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Common Psychological Reasons Why Someone Looks More Attractive to Us

Psychology Reasons Behind Attraction

When you find someone attractive, do you ever wonder why it happens? What makes them so good looking to you? Well, worry not, we have all the answers. To make things easier for you, we have compiled the most common traits that make someone more attractive to us. Maybe, you can even embrace a few if you are trying to impress a crush. So, what are they? Take a look.

Smell 

Even the most good looking person can make you look the other way if they don’t smell good. The smell is one of the most common yet important traits that makes someone attractive to us. The key here is to not use an overpowering scent but keeping it subtle and also fresh. But, we are not just talking about perfumes. According to a study carried out in 2013, we don’t know the role of pheromones in our system, but it can carry a certain smell through sweat and certain smells simply make the other person come out as more attractive. That’s one of the reasons why we cherish the old clothes of our loved ones because it carries their scent.

Pupils 

Did you know? We consider people with large pupils a tad bit more attractive because it makes us believe that they are interested in us. Why do we feel so? Because pupils can change their size and become bigger when the emotion involved is happiness and attraction. So, people with large pupils make us feel comforted, which is one of the reasons for the attraction.

Being Kind 

Attitude is everything and having the right attitude makes one attracted to you. And, that’s where kindness comes in. When you display kindness, it automatically puts you on the radar of the person you are trying to impress. However, don’t fake it as that would be the biggest mistake you could ever make. Be yourself and if you wish, cultivate kindness in you.

Well-Groomed 

When we say well-groomed, we are not asking you to get ready like a movie star day in and day out, but carrying yourself well is a criterion. When you pay attention to your clothes, shoes, and make-up, and put yourself together well, it makes the right impression. However, make sure you don’t go overboard. If you look unattainable, you will have the opposite effect. So, always take good care of yourself. After all, we take care of those we love and if you cannot love yourself, how can you completely love another?

Face Symmetry 

According to research, it is seen that we lean more towards people with an asymmetrical face because it is easier on our visual receptors and we connect them with good genes. So, go ahead, check, maybe the reason he or she is your crush is because of their facial structure and nothing more!

Hormones

Well, sometimes you can blame it on hormones. It is seen in research that men who have high testosterone levels might find women with more feminine faces more attractive. However, the feeling might not be reciprocated because men with high testosterone levels might not seem more good looking to the woman, so there’s that.

Also, another hormone called serotonin, which is commonly known as the happy hormone plays a role here. When you spend time with someone whose company you enjoy and there are constant touches in between, this hormone gets released making you feel more attracted to that particular person. So, at times like these, make sure you are attracted to your crush not just because of this. And, if you are looking to impress, all you need to do is be a great company.

Voice 

Did you know? According to a study, women found men with low voices more attractive, especially just before they start ovulating. And, even in general, voice makes an impact. When you find somebody’s voice extremely appealing, you also start looking at them differently.

Opposites Do Attract 

There is something called the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) where a part of our immune system tends to recognize the foreign molecules, reducing the dangers associated with mating. So, although it’s a biological reaction, this is one of the reasons why we opposites attract. Also, we are looking for something different and exciting in our lives, so, when you meet someone your opposite, they can make up for all that you haven’t experienced in life.

Taste 

Did you know? One kiss transfers about 80 million bacteria. Yes, that’s correct. But despite everything, people still kiss. Why? Because kissing releases oxytocin, which is also known as the love hormone, but taste plays the main part here. It is the taste of a person that makes you want to continue kissing them, further enhancing the attraction.

So, these were a few psychological facts that make us attracted to someone. Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

 

Nupur Awasthi

Writer. Feminist. Ambivert. Prefers animals and good books to humans!

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