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Our Better Half: What We Look For In Those We Date

By HealthLife Contributor
Updated: December 10, 2008
No matter what anyone tells you, everyone wants to meet the person of his or her dreams. Everyone wants to meet the person who possesses all the qualities that make us happy, and none of the qualities that make us angry. Most, if not all of us, have an image in our minds (and in our hearts) about what the perfect person is to us. Most of us soon realize that there is no such thing as the perfect person. In fact, many times after meeting a person that we like, we find that there are many things about him or her that we don't like, but we are willing to compromise for the sake of the relationship.

Eventually we begin to realize that certain qualities are more important than others, and it is then that we give ourselves a more realistic chance at meeting the so-called perfect person. Check out the qualities that people most often look for in a person they would like to date. Anything sound familiar?


Looks aren't everything … they're the only thing. Unless you plan going on an actual blind date where neither you nor date can actually see what the other looks like, appearance is going to play at least a small role in what you think of each other. Don't despair though, not everyone is looking to date a Victoria's Secret model or a guy straight out of the Abercrombie & Fitch catalogue. If this were the truth, there would be less than one hundred people ever going out on dates. The reality of the matter is that people are looking for a person who is attractive to them, and you just might be the one. So before you give up, give the guy (or the gal) a chance to appreciate you for who you are on the outside.
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After the initial physical impression comes the internal impression. Personality plays a huge role in attraction, and can often be the determining factor that helps a person meet and keep the man or woman of his or her dreams. Sometimes, personality it is a great way to balance-out a person's appearance, be it attractive or unattractive. Beauty is only skin-deep, and after a few months of staring at a good-looking person, people are eventually going to want to date someone who they can actually carry-on a meaningful conversation with.

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