The rules of attraction in the game of Love

4 Oct

Back again for yet another spicy post. or so, I hope. hehe. Did you ever wonder how our mind and heart react when you see someone? The rules of attraction for the human species are still not clearly understood. How it all factors into true love is even more mysterious.


But a short list of scientific rules for the game of love is emerging. Below are some extracts from several searches done by my companion, Mr Google (Geezz i lovee him :p)


Good symmetry shows that an individual has the genetic goods to survive development, is healthy, and is a good and fertile choice for mating.


It makes sense to use symmetry variation in mate choice,” said evolutionary biologist Randy Thornhill of the University of New Mexico. “If you choose a perfectly symmetrical partner and reproduce with them, your offspring will have a better chance of being symmetric and able to deal with perturbations.”

Psychologist Devendra Singh of the University of Texas studied people’s waist-to-hip ratio (WHR).

Women with a WHR of 0.7—indicating a waist significantly narrower than the hips—are most desirable to men.

Pheromones, like other scents, hitch a ride through the air on other particles, such as water droplets. They generally hover just 10 inches off the ground, however. So odds are slim they’ll waft up to a human nose and fuel sudden passion at a nightclub.

Watch any construction worker whistling at a passing woman from half a block away, and you can see how visual cues can be more powerful.

And while they enter the nose like other scents, that’s where the comparison stops. A pheromone’s destination is a special organ called the volmeronasal organ, which humans now lack. From here the sexy scent travels along a neural pathway to the brain separate from other scents.

One of the oldest theories about attraction is that like begets like. It explains that eerie perception that married couples sometimes look awfully similar.

Last year, J. Philippe Rushton, a psychologist at the University of Western Ontario, looked into the relationships of people’s genes. Based on a set of heritable personality traits, having similar genetics plays 34 percent of the role in friendship and mate selection, he found.

“The main theory is that some genes work well in combination with each other,” Rushton told LiveScience. “If these genes evolved to work in combination, then you don’t want to break that up too much for your offspring. Finding a mate with similar genes will help you ensure this.”

If your spouse is genetically similar, you’re more likely to have a happy marriage, for example. Child abuse rates are lower when similarity is high, and you’ll also be more altruistic and willing to sacrifice more for someone who is more genetically like you, research shows.

It probably comes as little surprise people are drawn to individuals with similar attitudes and values, as psychologist Eva Klohnen at the University of Iowa found in a 2005 study of newlywed couples. These characteristics are highly visible and accessible to others and can play a role in initial attraction.

When it comes to sticking together for the long haul, researchers have shown that likeness of personality, which can take more time to realize, means more.

Comedy can also help a relationship. But the importance of humor is different for men and women, says Eric Bressler of McMaster University.

A woman is attracted to a man who makes her laugh, Bressler found in a 2005 study. A man likes a woman who laughs at his jokes.

So here some of the reasons which our dear scientists have brought up to explaining how these two organs work. But I’ve still not really understood about “Me & Google” rules of attraction :p Weird..hmm!

p.s: I’m wondering when I’ll be able to write small posts 😦


6 Responses to “The rules of attraction in the game of Love”

  1. maruda October 4, 2007 at 8:49 pm #


  2. xxmalihaxx October 5, 2007 at 5:29 am #

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  6. morinn October 7, 2007 at 4:32 am #

    Hi Maliha, I read a review of your blog on mbb, that’s where I got your link! Love your posts! 😉

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