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Whence that whistle?

The clichéed two-part catcalling whistle that is performed at the sight of a hottie -- almost exclusively a man whistling at a woman -- that sounds like this. Rising, then falling. Where did that particular "tune" come from? What is the earliest recorded instance of its use? How was it popularized?
posted by Greg Nog on Jun 16, 2011 - 9 answers

Is it normal to be a female and not have many (okay, any) close guy friends?

Is it normal to be a female and not have many (okay, any) close guy friends? Should I actively pursue friendships with guys? [more inside]
posted by sunnychef88 on May 6, 2011 - 33 answers

Tired of being the kibble that's always there; time to turn into a laser pointer!

My boyfriend and I live together, and the relationship is great, but things have gotten very 'comfortable'. I think it's time to take everything he thinks he knows about us and turn it upside-down (in a good way)! How though? [more inside]
posted by Sa Dec on Apr 20, 2011 - 40 answers

Help me feel attracted to a wider range of men

What are your tricks and tips for becoming attracted to someone? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 26, 2011 - 25 answers

How do I draw people to a trade show booth?

What was the best trade show booth you every saw, and why? [more inside]
posted by Framer on Jan 15, 2011 - 11 answers

Openness of mind

Is there a way to expand who you are attracted to? [more inside]
posted by antgly on Dec 23, 2010 - 24 answers

Why don't I want friends?

It seems I don't have a lot of sustained interest in meeting new people or hanging out with people in general other than people I'm attracted to romantically/want to date. [more inside]
posted by clever anonymous username on Dec 19, 2010 - 11 answers

Hot girls are...

What are some specific, widely held, possibly irrational turn-ons... for those attracted to females. [more inside]
posted by alternateuniverse on Dec 15, 2010 - 82 answers

Too fat to f@#&?

Is it my weight, or my being self conscious about my weight, that is making me unsuccessful picking up women? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 27, 2010 - 38 answers

Help me find my attraction! Please!

About a week ago, I was lying down on my bed not feeling well emotionally - I had been very low feeling and had lots of anxieties and stressful feeling for months. [more inside]
posted by antgly on Sep 27, 2010 - 11 answers

Awkward!

Help me not be a socially-awkward weirdo around men I find attractive. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 4, 2010 - 11 answers

Will he still find me desirable?

Last week I was diagnosed with herpes. Will my boyfriend be attracted to me again? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 3, 2010 - 17 answers

How do I be sexy?

I want to be sexy. Unfortunately, I'm a straight man. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 16, 2010 - 60 answers

Sorry, your friend's not hot enough.

How do I deal with people pushing blind dates, when love is not (for the moment) blind? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 12, 2010 - 15 answers

Arousal or not? Or am I just nervous? Or out of my mind?

When is arousal not attraction? [more inside]
posted by antgly on Jul 1, 2010 - 30 answers

Sexuality - who am I attracted to?

I'm currently questioning my sexuality. However I'm not sure who I'm sexually and romantically attracted to. All of the attraction that I've seemed to have has been to guys, but I'm not sure if it was sexual btw. I'm 19 years old if that helps. What is the most accurate indicator of sexual orientation / attraction? I'm not sure if I'm attracted to girls or not, thanks...
posted by antgly on Jun 9, 2010 - 20 answers

Good Guy, Bad Kisser

[KissingFilter]: I met a guy who is interesting, funny, warm, etc. I like him. Problem? He really just does not know how to kiss. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by hapax_legomenon on Jun 7, 2010 - 17 answers

Should I date someone I'm not attracted to if the other option is never dating?

Should I date someone I'm not attracted to if the other option is never dating? I'm a girl. I went on a date with a boy I met on the internet, and it was pathetic. We talked about my mother, his mother, and lesbian movies I've seen. (Was that a bad subject for a first date? I'm inexperienced.) He was using open body language and I was using closed. I didn't realise this at the time. He was totally uninitiative and way too nice and I found that unappealing. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 6, 2010 - 32 answers

Right now, I am attracted to some fairly specific looks in women. I worry that if their looks change, my feelings will change and I won't know what to do. Have you ever been in a relationship where your partner's looks changed? Can you give me advice on how to get beyond my initial reasons for being attracted to someone?

