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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

Generating attraction

I am a 26-year old straight male, and I do not seem to inspire attraction by women. While I am generally liked and appreciated as a friend, I am consistently told by women that they are not interested in me romantically. What can I do to change this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 3, 2008 - 54 answers

Looking for an alternative to Nerve Magazine

I am looking for a magazine that would be interested in a story I've written about being in love without sexual attraction. Nerve is the only magazine that I can think of, but from the looks of things, I doubt they accept anything from writers outside of sunny California. My story isn't sexual explicit, but I don't think a mainstream/family-friendly publication would be interested in this. Does anyone have any suggestions for a Nerve-esque magazine (or zine) that accepts non-fiction that isn't supposed to make you horny?
posted by haasim on Jan 10, 2008 - 13 answers

Help me keep my hands to myself.

For the first time in the 3 years I've been with my fiancé, I'm irresistably attracted to someone else. Of course, I have to work with the object of my lust. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 21, 2007 - 39 answers

No Flip-Flops?

Do the shoes make the man? [more inside]
posted by keep it tight on Oct 17, 2007 - 32 answers

how do I met female

Friends, there is no dignified way of saying this: I'd like advice on how/where to meet girls (in the DC area?), and/or how to signal attraction effectively. (LONG POST) [more inside]
posted by Vic Morrow's Personal Vietnam on Oct 16, 2007 - 18 answers

If you're an obese man successful on the dating scene, what are your tips and advice?

If you're an obese man who's been successful in the dating scene, please give me some tips and advice. As always, there's [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 13, 2007 - 12 answers

What to see in Minneapolis in December?

I'm looking for things to do, where to stay, and places to go in Minneapolis, with a 2 year old, in December. [more inside]
posted by WinnipegDragon on Aug 30, 2007 - 18 answers

Getting Used to Dating and Sex with a Changed Physique

I have a question to ask of heterosexual women on Metafilter: are you as shallow as I am? Do you find overweight men attractive? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 21, 2007 - 34 answers

Any Strategies for Unrequited Attraction?

I (male) have a friend (female) who I'm really attracted to. After being vague I've cleared the air about it all and she's not looking for more. We really value the friendship so I'm not going anywhere and neither is she. Any suggestions for when I have the overwhelming urge to just kiss her? [more inside]
posted by swiffa on Jul 9, 2007 - 27 answers

how important is body type when it comes to attraction?

are super fit guys into girls with normal bodies? are guys who literally look abercombie + fitch models attracted to girls who don't spend a couple hours a day, every day, at the gym? [more inside]
posted by violetk on Jul 3, 2007 - 50 answers

Giving Compliments to Men

How do you tell a guy he is... hot? [more inside]
posted by chase on Apr 14, 2007 - 49 answers

Is "your type" hard-wired in youth?

Is the type of person you're attracted to or consider attractive hard-wired in you during childhood? [more inside]
posted by whitneykitty on Apr 4, 2007 - 42 answers

Flirting--fun or folly?

There's a guy at work who fascinates me and I would love to get to know him as a friend, but I'm afraid to pursue it for fear he'll think I'm coming on to him. (I'm happily married and not looking for an affair). Should I just relax, not overthink it and let things develop, or should I run? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 23, 2007 - 26 answers

Is there anyone who is attracted to no one?

Do people ever exist who lack any attraction toward any other human being? [more inside]
posted by molybdenum on Jan 13, 2007 - 27 answers

Why is it embarrassing not to have romantic interest reciprocated?

Why is it embarrassing not to have romantic interest reciprocated? [more inside]
posted by socrates on Sep 4, 2006 - 20 answers

What do Blind people find sexy?

For most people, physical attraction is visual. So how do Blind people become attracted to someone in the absence of visual stimuli? [more inside]
posted by jason's_planet on Aug 30, 2006 - 13 answers

How to get over not being attracted to your spouse?

What can I do If I'm not physically attracted to my spouse? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 25, 2006 - 41 answers

Feline attraction to allergic person

Cats are mysteriously drawn to me. [more inside]
posted by seawallrunner on May 11, 2006 - 22 answers

Do my boyfriend and I have a chance at long-term happiness if we lack a hot "spark" when it comes to our sexual attraction for each other?

Do my boyfriend and I have a chance at long-term happiness if we lack a hot "spark" when it comes to our sexual attraction for each other? [more inside]
posted by VegasAnna on Apr 20, 2006 - 63 answers

Catnip Sr. for the Ladies

This post (Catnip for the Ladies) was very interesting, but what if we're talking Catnip in the forty to fifty year old range? What qualities and partialities make the middle aged male attractive?
posted by TheManticore on Mar 7, 2006 - 28 answers

List some specific, widely held, possibly irrational turn-ons.

Catnip to the ladies: Four female friends of mine recently had a conversation about what makes an attractive man. Opinions varied, but in the end, three traits were deemed "universally very hot": riding a motorcycle, building things out of wood, and having been in more than a few fistfights growing up. This baffled me to no end. Help me compile a longer list. [more inside]
posted by the jam on Mar 2, 2006 - 120 answers

Nature of attraction

After reading Aceys question today in which she was asking for advice for an 18 year old, Skylar answered: "I wish that I had better understood the nature of attraction and seduction, things I am only getting to know now as I get older. When I was younger I waited for people to approach me because I didn't have the courage to do it for myself. Now I realise how a few simple rules of psychology apply in many potential romantic encounters and I have gained a lot more confidence in those situations." [more inside]
posted by pwally on Sep 8, 2005 - 15 answers

Attraction concerns.

I have just started to be attracted to a friend I never had feelings for before, in an insidious and subconscious way. But my girlfriend and I are living together, and she's pushing hard for marriage. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2005 - 23 answers

Attraction across races

Are you attracted to people of races different from your own? [more inside]
posted by Big Fat Tycoon on Jun 3, 2005 - 85 answers

Hetero male attracted to lesbians - why?

I am a hetero male. Why am I attracted to lesbians? I know it's a fairly common thing for guys, but I just don't understand where it comes from, and this disturbs me -and hurts my hetero relationship.
posted by anonymous on Feb 6, 2005 - 28 answers

Friendship vs Attraction

How does one best handle attraction to friends of the appropriate sex, in rather complex situations? (vastly more inside) [more inside]
posted by justin on Dec 12, 2004 - 12 answers

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