Physical attraction dating
Physical attractiveness is a more important factor to these couples, whereas it becomes less relevant for friends-first couples.
I recently heard a man admit he’d married a beautiful ‘trophy wife’ and, years later, is being driven mad by her lack of intelligence and conversation (and that’s not her fault – the poor woman is who she is; he created his own misery – and hers – by marrying someone incompatible just because she was a stunner).
It is suggested that to determine attraction, both the personalities and the situation must be taken into account.
Repulsion is also a factor in the process of interpersonal attraction; one's conception of "attraction" to another can vary from extreme attraction to extreme repulsion.
Interpersonal attraction is the attraction between people which leads to friendships and to platonic or romantic relationships.
Interpersonal attraction, the process, is distinct from perceptions of physical attractiveness, which involves views of what is and is not considered beautiful or attractive.