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The Autobiography of Russell
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Chance Of Physical Attraction

I was reading a profile of someone who was being negative because they're short. I actually like both short and tall people so I started writing out other things that are commonly thought of as 'negative' for some reason that I actually like. That quickly turned into a full-blown list of various physical traits, being the only thing I can measure with any accuracy, that increase the chance that I'll be attracted to someone. I've even thrown in a few 'personality trait' indicators as well.

By no means is this set in stone, nor does it mean with absolute certainty that I would or wouldn't be attracted to someone. It's just a personal preference indicator.

  • Physical Traits
    • Gender
      • Male: Yes
      • Female: No
    • Ethnicity
      • Caucasian: Yes
      • Others: Very unlikely (just not my cup of tea)
    • Hair Length
      • None: -1
      • Short: +2
      • Medium: +2
      • Long: -1
    • Hair Type
      • Fairly Curly: -1
      • Very Curly: -2
    • Hair Color (base on color majority)
      • Red: +3
      • Blond: +2
      • Bleached pure blond: -1
      • Brown: +1
      • Black: +1
      • Other: (0)
    • Hair Extras
      • Chest: +1
      • Treasure Trail: +1
    • Height
      • Short: +1
      • Tall: +1
      • Average: (0)
    • Weight
      • Thin: (0)
      • Average: +1
      • Athletic: +1
      • A little extra: (0)
      • Obese: -4
    • Overall Looks (Generalizations)
      • Geeky/Nerdy: +2
      • Tall & Lanky: +2
      • Kooky (yet sane): +2
    • Tattoos
      • A few: (0)
      • Several: -1
      • Lots: -4
      • All Over: -7
    • Feminine (Rate 1-10, with 1 being a little, and 10 being a lot)
      • 1-3: -1
      • 4-6: -3
      • 7-10: -5
    • Masculine (Rate 1-10, with 1 being a little, and 10 being a lot)
      • 1-3: +1
      • 4-6: +2
      • 7-10: (0)
  • Personality Traits
    • Generalization
      • Shy: +3
      • Playful: +3
      • Demanding: -5
      • Flexible: +5

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scixual From: scixual Date: February 19th, 2010 05:47 am (UTC) (Link)
"facial hair" is not a listed trait, but I think you have an opinion on that
zimzat From: zimzat Date: February 19th, 2010 05:57 am (UTC) (Link)
How so?

I thought about adding it but at the time I couldn't think of how to describe the various styles or what the appropriate attributes were.
scixual From: scixual Date: February 19th, 2010 06:17 am (UTC) (Link)
I may be thinking of someone else -- I'd thought you'd said you were against it.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: February 19th, 2010 06:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Not at all. :-)

I'm not a fan of extravagant/long mustaches, but I'm not against them in general. Nor does a little scruff or side burns bother me. Given the right style I might even encourage side burns or just a little longer scruff. All well kept, mind you.

No beard, short beard, medium beard all are fine by me. Long beard would be an iffy question.
From: better_angel Date: February 19th, 2010 01:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't think I could ever complete something like this. I mean, there are so many variables & characteristics that come into play with what makes a person. There's no magic formula.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: February 19th, 2010 02:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
In general I agree. The only reason I've been able to fill out the 'physical trait' side nearly as much as I have is because my tastes tend to be fairly simple and broad. Since I'm a fairly analytical person I've been able to correlate when I'm not attracted into actual differences, to some degree.

That's part of the reason I don't think I could fill out the 'personality trait' side of this anywhere near as well as I have the 'physical trait' side. It's harder for me to identify and name personality traits that attract me with any accuracy.

In the end the name of it ("chance of attraction") and the way I did the scoring reflect that. Even if there is a smaller than average chance it's still possible, and even if there are known things that I don't like, they may not be the end of the world or, by some other set of circumstances, may not be a bad thing on that person. *shrug*
maboo From: maboo Date: February 24th, 2010 01:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Glasses are a big plus for me. It's not quite a fetish, but it's definitely a "Oh, I DO like a nice man in glasses." thing.
zimzat From: zimzat Date: February 24th, 2010 01:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Hmm... I hadn't considered glasses. They're very much a hit or miss kind of thing to me, but not to the point of any major points. It mostly depends on the style of glasses, though.

Yum. :-)
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