I took this Ph.D.-formulated physical attraction quiz over at match.com earlier just to see what it said I was and wasn’t attracted to. Of course, the entire time I was taking it, I was mumbling to myself, “It’s just going to tell me I like pretty boys.” Anyway, here are the highlights:
My typical type.
Another guy who is my type.
This one was a maybe.
Not my type.
Looking at over 10,000 women in your age group who have taken the test, about 20% are attracted to the same types you are.
Interestingly enough, 62% weren’t attracted to my type at all. Weird.
It’s official: You’re “picky.” The fact is you are drawn to the most handsome of the handsome. You know what you like in men and are more selective than most women your age.
Yeah, I didn’t need a test to tell I’m picky. I knew that.
It’s hard to find a man with the strong features you like, who’s also well-rounded in other ways. Still, you know the importance of a real physical “spark” in a relationship, and aren’t willing (or able) to settle for less.
Or to sum up: no one will ever meet my high expectations.
You are very selective, compared to most women, in the types of men you find appealing. You’re wowed by “movie star” good looks, and in general, appreciate men with “traditional” or “mainstream” appeal. You probably face a lot of competition going after the most popular guys.
This may explain why I never get the guy I want.
You especially liked a pattern scientists refer to as “Ectomorphs.” Geometrically, they are similar to triangles, because they are widest at the cheekbones and then narrow to a relatively pointed chin. Ectomorph men are said to have “angular” features, including a chiseled nose and prominent cheekbones. Historically, these faces have been viewed as distinguished and were often found on European royalty.
So…they are telling me that I need a prince?
Some may call one of your types “Pretty Boys,” but all you know is that they’re gorgeous.
See? I called it. Apparently only 33% of women are attracted to pretty boys though. I also like the type of “boy next door,” which 18% of women like.
According to the photos you selected, you like men with so-called “triangular” faces. The triangle face is wide at the temples and hairline, tapering to a small pointed chin. Men with this face type tend to look youthful, even “boyish” most of their lives.
You seemed especially interested in men with brown eyes. In the test, you may not have even noticed eye color on a conscious level. However, those smoldering brown eyes apparently stood out to you on an unconscious level. Supposedly, brown eyes give the impression of softness and mystery.
I wasn’t looking at eye color at all, so this was odd, considering I have always liked dark eyes.
You have an eye for men with attractive noses.
That statement scares me a bit.
You love men with big, happy smiles. You were much less interested in photos where the men had small grins or serious expressions. Although you probably didn’t notice this tendency, the preference for big smiles fits your overall interest in men who look fun, friendly, and approachable.
Good hair on a guy seems to be a real turn-on for you, but the right length is important. You like the hair just over the ears and long on top. You’ve got to have enough hair to run your fingers through, but you don’t want a guy with hair that’s longer than yours!
So very true.
So, yeah…it was very interesting. I’m not sure if I agreed with everything my results told me, but some of the pictures in the test were flying by so fast it was hard to get a good look at them. If anyone else wants to take it, here’s the link: http://attraction.match.com/PhysicalAttractionTest.aspx
You may have to be a match.com member or sign up or something.