It may seem like attraction is a random thing, but over the years, science has been able to tell us why we love who we do. Here are some of the best scientific findings that try to explain why the heart wants what the heart wants.
2. I Love You So Much I'd Jump Off A Bridge For You...
You just ran into a hottie and you're caught off guard. What should you do to make yourself seem instantly hotter? Adopt an open body posture. This can make you seem more open and therefore more attractive (i.e. bangable).
Opposites attract... JK. They actually don't. You're more inclined to like someone who's like you. Someone being the same hottness level as you = attraction. Someone who has the same values = attraction. Someone who has the same life experiences = attraction. So it's not weird if you end up dating someone exactly like you. It's science.
It's weird, but science says it's better to look like homeboy's mom instead of homeboy's favorite movie star. A study found that people tend to prefer partners who resemble their opposite-sex parent. This included hair and eye color and even age.
Periods are icky, but they do influence attraction. Studies have shown that ovulating women are more likely to prefer men with more testosterone. And conversely, men who were exposed to the scent of an ovulating woman showed more testosterone. Maybe "that time of the month" just means it's time to get it on.
There's also a correlation between attraction and being in close contact with someone. You're more likely to get to know one another through constantly running into that person. In other words, love doesn't happen from one meet-cute, it happens from multiple meet-cutes over a period of time.