Do men only care about looks

By M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.

What studies say

Read 10 random studies about opposite sex attraction and you will come up with the same conclusions, the primary factor men look for is physcial beauty and the primary factor women look for is the man's resources. (see Do women really care about looks)

For the first instance these findings might sound unfair to average looking women who believe they have many other good traits that has nothing to do with physical looks.

While the findings of these studies are true still they don't mean that an average looking woman can't appear attractive to men. In this post i will tell you how you can improve your overall attractiveness even if you have average looks.

Do men only care about looks

Yes men do care about looks to a great extent. Physical beauty in most cases resides on the top of each man's wish list. But have you ever asked yourself the question, what is meant by physical beauty??

  • 1) The perception of physical beauty changes from a man to another: In my article How your experience database affects your perception of attractiveness i said that people perceive physical attractiveness differently even if it seemed that there are universally agreed upon beauty standards. In other words, you could believe you have average looks while another person believes you are very beautiful
  • 2) More than just the face: Men don't consider a woman attractive when all of her features are perfect but they find a woman attractive when she has one or two attractive features. In order words, if your body is fit then you will still be found attractive even if you dislike your face features! The great thing about your body weight is that its completely under your control (see also Attractivness perception psychology)
  • 3) Relativity and attractiveness: Most women consider themselves unattractive because they compare themselves to the celebrities they see on TV forgetting that attractiveness perception changes according to the available options. This means that men won't compare you to TV celebrities unless many of them live in a nearby block. People judge attractiveness based on the available options and as a result a person with average attractiveness can still be found very attractive (see 5 things you should know about attractiveness perception)
  • 4) Clothes and attractiveness: Men find women who wear attractive clothes much more attractive than other women who wear normal clothes. Again a man can find you attractive just because you appear to be from a good social class.

The conclusion

Men care about looks but there are many other factors that could change the way they see you.

Men judge the overall attractiveness of women based on many cues and not just her facial features. If your nose shape is not perfect or if you dislike something about your face then remind yourself that many other parameters can alter the perception of attractiveness of man.

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