Types of Physical Attraction Between Couples

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Types of Physical Attraction Between Couples
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Physical attraction is an important factor in dating, courtship and long into a marriage. It's not only looks but also body language and grooming. When a person is physically attracted the body will show signs such as the eyes dilating and the lips and cheeks and lips becoming rosy.

Body Language

One type of physical attraction appears in body language. Body language can convey interest, confidence and openness to the other person. If a person appears to lack confident and be closed off, this will decrease the level of physical attraction in most cases.. The opposite occurs if another person's body comes closer to your personal space or touches this indicates that they are attracted and interested.

Grooming Behaviors

Being well groomed and maintained will increase physical attractiveness. Among couples, if the one is physically attracted to another he will demonstrate good grooming behaviours to keep her interested and attracted. Although some men may not be concerned with their grooming behaviours, if they are physically attracted they will show interest in their partner's by noticing a new hair cut or colour, whitened teeth, or pretty make up.


People tend to be more physically attracted to others who have similar physical characteristics. So someone who has brown hair and brown eyes is more likely to be attracted to another person with brown hair and brown eyes than someone with blond hair and blue eyes. Also people of like attractiveness tend to be attracted to one another. Therefore someone who is less attractive is more likely to be drawn to another person who is less attractive and the same applies to a person who is more attractive. Attitude is another similarity that leads to attractiveness and is best demonstrated through body language.

Sexual Attraction

Sexual attraction, or sex appeal, is another way that physical attraction can portray itself. Sexual attraction does not only include being interested in someone based upon looks but also includes unexpected characteristics that cause attraction like face shape, voice pitch and biochemical pheromones. All of these factors singly or combined create a sexual attraction towards another person.

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