Sixty years ago if you were of marrying age, you’d most likely select someone based on how your parents felt about it; how healthy the person appeared to be; how good/moral their character appeared to be; and how stable their economic resources appeared to be. These are the types of questions and answers we consider when we study dating and mate selection. Now of those, how many would you be attracted to as a date and how many can you tell just by watching them that you’d probably never date?
This is important to understand that we subjectively judge ourselves as being more or less attractive; because we often limit our dating pool of eligibles to those we think are in our same category of beauty.
If you are 6 foot tall as a man or 5 foot 8 as a woman, then you are slightly above average in height.
Truly, what one person finds as attractive is not what others find to be attractive.
There are a few biological, psychological, and social-emotional aspects of appearance that tend to make an individual more attractive to more people.
The average woman is about 5 foot 4 inches tall and weighs about 144 pounds. Most of us tend to compare ourselves to averages or to others we know.