We all know that men are attracted to attractive women.
But we might have been wrong about what exactly they're responding to.
The Pew Research Center’s recent report on racial attitudes in the U.
S., finds that an overwhelming majority of Millennials, regardless of race, say they would be fine with a family member’s marriage to someone of a different racial or ethnic group.
Asked about particular groups to which they do not belong, Millennials are about equally accepting of marriage to someone in any of the groups tested: Roughly nine-in-ten say they would be fine with a family member’s marriage to an African American (88%), a Hispanic American (91%), an Asian American (93%) or a white American (92%).
Personality and your ability to relate to the other person is much more important for long-term relationship quality and stability.
MC: Do you feel like the study is a good indication that we should give someone we're not 100 percent attracted to a second chance?
GL: When forming an initial impression of looks, it is 100 percent physical.
In other words, personality plays a big role not only in interpersonal chemistry (how well you can hold a conversation in a bar or how well you respond to a date emotionally) but in actually altering how attractive someone thinks you are.
MC: What do you think your study should inform us about our dating profiles? Lewandowski: Especially for women, I'd suggest that they emphasize traits that are not suggestive of physical features in any way.