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  Four Hot Signs of Attraction
In today’s society, beauty, physical attraction, and sexuality are all commonly misunderstood as some transcendent inevitable fact; falsely interlocking the three makes it seem doubly true that in order to initiate attraction between a man and a woman, both sexes should be beautiful to be sexual.
This is because attraction is associated with the fact that the physical attributes motivate that part of the brain known as the “hypothalamus” that will produce different kinds of reactions from the body such as sexual arousal, increased heart rate, and perspiration.
Attraction is generally focused on imagery that is exclusively on the physical attributes of both men and women, where the society has created a very important role.
www.pickupsuccess.com /4-hot-signs-of-attraction.htm   (712 words)

 Interpersonal attraction - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In social psychology, interpersonal attraction is the attraction between people which leads to friendships and romantic relationships.
The study of interpersonal attraction is a major area of study in social psychology.
Interpersonal attraction can be thought of as a force acting between two people tending to draw them together, and resisting their separation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Interpersonal_attraction   (606 words)

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The scores on the physical dimension were analyzed as a manipulation check for the physical attractiveness manipulation in the first study as a check on the control of this variable in the second.
However, the fact that the interaction of subject apprehension and attitude similarity influenced task and communication attraction in the second study while the interaction of subject apprehension and target apprehension impacted social and sexual attraction in the first study is not explained by this speculation.
Physical attractiveness was a strong predictor of all four interpersonal attraction variables in the first study.
www.jamescmccroskey.com /publications/61.htm   (6945 words)

 Genetic Engineering, Physical Attraction, and the Future of Human Evolution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Physical attractiveness can have a huge effect on how people are judged — people tend to attribute positive characteristics such as intelligence and honesty to attractive people without consciously realizing it.
According to studies conducted by M.R. Cunningham in the 1990's, sexual attraction for a man by a woman is determined in part by the height of the man. From many women's perspectives, the man should be at least a few inches taller than her in order to be perceived as physically appealing.
Not within the realm of physical attractiveness, but included in the discussion to support the proposed root driver of the attraction phenomenon, are material wealth and social signs of success.
www.human-evolution.org /genetic_physical_attraction.php   (2867 words)

 Theory of Attraction
Attraction Theory is defined as the theory concerned with the process involved in attributing causation or motivation to a person's behavior.
People who are physically attractive are known to have a higher confidence level due to the fact people tend to treat them better.
Many studies have stated that men are more overwhelmed by the physical attractiveness of women, while women are know to comment more on the males personality.
www.colostate.edu /Depts/Speech/rccs/theory08.htm   (665 words)

 P324 Spring 1998 --Physical Attraction & Attributions
Physical attraction’s influence has also been observed in the professional world as well.
Notwithstanding, the aforementioned positive affects of physical attraction are somewhat underscored by research conducted by Hatfield and Sprecher (1986).
They confirmed that the attraction level of the defendant was influential in jurors' decisions, with attractive defendants receiving lesser sentences.
www.units.muohio.edu /psybersite/attraction/attributions.shtml   (758 words)

 Boston.com Personals | Boston's Best Personals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Physical attraction is extremely important in a relationship.
Physical attraction gets people's attention at first, but personality is what keeps the attention.
I dont think physical attraction needs to stem directly from outside appearances, physical attraction comes from other things too...a persons aura, the way they carry themselves, their personality.
boston.com /personalads/messageboards/physical_attraction/msg3.shtml   (688 words)

 Berscheid & Walster: Physical Attractiveness
The authors feel that research into physical attractiveness has been lacking because sociilogists have disregarded is as an important variable or have been uneasy in exploring the deterministic consequences of beauty.
Physically attractive dates were preferred by everyone, though people of less attractiveness tended to choose less attractive dates than highly attractive individuals.
Interestingly, while physical attractiveness appears to be the biggest correlator and predictor, it rarely appears as most important when directly asked of subjects.
faculty.babson.edu /krollag/org_site/soc_psych/berscheid_attract.html   (873 words)

 [ wu :: psychology(attraction) ]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Attraction also depended on functional distance: people whose rooms were next to the building's mailboxes were more likely to have friends, since others would pass by them each day on the way to the mailbox.
Participants were gathered from various countries, ethnicities and racial groups to rate the physical attractiveness of photographs of equally diverse people.
To support the hypothesis that there is an evolutionary basis for attraction, infants across cultures were also tested, and they prefer the same photographs that adults prefer.
www.ocf.berkeley.edu /~wwu/psychology/attraction.shtml   (1066 words)

