7 surprising facts about sexual attraction you need to know.

By on October 3, 2017

Ever wondered why we are sexually attracted to certain people? The factors can range from biological, psychological to socio-environmental ones.

We’re attracted to people who look like us
A study revealed that heterosexual men and women asked to rate the attractiveness of different faces. Turns out the participants were attracted to pictures of their own face that had been digitally contorted into the opposite sex.

We’re attracted to people who remind us of our parents
We are often attracted to people who remind us of our parents. One such study found that people born to older parents also seem to prefer older adults as partners.

Alcohol alters your perception of attractiveness

If you’re drunk you’re probably rating people higher than you would on the attractiveness scale. The drunker you get, the higher you rate people as attractive.

Playing hard to get makes you more attractive for a long-term relationship

People who are not available off the bat are more attractive to folks who are looking for a long-term relationship. You need to be available ‘on-demand’ if you’re looking for casual sex.

Simple pick-up lines are more arousing to women

People prefer simple pick-up lines like “Hello, my name is…”. Creepy statements like “hey baby, you should be with me” are just simply off-putting.

Women in red clothing are more attractive to heterosexual men

Men prefer women in red clothing, apparently because woman’s bodies naturally develop a red/pink hue during sexual arousal. Theorist claim that men have evolved into become aroused by their colour.

Women who smile more are perceived attractive, while it is the other way round for men
A study revealed that while a woman’s smile made them more attractive to the opposite sex, men who don’t smile as much were deemed as hot as compared to men who smiled a lot.

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