Physical attraction dating

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Physical attractiveness is the degree to which a person's physical features are considered aesthetically pleasing or beautiful.The term often implies sexual attractiveness or desirability, but can also be distinct from either.It is one of our most powerful mate selection criteria.Much of e Harmony’s philosophy regarding relationships has to do with placing physical attraction lower on our list of selection criteria, because when looking at “long-term” relationship success, physical attraction doesn’t rank very high.And those that do almost never share it with another soul.As human beings, we are made to feel physical attraction.

I don’t trust an online-only system to accomplish this, although a good algorithm might be able to help the human matchmaker narrow the field and generate some possibilities. I’m not bitching about my own situation or soliciting advice on how I can make OK Cupid work for me.

Physical attraction is far simpler, and far less sustainable than emotional attraction.

It is more of a one-sided attraction (at least the way men feel it).

This notion is reinforced constantly by our media and leads to large numbers of shallow, dysfunctional and ultimately failed relationships.

Having said all that, we do believe that physical attraction is germane to a healthy, successful relationship and discourage relationships between two people who get along great, appear to be compatible and yet have no “spark.” Building a great relationship without the excitement and attraction that comes from Little Physical Attraction = Deal Breaker? Remember, a “great person” is not a “great person for you” unless they meet your needs and desires in a partner.

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