 Physical attractiveness - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Physical attractiveness is the perception of the physical traits of an individual human person or a group, race, or type of people, as attractive or beautiful.
Judgment of attractiveness of physical traits is partly universal to all human cultures, partly dependent on culture/society or time period, and partly a matter of individual preference.
Physical attractiveness can have a significant effect on how people are judged, in terms of employment or social opportunities, friendship, sexual behavior, and marriage.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Physical_attractiveness   (4002 words)

 Is Physical Attractiveness a Sign of Health?
Evolutionary psychologists suggest that physical attraction in humans is a universal trait, which plays an important role in natural selection—how people chose their mating partners.
According to evolutionary psychologists, female physical attractiveness is an indication of a female's biological health and reproductive fitness.
Male physical attractiveness is an indicator of a male's ability to physically provide for and protect a female, although this has become somewhat less important in modern Western society where the ability to earn a good wage is considered more useful than brawn.
www.bodyfatguide.com /PhysicalAttractiveness.htm   (760 words)

 Boston.com Personals | Boston's Best Personals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
It seems that, Unfortunately, physical attraction is important to both men and women, especially at the very beginning when you first meet or want to meet somebody.
I know some people try to play down the physical attraction aspect of a relationship, but I feel that if there aren't any sparks, romantically, that it would be difficult to progress in the relationship.
Someone you are physically attracted to needs other qualities of attraction to keep your interest- reason being, as human beings, we become desensitized over time by a person's looks, and there needs to be more behind that pretty face to make love last.
boston.com /personalads/messageboards/physical_attraction/msg8.shtml   (874 words)

 CUJO - The Effect of Similar Physical Features on Perceived Levels of Attraction
In this study, however, it is not the global levels of physical attractiveness among couples that I am interested in, but in the specific level of attraction that occurs between individuals when they posses similar physical characteristics.
To test the relationship between similar physical facial features and attraction, a 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 ANOVA was performed on the data with a between subject variable of participant gender and three within subject variables of gender match, hair color match and eye color match.
Regardless of the attempt to hold the level of attraction among the participants constant, there were certain pictures that, on the whole, were unanimously found to be more attractive and less attractive than the others.
cujo.clemson.edu /manuscript.php?manuscript_ID=128   (2636 words)

 P324 Spring 1998 --Physical Attraction
Before investigating the sub-topics of this tutorial, it is useful to review a variety of theories and studies on physical attraction that have been produced during the last few decades.
Since physical attraction is an important piece of the puzzle in the attraction game, much time has been devoted to studying its impact and implications.
He noted that physically attractive people have an enormous social advantage in our culture; they are better liked, more persuasive, more frequently helped, and seen as possessing better personality traits and intellectual capabilities (Cialdini 1984).
www.units.muohio.edu /psybersite/attraction   (825 words)

 Dating Advice # 174: Double_Beauty
Certainly, there is no guarantee that physical attraction will develop, even when a man and woman begin to like each other.
And since physical attraction is definitely an important ingredient in marriage, we discourage people from continuing to date if one or both of them doesn't feel any attraction after the fifth date.
Maybe your attraction to younger women is not a distate for more mature women but actually a preference other than what you realize.
www.aish.com /dating/advice/Dating_Advice__174_Double_Beauty.asp   (1648 words)

 Physical Attraction: Looks May Count   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Yes, spiritual attraction, deep respect and friendship all do play a part in the longer term but in the first few minutes of meeting we instantly recognize whether there is an attraction and chemistry present between us.
It is true that your view on physical attractiveness changes as you get older and as you mature in outlook.
Physical matching is not about physical perfection, it is about compatibility.
www.topdatingtips.com /physical-attraction.htm   (1492 words)

 Perfuming the Mind   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
What we find physically appealing when we look at another person is how sex differences in hormones like E and T have shaped the physical characteristics that are different in the sexes (e.g., facial characteristics, waist-to-hip ratio, pendulous breast development).
It is unlikely that humans managed to diverge from the biological basis of mammalian physical attraction (i.e., pheromones and olfaction).
Study after study can report findings that indicate physical attraction is based on visual input, and most people will be none the wiser.
www.entelechyjournal.com /kohl.html   (2901 words)

