Relationships-Dating and Marriage--Blackboard

Relationships-Dating and Marriage--Blackboard - WHAT MAKES...

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3/17/2010 1 WHAT MAKES A WOMAN ATTRACTIVE? Attractiveness: What is it?? What are aspects of attractiveness? Ex: Preferred Female Characteristics
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3/17/2010 2 WHAT MAKES A MAN ATTRACTIVE? Attractiveness: What is it?? What are aspects of attractiveness? Ex: Preferred Male Characteristics
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3/17/2010 3 Gender Differences in Attraction WOMEN Baby-faced features Large eyes Small nose Small chin Full lips Combined with more mature features prominent “Fertility”— Hip to Waist Ratio MEN More “masculine” features Height Broad shoulders Strong jaws Broad foreheads AND (maybe??) Status/Power SIMILARITY ACROSS CULTURES!!! Physical Attractiveness Gender differences in standards for physical attractiveness: Facial features Degree of value (emphasis) placed on attractiveness Importance of body Impact of aging on attractiveness (part of the double standard of aging) These standards may be internalized by women and may harm self esteem and encourage unhealthy behaviors. Attraction Relationships Attraction plays a role in romantic relationships but NOT necessarily the most important Differences in characteristics for sexual vs. marriage partner
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3/17/2010 4 Attraction Relationships Attraction plays a role in romantic relationships but not necessarily the most important Differences in characteristics for sexual vs. marriage partner
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