We all know that men are attracted to attractive women. But we might have been wrong about what exactly they’re responding to. It’s not all long legs, shiny hair, hourglass curves—according to a study out of Monmouth University, personality can make a big difference in whether someone finds you aesthetically pleasing.
Personality and your ability to relate to the other person is much more important for long-term relationship quality and stability. Really what we should do is weigh personality much more strongly and appearance much less. The best relationships are between romantic partners who are first and foremost best friends. Determining that level of compatibility takes time.
Food for thought…
“Research suggests that what you say you want (e.g., someone who is smart and funny) may not translate into who you end up with (e.g., someone who is not smart or particularly funny, but is hot),” says Dr. Lewandowski.