Posts tagged "attraction"

Dater X: I’m Going To Have To Say No To “Fuck Yes Or No”

Earlier this week, a friend of mine sent me an article by Mark Manson titled "Fuck Yes or No," with a simple directive: "Read this." Since it had the word 'fuck' in it, I was obviously sold, considering the F-bomb has been my favorite word since I was old enough to pronounce consonants. The piece…

By: Dater X / December 17, 2014

Make It Stop: “I’ve Never Had A Boyfriend & I’m Rarely Attracted To Anyone”

I'm 28, and have never have a boyfriend, and I do not find attraction in other people. I won't say that I *can't* find attraction in people, because there have been a handful of guys that I've fallen head-over-heels for, but of course, those endeavors have never amounted to anything. I get crushes maybe once…

By: Anna Goldfarb / December 5, 2014

Heads Up, Guys: This Is How You Should Dance If You Want To Turn Women On

Attention, guys. Being a good dancer is all in the neck and the right knee, says a new study done at Northumbria University. Researchers used 3D cameras to film 19 guys between the ages of 18 and 35 dancing. The dudes' moves were then turned into animated avatars and shown to 35 straight women to…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 19, 2014

The 16 Stages Of Having A Crush On Someone (In GIFs!)

Crushes don’t happen right away, they evolve over time. Here are the 16 stages you’ll go through before finding true love (or at least something like it for the time being).

By: Miri Rosen / October 12, 2013

5 Insignificant Things That Determine If Someone Likes You

Anyone who has ever been unpopular, which we're thinking is approximately all of you, knows how unfair the system can seem -- it's all about looks and money and some indefinable coolness that some lucky bastards are just born with. Well, we have good news and bad news. The good news is that there are…

By: Cracked / October 21, 2012

Sleepy & Stupid: Key Qualities Men Look For In One Night Stands

Ladies, if you've ever wondered why you're always heading home from the bar alone, the answer could be depressingly simple: you are too intelligent and alert. Slate.com has a really fascinating piece about an article soon to be published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior about "sexual exploitability," or how the male of the specie…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 29, 2012

The 6 Types Of Attraction

Seriously, I wish someone would have taught me about the six types of attraction way earlier in my life. Like when I was nine. So I would have known the difference between my Squishes and my Crushes. It would have saved me so much trouble. I think I am going to start referring to all…

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 2, 2012

More Than Half Of Women Are Attracted To Other Women, Says Study

Lez-be-honest, you know it's true: over half of all women are attracted to other gals, according to a study at Boise State University of Idaho. In a poll given to 484 students of varying sexual orientations, 60 percent of the female participants claimed "some level of attraction to other women," 45 percent had kissed another…

By: Stefanie Blejec / October 21, 2011

Guy Talk: How Professional Women Can Objectify Men (And Why Waitresses Don’t)

Fact: women are too often judged solely on their appearance, and treated differently based on how they measure up to men’s ideas of what they should look like. This much is obvious, and I’m sure the majority of us here applaud the women who stood up and continue to stand up to this offensive treatment…

By: Mark D. White / July 15, 2011

Girl Talk: I Like Dating Shorter Guys

This might surprise you, but I didn’t find out until recently that most women do not feel the same way as me when it comes to loving vertically challenged men. When most women find out about my preference for smooching shorties, it’s usually met with crinkled noses and “I could never” or “gross” or the…

By: Anna Goldfarb / June 9, 2011

Why Women Prefer Bad Boys

A new study done at the University of British Columbia may explain our penchant for bad boys. No, it's not because they treat us like crap. Phew, that theory has always really irked me. It's all in their smile, or rather, lack thereof. Researchers found that women ranked images of men "brooding" far more sexually…

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 25, 2011

Guys Are More Into Our Hair Than Our Boobs

Forget about your outfit, your makeup, or your breasts. A new survey done by Pantene found that dudes are pretty much obsessed with our hair. About three-fourths of men said they notice a woman because of her locks. In fact, most men notice hair before our clothes, our legs, our makeup, or our breasts. Yup,…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 11, 2011

How Do You Know You Really Like Someone?

One of the things I've been thinking about during this drinking/dating/sex sabbatical of mine is how you know you actually like someone. I've come to realize that in addition to being an extreme emotions junkie, I'm what Dr. Drew might call a "love-a-holic." A motivating factor in my desire to sleep with someone is for…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 31, 2011

Dater X: Feeling Attracted To Someone Who Isn’t That Attractive

What I'm about to say isn't going to make you love me. It isn't PC, and it certainly wouldn't get high marks from the judges in a beauty pageant question and answer round. It is shallow, and a thing that none of us are supposed to say. But it is also honest: Looks matter to…

By: Dater X / December 7, 2010

How To Get A Man’s Attention

Here's the scenario: you meet a new guy and within the first 10 seconds you know whether you're attracted to each other or not. Happens all the time, right? But what you may not realize is that within those first ten seconds, the guy is spending half that time checking out a specific feature of…

By: Wendy Atterberry / November 29, 2010

Research Says Tilt Your Head To Attract A Mate

In our relationship study of the day, researchers from University of Newcastle, Australia have discovered that attractiveness is all in the tilt of a head. OK, maybe it's not all in the tilt of a head, but research indicates that women and men can make themselves more attractive to the opposite sex by angling their…

By: Wendy Atterberry / November 23, 2010

For One-Night Stands: Men Are Into A Hot Bod, Not A Pretty Face

Attraction is complicated – it’s about his personality, how he smiles, how he moves, and so much more. But in that first initial encounter it’s all about the face, right? Well, this may come as the no-duh news of the week, but for dudes it depends. A recent psychology study out of the University of

By: Joanne Hinkel / August 27, 2010

Men Only Need A Millisecond To Decide They Want Us

A new study shows that dudes only need a millisecond to determine if they want a woman as a potential mate. Translation: they know if they want to sleep with you before you even open your mouth. The study mapped the brain waves of 20 men and women when shown the faces of potential partner…

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 11, 2010

OKCupid Will Now Tell You How Attractive You Are

Creeeeeepy. The online dating site OKCupid just sent an email informing me in the subject line, "we have data on your attractiveness." Data? Really? So, of course I clicked on it and their email told me that based on a three-year-old photo (many pounds and a haircut ago) of me that I used on my…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 20, 2010

Some Names Are Hotter Than Others

Yesterday, a guy friend of mine was telling me about a dude he knows who I might want to do a story on. He said the guy's name was Hunter and gave me some other interesting tidbits about him, to which I replied, "He sounds hot!" My friend didn't get how I had deduced that…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 19, 2010
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