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Physical Attraction

Kindness Really Does Make You More Attractive

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 10.30.2014 | Science

If teen movies have anything to say about it, the hottest people are usually also the meanest, while the nice guys are the ones who can't get a date. ...

Why Physical Attraction Is All in Your Nose

Renee Fisher | Posted 12.04.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

A new study in the American Journal of Political Science reveals that people find the smell of others with similar political opinions to be attractive, suggesting that one of the reasons why so many spouses share similar political views is because they were initially and subconsciously attracted to each other's body odor.

Can Love Grow? Or Does True Love Begin With an Instant Spark?

Elly Klein | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women
Elly Klein

Is an instant spark a sign it's meant to be? Or merely a sign of strong chemistry and, perhaps, little more?

How Much Sex Is Healthy?

Robert Weiss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Robert Weiss

As a sexual addiction and intimacy disorders specialist, I am often asked about the frequency of sex. Couples want to know what is "healthy." Usually, they're afraid they're either having way too much sex or not nearly enough.

The Neuroscience of Porn Viewing

Kayt Sukel | Posted 05.26.2013 | Science
Kayt Sukel

There's a pervasive notion that women simply do not like porn. But does neuroscience back that up? The answer, surprisingly, turns out to be "not exactly." Porn has more sway over women's brains than one might think.

The Way We Desire Now

Charles Stephens | Posted 05.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Charles Stephens

Pictures are flashed, on profiles, when I'm out with friends, to show the sexy guy that's pursuing them. It's fun, initially. I laugh and participate in it too, while loathing my complicity in something I know we are all harmed by and baffled at our participation in a system that does not serve us.

A Secret To Sexual Compatibility, From Ian Kerner (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Sometimes you have to follow your nose! When sex expert and sexuality counselor Ian Kerner stopped by Mondays With Marlo, he told me that when a woman...

Is Love Really Blind? A New Survey Provides Answers

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 06.12.2012 | Women
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Couples need to work on their emotional connection, but paying attention to you physical appearance may ensure that a relationship not only gets off to a good start, but remains strong.

How Much Do Looks Matter In A Relationship?

| Jessica Booth | Posted 03.13.2012 | Teen

Imagine you meet the guy or girl of your dreams. This person is funny, smart, likes the same things as you and is the biggest sweetheart ever. Only ca...

When It Comes To Attraction, Context Matters

Sam Sommers | Posted 04.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Sam Sommers

What makes someone attractive to you? Specific physical features? A particular personality type? A certain indefinable quality of character or depth of soul? All reasonable answers, sure, but there's another critical influence on who you're attracted to: context.

The Magic Spell of a Pretty Face

Sam Sommers | Posted 03.05.2012 | Science
Sam Sommers

We love to look at good-looking people. Hardly an earth-shattering conclusion, I know. But it's a well-documented one: Attractive people grab our attention.