The Discovery Channel documentary ‘The Science of Sex Appeal’, explores not only the factors that humans take into consideration when choosing a possible mate, it also explains the chemicals that are involved in both choosing a mate and maintaining a long term relationship with that mate. Attraction can stem from different physical features ranging from facial symmetry to body movement and even voice. Humans look for characteristics that they want to pass on to their offspring and signs of health as reflected by appearance.
When it comes to the face, attractiveness has been attributed to symmetry and balance, as well as the masculinity and femininity of a face. The
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The documentary was very insightful in terms of how people become
attracted to one another. It also provided me with ideas on how to become more attractive if I chose to. I told a lot of my friends about the video and all of them were very interested because this process of being attracted to people and wanting to attract people in return is very integral in human life, especially for certain stages in our life like the adolescent stage. There are a lot of instances when I see couples that don’t really make sense to me. This has also been echoed by my friends and perhaps even society in