These positive personality traits are associated not only with higher physical attraction but also social attraction—a key factor in choosing a long-term partner. For one, research has shown men are more sensitive to sexual infidelity than women (likely for evolutionary reasons—they want to be sure their offspring is actually theirs!
This isn't to say you need to put on a happy face 24/7, but if you focus on being friendly, and are open to meeting new people, it's a win-win. ), and are more likely to end a relationship after a partner is unfaithful than women.
Eavesdrop on any pre-date pep talk, and you'll probably hear the typical woman-to-woman dating advice: Play it cool, do your hair like this—and whatever you do, don't wear that.
Most women assume that great looks is all that matters to make a guy swoon and fall head over heels in love.How to do it: Listen closely and ask questions, Page suggests."It's like an aphrodisiac, and will cause the other person to find you more attractive."Also, consider body language.Research shows that bodily movements, controlled by the limbic system in our brain, are particularly important for romance, because that part of our brain is also responsible for our feelings of love (fascinating, right? Focus on positive body language: leaning in toward the other person, smiling, and keeping eye contact, suggests Jeremy Nicholson, Ph.D., author of Beauty really is more than skin deep.No matter how perfect your relationship is, fights happen. Talk about the issue, watch your words, and try to use "I" statements ("I feel disregarded when you're late to events") rather than blaming "you" statements ("You are Finally: Your obsession with Harry Potter or that passion for tap dancing pay off.But there are four fighting styles, known in psychology as the four horseman of divorce, which signal a relationship is doomed, says Sean Horan, Ph. They are: criticism, defensiveness, contempt, and stonewalling, or becoming non-responsive—the most damaging behavior of all, research shows. "A woman's unique hobbies, skills, and interests can make her more attractive as a relationship partner," Nicholson says.[Read: Questions you shouldn’t ask your man] #1 A gorgeous woman Now don’t get us wrong, looks are pretty high in the wishlist of things that men want in a woman.But a drop dead gorgeous woman doesn’t really have to be born with a perfectly chiseled face and body crafted by the hands of the big guy on top when he’s high.The problem: Traditional dating advice has been leading us on a wild goose chase, one that leads away from the possibility of real, healthy love, says Ken Page, the author of .Relationships are built on authenticity and connection, he explains. "No articles are giving advice on how to be 'nice,' even though we'd all be so much better off simply being kind rather than spending hours in front of the mirror," says Page.