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  • Value Attractiveness And Youth In A Mate
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    Human Mating Game It's a dance as old as the human race. At cocktail lounges and church socials, during office coffee breaks and dinner parties -- most blatantly, perhaps, in the personal ads in newspapers and magazines -- men and women participate in a ritual that has been embedded in our existence since the dawn of man. Beginning at young ages, humans start learning to master the art of attracting someone of the opposite sex, one day hoping to find the perfect mate. Whether it was the physical...
  • Self Rated Facial And Body Attractiveness
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    Body Size, Physical Attractiveness, and Body Image among Young Adult Women: Relationships to Sexual Experience and Sexual Esteem. Introduction: It is hardly necessary to conduct a formal scientific study in order to determine that a woman's physical appearance is an important factor in her ability to attract members of the opposite sex. This idea is nothing new to us. Although the cultural standards of attractiveness have continued to change over the years (Marilyn Monroe vs. Twiggy vs. Cindy Cr...
  • Times One Individual's Attraction
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    Relationships with the individuals around us are key to ones social existence. Personal accounts by people who have been isolated from the outside world serve as a reminder of our dependence on others. What draws us into these "relationships" Studies of interpersonal attraction have concluded that people are attracted mostly to those that they find physically attractive and who are geographically close. The first step to understanding why we are attracted to certain individuals we must first und...
  • Darwins The Descent Of Man
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    Society is ever changing. Both physical and culturally we must adapt to new environments and changing culture. In literature there have been many analyses done on these changes. Two of the most influential of their time were perhaps John Stuart Mills The Subjection of Women, and Charles Darwins The Descent of Man. In examining these two works it is interesting to note the parallel discussions of evolution in society. Mills The Subjection of Women looks at the struggles of society in adapting to ...
  • Emotional And Physical Attraction
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    Lust, desire, love - these are the stages an individual goes through when having a physical and emotional attraction towards someone. However, lust does not always transform itself into a stronger desire or love for that matter. Representative of this are the characters in William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night where physical and emotional relationships result in varying degrees of attraction that never quite reach true love. The physical attraction is what happens to the body when an individual ma...
  • Attractive People Physical Attraction
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    Physically attractive individuals are often viewed more favorably than unattractive people on dimensions that are weakly related or unrelated to physical looks, such as intelligence, sociability, and morality. Our study investigated the role of U.S. films in this "beauty-and-goodness" stereotype. In Study 1, we established that attractive characters were portrayed more favorably than unattractive characters on multiple dimensions (e. g., intelligence, friendliness) across a random sample from 5 ...
  • Same Level Of Physical Attractiveness
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    When it comes to interpersonal attraction and intimate relationships, it is popularly believed that love is what makes the world go round, although Rubin and McNeil (1983) believed it had more to do with liking. They proposed that love, was not an 'intense physical symptom' but that it was a particular sort of attitude that one person has towards another. Dion et al (1972) picked up on this opinion of love being merely an attitude and devised the attractiveness stereotype. He found that photos o...

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