Trending News: New study reveals what makes men truly attractive
What do you think women find most attractive? Is it a muscular chest, replete with sixteen-inch guns? How about washboard abs and calves the size of melons? Perhaps a pocket full of cash?
If you picked any (or all) of the above, science has some news for you. According to a recent study created by three research companies and featured on the Clue website, kindness was an extremely important attribute when choosing a mate.
The data from the study came from 64,000 women spanning 180 countries. Participants were asked to rank the desired traits of a romantic and sexual partner.
Close to 90 percent of women — 88.9 percent to be exact – indicated kindness was a key trait when selecting a partner. For what it is worth, being supportive also ranked high at 86.5%. Being smart was apparently less critical, coming in at 72.3%
“Kindness is rather like gravity, essential but little noticed until it’s gone. Given today’s emphasis on looks and wealth, it may surprise you that kindness is a top desirable trait across the world,” said Dr. Virginia J. Vitzthum, a spokesperson for the study.
“But kindness is key to the human capacity for forming the long-term social bonds so essential to our evolution,” Vitzthum added. “Without those bonds, and kindness to help us get through the inevitable rough patches, we wouldn’t have survived and flourished,” she adds.
Men’s Variety spoke to licensed psychotherapist and men’s counselor, Dr. John Moore, about the study to get his take. “The findings aren’t all that surprising. Bear in mind we are talking about enduring attraction traits that create the groundwork for dating,” he said.
“But what initially draws two people together is often based on visual aspects – the physical. Still, the study does help to expand our understanding of attraction,” Moore adds.
Speaking of physical, the study also identified several attributes that act as partner magnets. For example, having an attractive smile ranked high. And believe it or not, having average size manhood was more important than having large anatomy.
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What is interesting about the study is how the researchers looked at different driving factors through a cultural lens. For example, having money ranked high in countries like the U.S. and Japan. Level of education, however, was most important in places like Columbia and Mexico.
You can read more about the findings from this study on the Clue website. That said, if you are looking for a reason to be up your level of kindness, this investigation may provide a meaningful incentive.
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