Physical attractiveness in dating

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Belle, your initial negative reaction, paired with many subsequent reactions, has given you pause—and that’s OK. It’s the human condition to be attracted to some and not to others. Let’s say, by way of example, that you meet a gentlemen who strikes you as dashing.

However, to think this initial reaction is all that determines someones attractiveness (in your eyes) is giving your brain and its Creator too little credit. I mean, he’s got it all, “A body like Arnold with a Denzel face.” Whatta man! Be careful with ‘the Beast.’ Because while I don’t know him, he sounds like a lovely fella, and he’s probably/absolutely interested in you. As I’ve written before, I think there’s a limit to how friendly you can be without getting into murky waters. Please don’t believe the lie that you’re going to miss the only person you could ever be happy with.

These are plausible theories that have been supported by research and clinical experience--—and all are deterministic.

The biological theory offers that our nature chooses our partners for us (e.g., hormones in love); the latter three psychological explanations contend that partner choice is rooted and shaped in early youth, in relation to our parents.

Conversely, there are times when the initial attraction isn’t strong, but getting to know the person makes him or her somehow look better. Your job isn’t to talk yourself into anything, it’s to let God move you and show you your next steps.Relationship therapists usually abide by the theory that they were initially trained in so it’s no surprise that it’s impossible to get a unanimous agreement between them on attraction.Nevertheless, the question that seems to create the biggest debate, even bringing experts from different orientations together against those who share their theories, seems to be: This question has produced some very interesting, and sometimes heated debates at professional organizations.Other things outweigh physical attraction to these people such as companionship and security. But to many, this type of relationship may be a so-called “house-of-cards.” Consider the following examples: Janie, a very attractive woman in her middle forties came for couple’s therapy with her husband Tim.Janie lost the desire to have sex with Tim but couldn’t give a good reason.

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