Attractiveness and Tough Love Miami

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v_tough_love_miami_3_09_11_394-1315323902.jpgMore likely than not, you have experienced attraction to someone. It is a part of human nature. So what causes attraction? Scientists have narrowed the major principles to proximity, similarity, and reciprocity. Proximity is how physically close you are to that person. For instance, having a locker next to someone puts them in close proximity to you and makes it more likely that they a relationship will develop. Similarity is how much you have in common. People are much more likely to find someone attractive who is similar to themselves. Lastly, reciprocity is how one person responds to another. For instance, if one person shows that they like a person, it is more likely that the second individual will begin the like the other person back. It is all about give and take.

I find the principles of attractiveness to be very useful because it is so common in our everyday lives. Attractiveness especially plays an important role in the lives of matchmakers. One such matchmaker has come out with a show called Tough Love Miami. In this show, several women are chosen to endure a "boot camp" where they go through challenges to find out what they are doing wrong or right when looking for a man. In psychology, it is said that people judge others by what they look like. Well, in this clip, Leilini is very open about her preference for handsome men. Is also makes a statement that she is looking for a man who is as good-looking as she considers herself to be. Steve, the matchmaker, yells at her for this. However, she is showing one of the principles of attractiveness, the principle of similarity. I am, however, still wondering which principle is used the most whenever it comes to being attracted to a person.

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Could there be a mismatch in her belief in her own attractiveness compared to how attractive she thinks the men are? Is physical attractiveness the only quality that people should be similar on? Which principle do you think is the most important for attraction? Why?

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