Right now, I am attracted to some fairly specific looks in women. I worry that if their looks change, my feelings will change and I won't know what to do. Have you ever been in a relationship where your partner's looks changed? Can you give me advice on how to get beyond my initial reasons for being attracted to someone? (thanks to d.g. for helping me by writing the question)
posted by abbat on May 19, 2010 - 41 answers

So, um... what's up with your teeth?

I really like this guy and he's interested in me, but he has bad teeth. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2010 - 45 answers

How do I at least get a date with a shy guy when I am shy and full of self-doubt?

I like shy boys and grumpy boys. I am shy. How to approach? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 2, 2010 - 24 answers

Where I'm from we like three-nosed women...

Other cultural concepts of beauty, like preparing brides in Fattening Rooms, that are the opposite of Western tastes? [more inside]
posted by curiositykilledthelemur on Mar 4, 2010 - 16 answers

Does it really happen nowadays that single men fall for a woman and they go after her regardless of her baggage (divorced with kids?)?

I feel like I will never have the type of a guy I desire because who wants a divorced woman with two kids? [more inside]
posted by lona_here on Mar 2, 2010 - 47 answers

But I don't want to be an alpha male!

Questions about male-female attraction and my validity as a man. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 14, 2010 - 60 answers

Are there common teeth/dental patterns? If so, what are they?

I'm really fascinated by teeth and their various shapes, arrangements, etc. I remember reading something a few years back that discussed several basic dental patterns, but I can't find it, or any info remotely like it. It was a fluff piece in a fashion mag I think, but I'm more interested in reading something slightly more substantial or scientific. Does there exist a taxonomy, or a conventionalized way for describing common dental patterns? Google searching yields little, and frankly, I feel like a bit of a freak for having such a weird attraction to these cute little things and all their delightful quirks. Bonus question, am I alone on this?
posted by anonymous on Feb 12, 2010 - 13 answers

How to get from attraction to sleeping together without dating?

I seem to find myself in the same situation all the time - I'm friendly with a girl, and there seems to be a pretty clear sense of mutual attraction. But for whatever reason, I'm not really interested in dating them. Sometimes it's a shared interests thing - maybe there's one thing we have in common but share pretty much nothing else. Or maybe they're just really immature about some things. Or maybe they're someone I work tangentially with that it would be sorta inappropriate for me to date. Anyway, for me it seems like the attracted-to scale and the want-to-date scale are kind of independent. It's great when they line up, but often they don't. So how do I go about telling them that I'm attracted to them but don't really want to date? Or is that just totally unwanted? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 18, 2010 - 10 answers

How do I keep my raging lust in check while getting to know someone?

Please share with me your best tips for keeping my raging lust in check while I'm getting to know someone I find very attractive. [more inside]
posted by velvet winter on Jan 5, 2010 - 24 answers

give me a sign! women and their ways to show they like you

i'm absolutely smitten by this girl. i find myself constantly thinking about her. but what are the signs of that she may an interest back? [more inside]
posted by sniperantics on Nov 23, 2009 - 25 answers

She likes me, but does she *like* me like me?

Late start at dating, and I'm worried that I don't/can't express attraction on dates or around people I like. Halp! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 18, 2009 - 8 answers

How can I stop this ridiculous crush?

I met the most beautiful geeky girl I have ever seen or imagined. Help me get her out of my head, please. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2009 - 66 answers

Loss of libido with Levlen/Levora?

Has anyone taking the birth control pill Levora/Levlen had a loss of libido? [more inside]
posted by roxie110 on Nov 12, 2009 - 15 answers

What's this sexual lightning bolt that I feel?

Whenever I am close to someone I am sexually attracted to, I feel this spark go through my whole body. Is there a name for it? Why does this happen and what's going on in my body? [more inside]
posted by KateHasQuestions on Nov 9, 2009 - 16 answers

What's more important, a magnet's surface area or thickness?

