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    Quote Originally Posted by a.squiggles View Post
    that is an interesting point which actually explains some things...i don't really look like anyone in my family, so all the people i've met who looked like me have been complete strangers, but i often find people who are handsome are blonde and blue eyed or dark haired and dark eyed (the colourings in my family) unattractive.
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    So what does the milkman look like then?
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    must have been pretty damn good :p
    LOL at your mom. I bet you take after her.:o

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    Quote Originally Posted by DriftWood View Post
    LOL at your mom. I bet you take after her.:o
    Quote Originally Posted by a.squiggles View Post
    ...i don't really look like anyone in my family.
    yeeeessss...that's why i don't look like her ....

    but good try at calling me ugly, i applaud your effort 0000:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bridie View Post
    I tend to find male faces that balance out characteristics of my own face (that I don't like) most attractive. Eg, I have quite an oval face, I find guys with rounder faces more attractive... I have a long, pointy nose, I prefer guys with shorter, fleshier noses... I have very fair skin with a tendency towards pinkish colouring and a few freckles, I prefer male faces with more yellowish undertones, devoid of freckles... etc etc. I look very "British Isles", but I quite like the look of central European men.
    I thought women's preference for men vary by their menstrual cyle, and therefore can be erratic in some cases extremely so. That's what I have heard at least.

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    I have been told that I like men who look very masculine. I have (for a woman) a slightly masculine face so that is a similarity. In terms of coloration, I am pale and tend to find tanned skin generally unappealing (although it depends how tanned) but prefer the yellower hue to the pinker hue of skin (which again is more like me and the opposite to my mother who is very pink). Hair or eye colours don't really change my view of someone's attractiveness unless it clashes with some other of their features.

    I guess though that once you look average (but on the manly side) I think attractiveness far more comes down to mannerisms and how you carry yourself than your actual features. I would say that male and female mannerisms should be different from one another. Especially in terms of charisma I have noticed men tend to have a sort of "group charisma" and mannerisms that lend to winning the confidence of an entire group of people (if they are charismatic at all that is) whereas women seem to have much more of a "one on one charisma" and there are distinctly different behaviors that go with it. I find myself disgusted and contemptuous with women sometimes when they try and navigate a whole group of people - their behaviors seem wrong and offputting. When they engage one to one they become likable. The opposite often seems to be true for men, in a group they conduct themselves in a way that just feels right and gives all the right signals, but one on one they come across as bland or even awkward (this is ignoring any aspects of sexual attractiveness which obviously changes it a little bit).
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    I actually pasted this paragraph in another thread, but it seems so relevant here I'll post it again:
    The study of Alvarez indicated that facial resemblance between couples was a strong driving force among the mechanisms of assortative mating: human couples resemble each other significantly more than would be expected from random pair formation. Since facial characteristics are known to be inherited, the "self seeking like" mechanism may enhance reproduction between genetically similar mates, favoring the stabilization of genes supporting social behavior, with no kin relationship among them.[5]
    As for myself, I'm not sure that I prefer women that are similar to myself. I have a strongly masculine face, but I prefer women who look very feminine.

    Then again, people around here would think that I like women who look like me because I prefer Europeans to Mongoloids. eyes:

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    Interestingly enough, my wife, who I find to be very attractive, is predominantly of Norman ancestry (as am I). However, this was completely unknown to her until very recently when we started doing serious genealogical research. So, in choosing a mate that was, physically, in line with the general look of my family, I ended up with someone who is also a perfect ethnic match.
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    I think the answer is a definite 'Yes'. However, with recent political and ideological changes this "instinct" is being diluted, repressed, and shamed.
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