16 Ways Feeling Irresistible Benefits Your Relationship

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Love, Self

Feeling confident, healthy and attractive are the keys to a happy relationship.

8. Men and women both like butts (we cannot lie!) When asked which body part respondents' current or past partners preferred, the greatest percentage of both sexes chose their backside, followed by their lips/smile.

9. Perfume and mascara are the most irresistible beauty products. The majority of respondents favored perfume as their go-to beauty product for feeling irresistible. Mascara came in second, eyeliner/eye shadow third, and lipstick/lip gloss was fourth, followed by bronzer and blush. In other words, keep it simple.

10. The mirror tells us a great deal. When measuring our physical beauty, our own perception of what we look like is generally the most important. Half of respondents reported "how I feel when I look in the mirror" most affected how they viewed their own physical beauty, while 23 percent said "how I feel about myself on the inside trumps any external sign of beauty." Just under a fifth of respondents said they judged their physical beauty based on "compliments/the attention I receive," and 9 percent chose "the number on the scale/how my clothes fit."

11. Contrary to popular belief, being content in a relationship doesn't make you fat. We asked respondents if they're likely to gain weight, lose weight or "stay the same" when content in a relationship. Sixty-one percent said they stay the same weight, while just under a quarter of respondents tend to gain weight, and a lucky 16 percent lose weight when they are happy in love.

12. One-third of women would change their appearance for a partner. Fifty-seven percent of respondents said they would only change their appearance if they agreed with their partner about the need for a change, but 35 percent would act on it even if they disagreed with their partner. Eight percent insisted it was unlikely they'd make any change whatsoever.

13. Compliments are key to a healthy relationship. Just over one-third of respondents said, "I have the most confidence in my relationship when my partner/spouse compliments me/tells me how he or she feels about me." A close second, 32.5 percent, reported feeling the most confidence in their relationship when their partner/spouse "really listens to me/gives me his or her full attention." 

Twenty percent reported that a spouse/partner's inability to "keep his/her hands off me" most instilled confidence for them, while 13.5 percent chose "doing something selfless for me, like cleaning the house when it's not his/her turn." Just under 1 percent reported that receiving a really great gift is what gives their relationship the biggest confidence boost—we hope they're just kidding!