In what honestly feels a little bit like a personal attack, the results of a new studyhave basically deemedme UNATTRACTIVE in the eyes of a lot of people surveyed.
OK, Im probably being a little dramatic here, but the study said having a sense of adventure is largely considered attractive, and you know what? I dont really have one. THERE, I SAID IT. IM UNADVENTUROUS.
But anyway, for all you adventurous people who are pumped about this, you might want to take a quick break from your zip-lining and cliff diving to read this.
In terms of why that might be, Dr. Helen Fisher, Chief Scientific Advisor for Match and Biological Anthropologist, explained,
Novelty triggers the dopamine system in the brain to make you feel alert, focused, energetic, optimisticand often romantic, making ones sense of adventure the ultimate aphrodisiac. So when you find an adventurous partner, you are likely to have a companion who will keep you lively, healthy and romantic too.
But adventure is a loose term. So lets get a little more specific here. What KIND of adventures do you want to be going on with your partner?
Well, it seems a lot of people look to their bucket list. And Match found that 73 percent of singles say theyd be attracted to someone if they shared the same bucket list items.
Here are the top 10 bucket list items based onthe lists of those surveyed:
1. Fall in love (83 percent).
2. Go on a wine tour in Napa (53 percent).
3. Change someones life for the better (52 percent).
4. Get to my ideal weight (47 percent).
5. Go on a safari (45 percent).
6. Ride a hot air balloon (45 percent).
7. See the Northern Lights (45 percent).
8. Go to the Super Bowl (43 percent).
9. Swim with dolphins (39 percent).
10. Travel through Europe (38 percent).
Now, on top of having to enjoy going on adventures, Ihave to enjoy going on these adventures?! UGH, IT JUST DOESNT END.
I am big on the whole killing two birds with one stone thing, though, so I was glad to know 66 percent of Match singles said theyd like to check off one of these bucket list items on a date.
Match has a new feature where you can actually let your potential matches know whats onyour bucket list.
On your profile, you can display items on your bucket list in certain areas, like self-improvement, adventure, sports, and travel, so hopefully, you can match with someone with similar items on their list.
Now, time to log on to Match, check out someone who wants to go on the same adventures as you do, and go on that big, wild, adventurous date youve been trying to go on!