The Strange Science Of Sexual Attraction
Attraction, like romantic love, works in mysterious ways.
While we’d like to think that we know why a particular person catches our eye, there are a number of invisible forces at work in determine which members of the opposite sex we become interested in — and which ones we don’t.
Of course, there are a number of factors that go into who we choose to be with, including personality traits, interests and values and physical appearance. But when it comes to immediate, knee-jerk physical attraction, we often can’t pinpoint why exactly we’re drawn to someone. Even as scientific research has shed more light on the factors that contribute to our selection of a sexual mate, the biology of attraction is complex and not yet fully understood — and it doesn’t help that attraction is particularly difficult to replicate in a lab.
So what really is happening when the sight of a hot guy or girl makes us instantly swoon? Human biology and evolutionary psychology has some answers.
Here are some of the subtle but powerful factors that may help determine who we’re attracted to.
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