well its interesting reading anyways...yea i've never dated men that resemble my dad. and the guys i date mite be a certain type, but they dont have similar facial features...they r just tall and skinny wit dark hair...lol
Just to get on hoaky side (I'm still undecided about the subject btw), what does anyone think about "horoscope/zodiac" signs? I know this could really derail, but I'm in a situation where someone I like is a "Cancer" like me. I read up a little on Cancers just for kicks... And it's alarming how both of us fall under the profile (unfortunately, the subject also suggests that Cancer-Cancer is like one of the most difficult relationships to pull off....very heavily armored/guarded, and yet sensitive to others, and extremely giving....but not used to getting the same treatment. That's already hard enough as it is to pull off in a normal relationship -- to completely shed your skin....).
@thesa: If you think you sounded geeky, I probably just topped you.
Post by i move the stars for no one on Jul 8, 2008 23:11:10 GMT -5
having done astrology for years,i'm taking the geekiness to the next level.cancer-cancer is no harder than any other same-sign pairing.basically you have similar strengths and weaknesses,which can really make things difficult.anyway,it's not as simple as both being cancers,there are a million other variables that play a part in each individual person's natal chart (and therefor their personality,not to mention all the day-to-day factors that shape a person.)going only by someone's sun sign (the one you read in the paper) is like trying to define an individual by saying,'this person is human and has dark hair and brown eyes.' generalized to the point of being useless.having been in a same-sign relationship i find that since we had such similarities in character flaws the ones that drove me the craziest about him were the ones i despised the most about myself.good luck! back to the topic,i've never been involved with someone with whom i shared many facial characteristics.aspects of my face could be attractive on a man (cheekbones,eye shape and spacing,full lips),but don't draw my eye any more than other faces that i find attractive.also,never had a fella with a signifigant number of similarities give me the eye. besides,Rob,according to both your theory and your self-description,you're genetically programmed to want to do the nasty with a female horse's ass?
“New Scientist says two studies in the US have found that men with antisocial personality traits are more likely to have a prolific sex life.
The so-called ‘dark triad’ traits include impulsiveness, narcissism, thrill-seeking and deceitfulness, it said.”
this finding will come as no surprise to certain members of eurasiannation, i suspect.
I don't think the article necessarily discounts the theory that people are attracted by some form of genetic compatibility, whether by facial recognition or pheremones or whatever. Just that bad boys are better at hooking up with girls. Which isn't really new news.
More to the point, there isn't an end-all-be-all programme by which we select mates. Genetics, pheremones, social standing, economic standing, availability, personality traits, physical appearance (i.e apart from the face), etc. all play a part. And how much weight we give to each factor will differ amongst us, also.
I heard people are attracted to others who somewhat look like them... or who have symmetrical faces... or who are genetically opposite of who they are (ie: people who are not in the same race as you, smell better...)
Although, the only person I have ever had that instant connection/spark with was also an EA... =P so I dunno...
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Post by penguinopolipitese on Aug 13, 2008 22:22:51 GMT -5
i think I agree with rob's theory somewhat. sure there are genetic freaks like whoever's doing kid rock at the moment but generally I'd say people seem to be programmed for mutual attractions. But then again maybe you tend to give more attention to the types you like and in turn they tend to give you more back. And so you end up with the same old same old.
Hmmmmmmmm... not so true for me. I'm usually attracted to people who look nothing like me... EXAMPLE;
ugh ? possibly the type that would act as a repelling magnet on me... long dirty blonde hair (everyone in the west that wish they were really blonde have that sort of blondish/chestnut hair colour that have greyish hues and in my book have no character at all. neither really blonde, nor brown with nice reddish/maroon hues, nor black...just...ugh. can t describe how mush i hate that hair colour. no character at all. so plain...). horrible outfit that desperatly attempts to look cool but fails horribly. moustache. ugh. just ugh...
but overall, i d have to agree. despite the fact that i m more sensitive to the person than the overall looks, i think there s definitely a "type" that i like better than others...not talking of "brown hair, blue eyes, muscular" types but facially, i notice that the people i m instantly attracted to (should we disregard personality) tend to have somewhat similar features and if not for features, similar expressions. it s funny because i also noticed that those i was attracted to as a child, look the same as those i am attracted to nowadays and vice versa...i remember a while back i was looking at a "boyfriend" s childhood pics and he looked just like the japanese crush i had in grade 6. made me wonder if my then crush would have grown up to look like him...if not for personality, i think facially i can distinguish certain features the hamster face i am seems to be more attracted to, and incidentally, some of the people with these features don t seem to mind the fact that they attract gerbils. ;D
Post by hapalicious on Aug 16, 2008 9:01:13 GMT -5
oh no! i m the one with the hamster cheeks! although i don t mind the opposite gender to look like gerbils themselves, i don t mean it along the lines of liking someone who looks like me but yeah nothing wrong with puffer cheeks.