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One would assume that the plain, even homely, people out there are for all intents and purposes, shit out of luck. In fact, the attractiveness of physical looks changes rather drastically over time.
If you’re not blessed with Tyson Beckford’s smile, Ryan Gosling’s dreamy eyes and Brad Pitt’s abs, you may as well just hope to find someone who’s willing to put up with you in order to avoid a life of desperate loneliness, right? While being stunningly good looking helps with than appearance.
In their piece in the New York Times Eastwick and Hunt write: For one of our studies, we recruited 129 heterosexual individuals across several small undergraduate classes.
These individuals indicated, at both the beginning and the end of the semester, the extent to which the opposite-sex students in their class possessed a set of desirable qualities.
Because they’re good looking, they’re seen as being more trustworthy, kinder and smarter – all very attractive traits to have.
It becomes preferable to you because it’s familiar.
So if you’re not the best looking man around, let’s talk a little about how one goes about building attraction over time.