What contributes more to the attractive force between a magnet and a thin piece of metal - the magnet's surface area, or its thickness? [more inside]
posted by howling fantods on Nov 5, 2009 - 5 answers

A Saturday afternoon in the TDot

Can you tell me something great to do this Saturday afternoon (Nov. 7th) in central/downtown Toronto? [more inside]
posted by dnesan on Nov 2, 2009 - 3 answers

If love is a battlefield, have I become a conscious objector?

Heterosexual male in his early 30s after a long-term relationship finds himself not really interested in the opposite sex. Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 28, 2009 - 15 answers

Is it true that the first thing women check out on a guy are his glutes?

Is it true that the first thing women check out on a guy are his glutes? [more inside]
posted by pu9iad on Oct 25, 2009 - 87 answers

What is charisma?

What are the qualities of the most charismatic or magnetic person you know? [more inside]
posted by decoherence on Jul 29, 2009 - 50 answers

what makes you think someone is attracted to you?

Attraction detection: what makes you think someone is attracted to you? (not what makes you attracted to them) and how accurate are people's beliefs that someone is attracted to them? [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on Jun 5, 2009 - 18 answers

How to Keep Steady?

Please help a fella out with the next stage of his Courtship Reeducation Program: How to stay cool when you can't stay ambivalent? [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on May 25, 2009 - 13 answers

I never knew I'd be thinking quite these thoughts

How to deal with feeling attracted to an underage teen in one's 20s? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2009 - 33 answers

More than just attracted to difference?

Seeking advice and shared experiences from other people who are not attracted to people from their same racial/ethnic/national identity. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 21, 2009 - 23 answers

How to deal with flirtly roommate & his female conquests?

What makes more sense when trying to deal with feelings of irritation and jealousy towards someone who just so happens to be your roommate - coldness and avoidance, or cultivating a veneer of warmth? [more inside]
posted by afabulousbeing on Feb 18, 2009 - 23 answers

Good sex, good friendship but no love, why?

Relationship Filter: I am dating someone that I love as a person, love as a friend, and I am extremely sexually attracted to her....however for some reason or another I cant seem to develop "romantic" feelings for her...Should I let this thing go? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2009 - 29 answers

Amazing relationship, no sex

I love my SO but I'm no longer attracted to him. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2008 - 31 answers

Is it possible to gain a man's attraction once it's lost?

Is it possible to gain a man's attraction again once it's lost? Or is it done / irreversible? [more inside]
posted by freshsprout on Oct 4, 2008 - 27 answers

He wants to be "friends" but still likes me? Did I kill the attraction?

He likes me.. says I'm cute, smart and does want to be intimate.. but doesn't want a relationship. What is wrong? [more inside]
posted by freshsprout on Sep 27, 2008 - 38 answers

Shy vs. not interested vs. passive?

Is this guy is shy, not interested, passive, or any combination of thereof? (Long explanation provided, naturally.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 31, 2008 - 40 answers

Feminist commentary on female sexual preferences

I'm interested in reading feminist commentary on female sexual preferences, especially on the near-universal (?) preference of women for taller and older men. What does the range of opinions within feminism look like, and what books or articles or essays ought I search for? Suggestions for materials that respond to feminist perspectives on this topic are also welcome.
posted by Cucurbit on May 21, 2008 - 4 answers

The Rules of Attraction

Should I end things with a girl I've started dating who I like a lot, but whose body doesn't turn me on? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 4, 2008 - 64 answers

How can I get over my fear of hurting others?

In relationships, I'm very, very afraid of the possibility having to break up and hurting the other person. DTMFA threads like this make me want to hide under my bed. I often don't get into relationships or pre-emptively end relationships quickly -- even if things are going great -- if I can imagine a time in the future when things won't work out. The fear makes it hard for me to know myself how I really feel. So my question to you all: can you give me advice -- maybe links to psychological studies or just from your own life experiences-- on how someone can know if a relationship is worth pursuing. Not looking for guarantees of eternal happiness and marriage, just the knowledge that even if things don't work out, I'm pursing the relationship in good faith... and not being an asshole. [more inside]
posted by specialfriend on Mar 18, 2008 - 27 answers

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