When you think someone is attractive

  • Matthew56

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    Nov 14, 2014 6:27 PM GMT
    Do you think it's innate or down to conditioning when i say in innate you just know and can see the person is attractive without any external influences I.e media

    I think it's innate as when you see an attractive person you just know and feel that person is attractive you don't need any external factors.its one of those things in which you know

    Anyone agree?
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    Nov 14, 2014 11:03 PM GMT
    I'm pretty sure physical attraction existed long before the media.

    If it didn't, we wouldn't be here.
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    Nov 14, 2014 11:06 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidI'm pretty sure physical attraction existed long before the media.

    If it didn't, we wouldn't be here.


    Neanderthals were ugly motherfuckers. We are here because people got horny.
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    Nov 14, 2014 11:08 PM GMT
    kxd7 said
    paulflexes saidI'm pretty sure physical attraction existed long before the media.

    If it didn't, we wouldn't be here.


    Neanderthals were ugly motherfuckers. We ware here because people got horny.
    Take a wild guess at how many Neanderthals exist today (not including a few rednecks).
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    Nov 14, 2014 11:14 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    kxd7 said
    paulflexes saidI'm pretty sure physical attraction existed long before the media.

    If it didn't, we wouldn't be here.


    Neanderthals were ugly motherfuckers. We ware here because people got horny.
    Take a wild guess at how many Neanderthals exist today (not including a few rednecks).


    Well, whites have 3 times more Neanderthal genes than blacks. Blacks are 100 % homo sapien. Are we, the whiteys, Neanderthals then? Even so, whites are still considered the most attractive. Buahahaha


    Sorry Matthew. It's science.
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    Nov 15, 2014 12:36 AM GMT
    kxd7 said
    paulflexes said
    kxd7 said
    paulflexes saidI'm pretty sure physical attraction existed long before the media.

    If it didn't, we wouldn't be here.


    Neanderthals were ugly motherfuckers. We ware here because people got horny.
    Take a wild guess at how many Neanderthals exist today (not including a few rednecks).


    Well, whites have 3 times more Neanderthal genes than blacks. Blacks are 100 % homo sapien. Are we, the whiteys, Neanderthals then? Even so, whites are still considered the most attractive. Buahahaha


    Sorry Matthew. It's science.
    And thin black guys are still considered more attractive than fat white guys.

    Looks like you're still on the losing end of this battle.
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    Nov 15, 2014 12:38 AM GMT
    The media is information……if you're fed information they you know what you want, its like a shopping catalogue…..but you get the best buys when you go out shop around and haggle
  • toughpup94

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    Nov 17, 2014 4:02 AM GMT
    actually mixed men are the best BOOM *drops the mike*icon_twisted.gif
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    Nov 17, 2014 4:04 AM GMT
    kxd7 said
    paulflexes saidI'm pretty sure physical attraction existed long before the media.

    If it didn't, we wouldn't be here.


    Neanderthals were ugly motherfuckers. We are here because people got horny.


    If humanity depended on Neanderthals OP wouldn't be here.
    (blacks don't descend from Neanderthals)
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    Nov 17, 2014 4:07 AM GMT
    I agree with the OP.

    Studies have found infants more responsive to adults with features culturally considered beautiful. The same result was found with children, though you can rightfully argue that children are influenced by the media.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Nov 17, 2014 4:40 AM GMT
    You can find ugly and beauty in everything ... it just depends how you see it
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    Nov 17, 2014 5:28 AM GMT
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2566458/
    Introduction...A major unanswered question concerning the basis for the attractiveness effect in infants is tied to the larger discussion of whether judgments of facial beauty reflect an adaptation for mate choice or are simply a by-product of general information processing mechanisms...

    ...In conclusion, the finding that infants will display an attractiveness preference for nonhuman animals suggests that the attractiveness preference that infants display for human faces reflects the activity of general processing mechanisms that are innately prespecified but subject to modifications due to experience. The findings imply further that the search for whatever mechanisms guide infant and adult visual systems toward attractive faces needs to consider the attributes that can be encoded from both human and nonhuman animal faces.


    I just skimmed that study quickly. Not sure if I read it right. I think I bolded the intro/conclusion correctly but feel free to double check me on that.

    I've never looked at this before but I think it basically says that infants are innately hardwired for face recognition. Which makes sense, otherwise it might confuse the family pet for its mother. So if you show them a Picasso or a symmetrical face or a one eyed beast, they're gonna concentrate more on the symmetrical face which we perceive as beauty. I think that's what this means, but I'm not certain.

    Nor do I find it that important. People find different things attractive. An ageist might be turned off by a good looking older guy yet go after some big bellied, younger guy with an off-centered cubist face.

    There's no accounting for taste.
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    Nov 17, 2014 7:22 AM GMT
    I use the word "attractive" differently than some other people do.
    For me to find someone attractive I have to actually like their character and personality and that is why for me to find someone attractive I have to actually know them.

    Attraction for me is differentiated by personality. Sure there are good looking people out there and I can certainly think they are good looking, handsome etc.
    In saying that though I don't feel attracted to them just because they are good looking, it's just a mere comment on their physical looks.

    I can only feel attraction when I feel a connection and I don't feel a connection until I get to know the person and like the 'kind' of person they are.

    With all that said, I hardly ever feel motivated to get to know a person lol. I'm just too out of sight, out of mind to try.
  • muscleboundfe...

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    Nov 17, 2014 4:49 PM GMT
    I feel that attraction is mainly based on culture, values, and past events in ones life. Their are very few ugly people in the world. We somehow create personal hierarchies of the many beautiful people in the world based on what we have been taught, by society or life.