Got the ladies reading with that headline...
It's not necessarily looks or sex. Contrary to popular belief, it is intelligence and a good sense of humor that are the most attractive qualities.
We've read this before in Cosmo as to what women like in men. Sure, they like a good bicep and buttocks, but invariably and unanimously they like a sense of humor in their man and a man who can hold up their side of a conversation with them.
Men are attracted to the same attributes in women. Men and women differ in many ways but actually have more in common than we realize when it comes to attraction that leads to companionship which leads to mating.
The four basics seem to be humor, intelligence, physical appeal, sexual compatibility....pretty much, but not exclusively in that order.
But the stronger appeal seems to come from the neck up and the secondary appeal comes from the neck down. Although these focuses of appeal can be jumbled at any given time (e.g., physical appeal is usually the first magnet but gives way to humor and intelligence quickly and sexual compatibility is the last frontier to explore), it seems that lasting and successful relationships have a strong compatibility from the neck up as a primary attraction and from the neck down as a secondary attraction (a bonus to the relationship).
We can't have a complete relationship without all aspects of compatibility, but the higher we are compatible relative to the physical human body, the higher the chance of success at a relationship.
Dr. Phil G.