Posts tagged "attraction"

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…

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 19, 2010

Old And Fat Are In During Recessions

Get ready to eat, drink, and age naturally because two new studies show that old and fat are in vogue during times of economic hardship. Well, not exactly “old” but “mature” and not exactly fat but “taller and heavier.” The two studies, one using American movie actresses from 1932 to 1995, the other surveying Playboy

Ami Angelowicz / April 12, 2010

Chubby, Stubby Geeks? The Secret Guy “Types” Women Confess They Love

What’s your type? Tall, dark and handsome, with a good sense of humor? Yeah, right.

According to a new poll, women may say that’s what they want, but what they really get hot for is a slightly chunky, hairy guy with a propensity to cry during movies. Or so 2,500 women told one…

Lemondrop / February 28, 2010

Curvy Women Are Like A Drug To Men

Mystery solved! No reason to get annoyed when your dude acts like a slobbering lunatic when he sees chicks like Marilyn Monroe, Christina Hendricks, or Beyonce. His brain just thinks he’s high. A new study shows that looking at an hourglass figure can activate the same part of the brain as drugs or alcohol i…

Ami Angelowicz / February 24, 2010

6 Things Attracting You To Dudes

Did you know men are attracting you in ways of which you may not be aware? Say it ain’t so! “6 Ways You Can (Accidentally) Attract the Ladies” reveals it’s what you didn’t suspect that’s drawing you to the opposite sex. Thought you were looking for a hot guy? Wrong. You’re in the market for…

Susannah Breslin / November 28, 2009

Girl Talk: What Happens When You’re Just Not Into An Amazing Guy?

Aren’t we single ladies always on the quest to find the perfect man? Just yesterday, I was on that quest. And then I met him. For the sake of this post, let’s call this perfect man John. John is smart, nice, good-looking, Jewish (which matters a lot to my mother), and would spoil me rotte…

Justine Fields / October 2, 2009

Mate Poaching: Single Girls Are More Interested In Taken Men

Some men skip from relationship to relationship, never once staying single, because they always have a girl waiting in the wings. We tend to hate these guys, but it might be our fault they exist. Social psychologists at Oklahoma State University published a report in the current issue of Journal of Experimental Social Psychology o…

Catherine Strawn / August 12, 2009

Roadtest: Can Pheromone-Laced Beauty Products Get You Laid?

Have you ever dated someone who smelled really hot? Not good, mind you—but hot, like sex in a sniffable form. There’s a scientific explanation for this phenomenon—it’s caused by pheromones, hormones we all secrete that shout to the opposite sex, “Hey you! I want to get naked now!”

Last week, the New York

Scientific Study: Do You Have What Men Want?

Let’s get science-y. I read this study today about how women can be attracted to a number of different things, physically. (I am assuming this study was done in the US or some western European country). Men, on the other hand, are attracted to mainly the same things and no, the answer is not “vagina&#8221… / June 30, 2009

Do Opposites Really Attract?

You like the movies, and he likes TV. You make the bed, and he steals the covers. You take two steps forward, and he takes two steps back. But you come together because opposites attract. Right? Not exactly. Despite the success of Paula Abdul’s catchy 1989 hit, the complexities of human attraction continue to befuddle… / May 3, 2009

10 Signs He’s Just That Into You

Sometimes it’s difficult to tell the difference between a guy that is just being nice and one that is totally into you. Sure, we women have a tendency to over-analyze everything (did you see “He’s Just Not That Into You“?!), but that usually happens after we’re dating the guy. So how do you know for…

Annika Harris / February 26, 2009

Head Over Heels: The Physical Effects of Falling in Love

I like to think of myself as a logical, control-my-own destiny kind of girl. I think most of my friends see themselves as equally levelheaded. But recently a friend was describing the physical sensations she gets when she meets someone that she really likes — butterflies, sweaty palms, quick heartbeat. No matter how hard she… / February 24, 2009

Science Says I’ve Found My Mate

I have a crush on a guy who rides the subway with me. I’ve only seen him a few times, but I just have a feeling we’d hit it off if we ever spoke to one another. According to a study by Rutgers University Professor Helen Fisher, I might know more about this guy tha…

Catherine Strawn / January 29, 2009

You’re One With His Odor

Most women have heard that body odors play a role in sexual attraction. I mean, why else would we spend money on pheromone-laced oils? Oh, maybe that was just me. Anyway, did you realize that being in love affects our perception and processing of body odors? According to a study performed in Montreal, women who…

Annika Harris / January 6, 2009

Beer Goggles Last Longer For Women

If you’re a woman who drinks even moderately, you may have a harder time judging a guy’s level of hotness than women who never drink. A new study suggests that women who have even as few as five drinks a month “were less able to detect male facial symmetry, a marker of attractiveness and good…

Wendy Atterberry / December 24, 2008

Quickies!: Toccara Jones, A Better iPod Nano, & Jessica Simpson’s Ugly Fashion Line

The answer to today’s “Match The Keira Knightley Movie To The Image” poll/quiz is: A (5); B (3); C (4); D (2); E (1); F (6). Congratulations over 80% of you! You apparently think more of and know more about Keira’s acting resume than I do!
Toccara from America’s Next Top Model is ranked the…

Annika Harris / September 9, 2008

Opposites Attract: Fact Or Myth?

I am not afraid to say, that it was Paula Abdul’s “Opposites Attract” that taught me my first lesson in love; if he takes the bed, and she steals the covers, they must be a match made in relationship heaven. According to Paula, a relationship could, and would, flourish if lovers found themselves on opposing…

Natalie Krinsky / August 22, 2008

Study: Self-Deprecating Humor Scores With Women

Why do we women do who we do? It’s the riddle men have been trying to solve since the beginning of time. But apparently, anthropologist Gil Greengross cracked the code to our crotches: self-deprecating humor. After two years of studying how humor affects sex, Mr. Greengross found that if a man knocks himself down, the…

Simcha / July 30, 2008

Quickies!: The Recession’s Impact On Birth Control & Porn

This recession is now affecting our birth control choices. [Daily Bedpost]
…And our porn. [Huffington Post]
According to a London paper, we are all perceived as 20% more attractive than we think. [Tango]
An OB/GYN should know the right buttons to push, but pushing them in a professional encounter is inappropriate. [Tango]
Keep track of…

Annika Harris / July 23, 2008