25 Captivating Facts About Human Attraction and Natural Beauty

Do looks really matter in life? Do good-looking people have an advantage in everyday life and society? These are two questions that many people are afraid to answer honestly, even though deep inside most of us know the answer: Looks do matter. Our appearance is in many ways our main market value when it comes to human attraction and relationships and despite sounding like a cliché, good looks will in most cases open doors that would otherwise remain closed. In a few cases, good looks could become a disadvantage, but these exceptions just reinforce the rule.

In a highly superficial and competitive society that worships and values good looks as pointed to in film and TV, the fashion industry, and numerous beauty pageants where beauty is pretty much the only criterion to advancement, being attractive is definitely a gift from nature. But you might be wondering: How have so many average-looking people made it to the top in their fields, when in some of these areas looks are particularly important? Well, hopefully the list of 25 Captivating Facts About Human Attraction and Natural Beauty below will help you see that looks might be of value but aren’t everything.


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Men are more attracted to women whose bone structure is similar to that of their mother’s. Researchers call this “sexual imprinting,” which means that faces we find attractive as adults are usually the ones we were used to seeing when we were children.

mother and sonSource: spinfold.com, Image: pixabay.com

People may look more attractive when someone is drunk because the drunk person is less likely to notice the asymmetry of a face.

beer-glassesSource: http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/06/people-look-attractive-youre-drinking/, Image: commons.wikimedia.org

Women perceive men with beards as having “the biological and social qualities that would enhance their value as husbands” and also consider them “more potent and more active, suggesting virility as well as physical attractiveness.”

handsome-man-with-beardSource: Looks: Why They Matter More Than You Ever Imagined, Image: https://pixabay.com/en/man-beard-eyes-handsome-madel-657869/

According to most online dating sites, it seems that women are most concerned with a potential partner’s height, while men are more concerned with their potential date’s weight.

online-datingImage: https://pixabay.com/en/man-woman-love-dating-email-949058/

Humans usually agree on who is and isn’t attractive, regardless of race, ethnicity, and culture. Researchers have noticed that attraction is not merely in the eye of the beholder, but that there are universal standards of attractiveness.

attractive-womanSource: Looks: Why They Matter More Than You Ever Imagined, Image: https://www.pexels.com/photo/lady-female-woman-girl-59657/

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