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Check Out These 8 Facts About the Science Behind Attraction


You see someone on the street that turns your head and you give them a second look… why? There are a lot of forces at play about which people our brains find attractive, and it’s not always because of mainstream beauty.

Attraction can work in many ways: it can be from a glance (love at first sight, at some call it) or it can develop with an unlikely person over the course of time. Here are eight interesting things behind the science of attraction…

1. Scent Plays a Big Role

We as humans have five senses (or is it six?) In any case, there’s more to attraction than visual cues, according to YourTango.com.

The source cites a study from the early 1990’s that shows women in particular become interested in men whose MHC compositions differ from their own (some sources suggest this is to avoid inbreeding). MHC stands for major histocompatibility complex, which is a set of molecules that control the nervous system. Meanwhile, men tend to gravitate towards the scent of women with more MHC than them.

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