Thursday, August 7, 2014
When we first look at someone, we can immediately notice if we find them attractive or not, it takes all but a few seconds to determine if we find them good looking. If we deem that attractive we will then want to get to know that person on a deeper level to see what their personality is like. And once that happens, we tend to start looking for traits in them that would suit well for being a potential mate, often referred to as "mate value." We do this even if we do not realize it. The videos in the lecture made me a little upset because I do not like rating people on their looks, I think it is shallow and very harsh. Obviously there are people that I am attracted to and then people that I'm not, but who am I to judge and label somebody as a three on a scale of one to ten? That's not right in my opinion, I may not find a certain man to be attracted while some other girl may think he is the most handsome man to walk this planet. We all find beauty in different places and some people find certain traits attractive while others do not. Also, I could not care less what type of car a man drives, or how much money he has, as long as he has a good personality and treats me well and I find him attractive, thats all that matters to me. So seeing these women rate men as a ten simply because they thought the guys made a lot of money kind of bothered me a little bit to be honest. However, I found this lecture to be very interesting and thought provoking.