Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

What's the Attraction? We Ask What You Look for in a Partner

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

What's the Attraction? We Ask What You Look for in a Partner

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Byline: Bianca Box

IT'S ONE thing to ask why people break up, but have you ever wondered why it is we fall in love?

What attracts one person to another? Is it physical attributes, personality, humour or all of the above?

Somebody once told me that women often looked for personal qualities in a partner that they find in their father.

It can often stem from a comfort of familiarity or a desire to replicate the qualities you love in your parents in your spouse.

Personally, I feel that the majority of my love interests are identical to my father in many ways.

Whether it be the way they look, or the way they act Co I am unconsciously drawn to men just like my father.

I took the time to ask my friends what kind of qualities they look for in a man. I was surprised at their answers Co some were common, others unusual, some very specific and others just unexpected.

C[pounds sterling]I find that I'm a real opposites attract kind of girl. I like really masculine men. I mean bring me back a man from the jungle, it's just that caveman attraction.C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]I don't like men with baggy pants, like no skinny jeans.C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]I like men who are over confident, self-obsessed, outgoing, tall, secretly sweet and someone who can fill out a pair of jeans.C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]Man hands Co rough men, callous, broken skin, deep husky laugh and well built.C[yen]

I also took the time to survey a few men about what personal traits, qualities or physical attributes would turn them off a woman.

C[pounds sterling]Overbearing women Co that's basically it, I generally like women.C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]Obesity, anger and an unwillingness to listen and compromise.C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]I'm not too fussy or picky, they have to have a pulse and I hate those women who are high maintenance. …

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