When it comes to the physical form of our significant others, what do men expect? What do we want? What do we care about, and what doesn't matter to us at all?
We've read enough "online dating dos and don'ts" lists to know that harping on your worst qualities won't get you very far in the virtual search for love. Instead, you're supposed to highlight the characteristics that make you unique and intriguing to potential suitors.
Come on, just admit to it: You want to date that guy who all the girls gawk at when he walks into a room; the guy who's so painfully gorgeous that every time you look at him, you think to yourself: "I totally scored on this one." You do, you do — even if you don't realize it.
On dating websites, users choose their profile pictures based on their best features; they highlight what they'd most like potential love interests to notice. A new study, however, found that the real meat and potatoes of a person's online dating profile — you know, the actual content — is just as effective at conveying attractiveness as their picture.
It's self-esteem month here at YourTango. Isn't it time to love yourself a little more, knotty hair and all? According to a new Dove survey, only 7% of women love their hair, and 20% have skipped a social function because of a bad hair day. Wha?!
There are some truths to the age-old adage, "blondes have more fun." Studies have shown that the lighter-haired women of the world are often rated as more attracted, younger and healthier looking than brunettes. Blondes also tend to earn more money and marry richer.
A new study shows that wearing makeup can make women appear more attractive, competent, likeable and trustworthy. Although the results sound legit, we can't help but notice that the study was done by Procter & Gamble, who own CoverGirl, Max Factor, Lacoste Fragrances and more. You do the math! But check it out for yourself and let us know if you agree...
Looks. It's one of the most interesting and controversial topics related to relationships. You have those individuals who say looks are very important and you have those who say looks aren't important because "it's what is on the inside that matters." So, who is right? If I have to pick, I'm going to side with those who say that looks are important. But before you start calling me a chauvinistic pig who only cares about how hot a woman is, hear me out.
Very few things are as confusing as the link between what we think is beautiful, our self-image and our sexuality. What each of us perceives as beautiful or sexy is as varied as what you might eat for dinner. The biggest myth about finding love is that there is some perfect set of rules that leads to success. And this is just not true. No one is perfect. Pretty people and plain people alike struggle to find love and no one is immune to fears about ending up alone.
Everyone knows that in a relationship, attraction goes well beyond physical traits. In a massive new survey of more than 20,000 men and women, YourTango teamed up with Glo.com and Chemistry.com to find out just how much power physical and non-physical traits hold over attraction within a relationship.
You would think that every woman would know how to get ready for a date. And there are many who have perfected this task. But you would be surprised, many women don’t put all that much effort into looking good, especially on a first date. Many have given up and just don’t feel like it, even when they have a date! Others are so entrenched in their negative self talk that they don’t even notice that they are not putting their best self forward.
When we're living our best lives, it's easier for others to fall in love with us, or to feel happier with the life they're sharing with us. But how do you know how to find that ideal, authentic version of yourself? We asked three experts to share their tips. Here, YourTango Experts provide practical advice on making peace with your looks.