How important is physical attraction to you?
Many sociologists believe that attraction is based upon physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and social qualities. Each is equally important. So, for this reason, it should account for at least twenty% of the overall attraction.
Physical attraction does have an impact on our body-image, self-esteem and confidence. We want to be physically attractive to our partners, and we want to be attracted to our partner. According to a Masters and Johnson sex study, participants were actually more worried whether their partners would find them attractive, than whether they'd find their partners attractive. This did impact their sexual performace. Futher studies indicated that sexual performance can impact the overall relationship.
As a species, humans are probably least interested in physical appearance. If you consider species, such as the butterfly, those who aren't perfectly symmet ...more