A new DatingAdvice.com study shows that just 1 in 10 Americans ranked looks as the top factor they seek in a partner. Surprisingly, respondents said common interests, sense of humor and even morality outweighed physical attraction when choosing a partner.
Are the other 9 in 10 respondents lying to themselves? You tell us.
Check out the original study to see how the findings compare to past research and how top experts interpret the results. For those who love pretty pictures, this infographic sums it all up quite nicely:
"The most important sign of attraction is mutual eye contact," says Palmer, who is also a spokesperson for the American Psychological Association. "This is a brief glance, initially. It is not a stare, because staring is hostile." If a woman glances at a guy and he notices, he'll probably glance back. In turn, the woman will probably look again, and if he's interested, he'll look again. This repeated volleying of eye contact is an indication of mutual interest and can lead to more body signals.
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