Some of the other elements we appraise when someone is likely to be a good partner can include the way a person smells, as this can unconsciously communicate a raft of information about fertility and even genetic compatibility. Facial attractiveness, and symmetry in particular, seems particularly important. We also tend to assume negative things about people we find unattractive, e. Women are more likely to consider infidelity, or ending the relationship entirely if we think we are more attractive than our partner.
"Hello, I'm a Christian and Physical Attraction is Important to Me" — Truth + Fire
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The decision to marry is typically made with multiple considerations and motivations, of which physical attraction is usually an important part. Some people get married without physical attraction, but those are rare cases and the motivations and reasons are special. The second interpretation of the question - Is physical attraction important after marriage? The importance of physical attraction after marriage has been studied by psychologists, sociologists and family and marriage counselors and the consensus I have gleamed from these studies is that although everyone has differing preferences, experiences, and outcomes, generally, physical attraction continues to be important after marriage. Also several studies have concluded that, in general, the communication effectiveness, support, and commitment a male has for a spouse and a married relationship often highly correlates to the the attraction-differential between spouses.
How important is physical attraction?
A lot of relationships begin hot and heavy but fizzle out within a few months or so. On dating apps, whether we strike a conversation with another person or not is largely influenced by their appearance. Even though we have other qualities we look for in a partner, physical attraction appears to be important to both men and women.
Image: J ustin Follis. Now, it is quite possible my present perspective on this topic is spiritually immature. Sadly, most don't even make it past this discussion. T hat's another post.