4. A similarity with parents of the opposite sex
British scientists found that women are often attracted to men who have the same eye color as their fathers. The same goes for men: they often choose women who look similar to their mothers.
Of course, this rule doesn’t always work. But people with such similarities have more chances of a successful relationship.
Men are mostly attracted to women with long hair. According to scientists, this is because of evolution. Because if a woman has long hair, it grows fast, so she is probably healthy enough to raise a child.
Women, however, are not so fixated on men’s hair. Most of the time this is a matter of taste: some like men with long hair, some like men with short hair. And these preferences can change throughout their lifetime.
In their experiment, Israeli scientists asked men to evaluate themselves with text descriptions. Some of the men had dogs, and others didn’t. And every time there was a dog in a story, the man seemed more attractive to the woman. Scientists think that this can be explained by the fact that having a pet means that a man is serious and ready for a long-term relationship.
For men, it doesn’t seem to matter if a woman has a pet or not.
In 2014, scientists asked 1,500 women to listen to several songs: some of them were complicated and some were simple. The complexity level was determined by the number of chords used in a song. After that, the participants of the experiment were supposed to say which of the songs seemed the most attractive. Most women preferred complicated music. More than that, they said that they would choose men who composed these songs.
Such experiments have not been conducted with men. So, it’s impossible to say if there is any connection between the attractiveness of a woman and her musical taste.