Physical attractiveness in dating
Gender differences, however, did emerge in the subjects' estimates of the effects of these characteristics on their attraction.
Contrary to sex role stereotypes, males and females were similarly affected by these partner characteristics.Before I continue, let me elaborate on the physical/non-physical issue, because it’s critical to every point I have to make. (Since I like tall women and the smarter the better, I feel sorry for those guys.) As the Nancy Etcoff book I cited in my last post makes clear, many women care to the core of their DNA about a man’s financial stability. I wish you the best, but I’m not raising another guy’s children. No matter what we might want to tell ourselves about how we’re above shallow considerations of beauty, there are things that we can’t get past and if you don’t believe me I’ll prove it to you. I’ve known guys who, if I trusted them, would set me up with a transvestite ex-con just for the fun of it.) Do you have a best girlfriend who, when she says “you’ll love him,” does so with enough understanding of who you are that you believe her?