited a significantly greater response to male faces, whereas heterosexual men and homosexual women responded significantly more to female faces.
Too successful for love - "Successful women can't get husbands"
Dowd asserts that successful women can't get husbands, "that the aroma of male power is an aphrodisiac for women, but the perfume of female power is a turn-off for men". The argument runs that, since successful women are not sexually attractive, we have a straight choice between economic power and emotional fulfilment. She quotes various studies of women with a high IQ being less likely to marry, men reporting that they found their subordinates more attractive than their supervisors...
Unwed Mothers Have Difficulty Finding 'Good' Husbands, Study Finds
Women who have children outside of marriage are less likely than other single women to marry, and when they do marry, their husbands tend to be less well-matched, according to a new study.
Unwed Mothers Are Less Likely to Marry
Unwed mothers are significantly less likely to marry; when they do marry, they are less likely to improve their socioeconomic status through marriage than their childless counterparts, says a Cornell University study. The results have implications for marriage promotion policies.