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Scent and Symmetry: Correlates of Physical Attraction Physical attraction is an important factor in mate choice for humans.
For example, evolutionary psychology suggests that physical attraction in humans is related directly to sexual selection and reproductive success.
Their study was based on the effects of pheromones, the influence of symmetry, and the evidence suggesting that the importance of male scent in women’s sexual interest and arousal varies across the menstrual cycle (Thornhill & Gangestad, 1999).
www.georgiasouthern.edu /~kneal2/Sr.Respaper.doc   (4226 words)

 Physical Attraction
Physical Attraction hudson: I know I've probably asked this before and people have talked about it on here but, I'm wondering how important ojarians think mutual physical attraction is to the well being of a relationship.
These are super ladies, who are all very caring and loving, yet, I interpreted my lack of attraction as a signal(not the signal) that I shouldn't go long term with them.
Re: Physical Attraction Smiley17: I'm more of an emotional connector, but the guy has to be at least a tiny bit attractive.
www.ojar.com /view_17056.htm   (469 words)

 Physical Attraction To The Opposite Sex - Objectivism Online Forum
Now I am not saying that Atlas didn't implicitly give messages of the physical being important (Dagny is described as very attractive and so are the men), but there were no explicit references that I am aware of about theories of physical attraction.
I personally believe that physical attraction to members of the opposite sex is intrinsic.
The best physical attraction is that where "classic beauty" or traditional standards are bypassed in favor of a person whose poise, character, wit, and charm are manifest in a wry smile, a gleam of the eye, and an interesting choice of words.
forum.objectivismonline.net /index.php?showtopic=4111   (1672 words)

 LiveScience.com - The Rules of Attraction in the Game of Love
After all this and more, the rules of attraction for the human species are still not clearly understood.
Somewhere amid attraction and sex, we all hope, are strong feelings of love.
After fidelity, the most important attributes were physical appearance, family commitment, and wealth and status.
www.livescience.com /humanbiology/060213_attraction_rules.html   (2065 words)

 Eddy Elmer's Diary: Position on the nature of sexual attraction
As you may recall, I was trying to suggest that sexual attraction is a fluid, malleable entity which transforms itself according to individual needs.
They develop in order to ensure that two people who were initially drawn together by sexual attraction (i.e., people who were drawn together in order to get their individual psychological or biological needs met) stay together.
The notion of sexual attraction as driving us towards those people who can meet our psychological needs doesn't exclude the fact that people also become sexually attracted to one another for other reasons.
www.eddyelmer.com /diary/2002_Oct_13_diary.htm   (610 words)

 Holy Spirit Interactive Youth: Chastity - A Guide for Teens and Young Adults: Physical Sex Attraction
It seeks the other sex as a means of stimulating and satisfying physical passion; and it urges one, therefore, to such acts as will afford this satisfaction, chiefly to intimate and passionate embraces and, finally, to sexual intercourse.
It begins normally with the dawn of adolescence, and during the formative years immediately afterwards general sex attraction serves the purpose of uniting boys and girls together in wholesome social activities and enabling them to get a proper appreciation of one another.
During that time the impulse of personal and physical attraction should be held in cheek.
www.holyspiritinteractive.net /youth/chastity/04.asp   (770 words)

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Physical attraction has a lot to do with dates and mates.
Physical attraction should exist in order for a couple to have a vibrant and passionate relationship.
However, the importance the culture places on physical attraction is way out of balance.
www.cbn.com /livingthelife/funstuff/lmblog/Physical-Attraction.aspx   (292 words)

 Physical attraction - Romance Love Tips
It´s not exactly PC or fair, but many people react differently to their partners based on their physical appearance.
If their partner gains 50 pounds and starts dressing in grungy clothes, they might be less enthusiastic about being close to them than when they first met.
Often the partner making this judgement has conveniently forgotten that he or she, too, has paid less attention to his or her own physical appearance in this stage of the relationship.
www.romanceclass.com /miscr/LoveDtl/38197   (152 words)

 Physical attractiveness, evolutionary theory of female physical attractiveness
Physical attractiveness, evolutionary theory of female physical attractiveness
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 Bhakti Yoga
There is no essential difference between a lower form of attraction, for instance the attraction of a mistress for her lover, and a higher form of attraction, such as the attraction of children for the mother.
Love based upon physical attraction, called worldly love, is short-lived, unsatisfactory, and inadequate, because the objects of such love are material forms, which are impermanent and limited.
The primitive man obtains more happiness from physical objects than does an educated man; but he is denied the joy arising from the contemplation of music, philosophy, or science.
www.hinduism.co.za /bhakti.htm   (4978 words)

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