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What Makes Someone Attractive?

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Introduction

How do you define attractive? Does it depend on the person or their characteristics? Many factors make someone attractive, including physical and personality traits. Let’s examine what makes someone physically attractive and how you can incorporate these traits into your own life to become more attractive yourself. You might be surprised at what truly makes someone beautiful!

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The Science Behind Attraction

As much as we’d like to believe that being attractive is based on things we can control, such as how we dress or how nice of a person we are, research has found that people are attracted to others for reasons beyond their control. Scientists have found that who you’re attracted to is partially due to genetics—in other words, there’s a good chance you may be drawn to someone without knowing why. So then what makes someone physically desirable? The answer is complex and very interesting: physical attraction can come from a combination of factors including facial symmetry and eye shape, body language, and even how one smells! Most importantly: just because science says it’s mostly out of your hands doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try to dress attractively—you don’t want anyone with poor eyesight giving up after a few minutes.

Looks Matter

If you look good, you’ll feel good. You’ll carry yourself with confidence and command attention from those around you. That said, being attractive isn’t just about your looks—it’s about making sure you’re healthy and taking care of yourself so that your skin is as radiant as possible. To appear as attractive as possible, follow these tips.

• Wash your face every morning before going to work or school. This can help remove impurities on top of leaving you feeling refreshed for when you step out into the day.

• Get a full eight hours of sleep every night – our appearance tends to suffer when we’re tired or stressed due to fatigue. Plus, it will leave you looking rested and fresh in comparison to other people who go without proper rest at night! • Wash up in between meals – we tend to get grease on our hands throughout daily activities; use soap at least two times a day after lunch and dinner when washing up again for work or school!

• Make an effort to smile often, which can make you feel happier and more confident, making your appearance appear more attractive over time.

• Cut back on alcohol intake – while it’s okay to have one drink per night with friends, be aware that more than that can leave you bloated and affect your skin tone negatively.

• Quit smoking cigarettes, as it has been shown to cause yellowing of teeth along with other negative effects. If you need help quitting, ask your doctor about using nicotine patches or gum (if available).

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• Cut back on caffeine intake, especially if consumed in large amounts.

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Personality Counts

When you meet someone new, your immediate reaction might be to focus on their appearance. And that's okay! It's normal to want to make a good first impression, but there is more to attractiveness than what you see on the surface. Remember that a person’s attitude, personality, and sense of humor can have a big impact on how attractive they seem. After all, looks aren't everything. When choosing someone as a potential mate, remember that characteristics like honesty, kindness, and intelligence are just as important (if not more so) than physical attributes. Look past appearances and try to get to know people in a meaningful way—you never know where true love might lead! If a beautiful face isn't enough to catch your eye, maybe it's time to upgrade your dating profile photo or profile description by updating it with something funny or thoughtful. See what works for you, and give dating another shot; there are plenty of people out there who may not look like Adonis but could still become Mrs. Right! Once you've found someone who checks off all those boxes and also makes your heart skip a beat, keeps working at relationships through actions rather than words. Actions speak louder than words; if he means it when he says he loves you, then demonstrate that through simple acts such as picking up his favorite snacks or seeing his band play without him asking for it.

Who’s Attracted To Whom

Humans are visually stimulated creatures and it’s important to remember that attraction isn’t solely about someone’s physical appearance. A person’s attractiveness is subjective and can vary depending on who you ask. Additionally, our attraction to someone may be influenced by pheromones, hormones, or even our genetics. For example, if a friend tells you she thinks a guy is hot or that she thinks his muscles are sexy, it could be due to her body recognizing certain traits in him (his strong jawline) as appealing since they relate to similar features on her family members. In other words, attractiveness might not have anything to do with a person’s looks—it could be linked more closely with how they make us feel

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It All Depends on your Social Context

Recent research by psychologists Michael Haselhuhn and Dilip Soman shows that our perception of attractiveness has a lot to do with how others around us view certain individuals. So while you might be attracted to an individual because of their good looks, your neighbor might have a different take on their physical appearance, which could make them appear unattractive. And while social contexts play a key role in our perception of beauty, some fundamental things make people attractive regardless of these external factors (or standards if you will). For example, psychological traits such as extraversion tend to be attractive across most cultures and contexts; people who are outgoing and friendly tend to be seen as more physically attractive than those who are introverted or unfriendly. However, being polite doesn’t always mean being truly kind. It's important not to confuse kindness with politeness. Kindness is a more basic human virtue rooted in compassion and empathy for fellow human beings whereas politeness refers to manners alone—politeness can exist without kindness, but true kindness cannot exist without politeness.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Ghulam Nabi Memon

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