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  • So we guess you like someone, which is either great or absolutely terrible. We have no clue.

  • However, you might be wondering, what are the things that make us attracted to each other? What roles do our brains play?

  • Well, lucky for you, us at Psych2Go got a list of nine comprehensive facts about attraction.

  • First off, you've got to sound and smell like you're bigger and better than you are. You fake your smell and sound until you make it.

  • Studies from the University of Wroclaw - thank you, Poland - held a study about the effects of one's sound and smells into attraction.

  • You can tell a lot about someone from their voice, age, gender, weight, dominance, emotional state, and personality.

  • So, if you sound more attractive, or even more confident, you'll come off that way.

  • Then you have scent, where an androgen steroid, called androstadienone, comes into play.

  • This steroid has an odorless chemical compound which people can smell on each other, which naturally leads to attraction.

  • This actually occurs in body odor.

  • Deodorant still recommended.

  • Secondly, womens' attraction changes throughout menstrual cycle.

  • According to several studies, women are attracted to different things depending on where they are in their menstrual cycles.

  • For example, when they're fertile, women like more masculine features, and vice versa when a woman is not ovulating.

  • Thirdly, men don't value intelligence as much as women,

  • which I think is pretty self-explanatory, but the stats explain that women are more likely to date less-than-average looking men with higher intelligence.

  • However, average women with intelligence being deemed attractive by men, is at a 40%.

  • Four: a study that delved into speed dating found that people who were the most narcissistic, scored higher in attractiveness.

  • So pretty much, because narcissists care so much about their appearance, that translates to them being more attractive.

  • So, number five is really shallow.

  • To stop people from cheating on you, date people in your 'league', or settle for people who are traditionally less attractive than you are.

  • Which, again, SUPER shallow,

  • but studies from Harvard showed, that people who felt more attractive than their partners felt less satisfied, and felt like they needed more and cheated more.

  • Number six: opposites attract.

  • A study found that people are attracted to a different genetic blueprint than their own,

  • which lies in our HLA complex, which is crucial to our immune system.

  • So, supposedly, we can sense each others' HLA complexes through smell, and opposing complexes lead to sexual attraction.

  • Number seven: a study found that beards are hot, and women think a full beard is hubby material, while a little bit of stubble is great for one night stands.

  • Over to eight: it's better to be weird in pick-up lines.

  • A unique metaphor like, 'your smile is a sea of flowers', is better than 'you're pretty', because it shows that you have some creativity and intelligence.

  • Finally, women are attracted to people who are like their brothers,

  • which is pretty much an offshoot of us being attracted to people who remind us of our parents.

  • So that's all from us at Psych2Go and our nine facts on attraction and psychology.

  • 'Til next time!

  • Still, wear some deoderant.

So we guess you like someone, which is either great or absolutely terrible. We have no clue.

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9 Facts About Attraction

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    Liang Chen posted on 2018/10/04
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