Everyone has their preferences and particular traits we are attracted to in other people. Our tastes are unique, right? Yes and no. Have you ever asked yourself why some people are just beautiful and seem to be nearly everyone’s type?
We live in a world of online dating, in which you can potentially find many different types of people to date, and still, some users just tend to attract more attention than others do. One of the world’s biggest dating networks, Badoo, decided to study this phenomenon.
They analyzed dating habits of millions of users from different countries, and the study showed how dating preferences compare and contrast when it comes to gender, sexuality, and physical traits (for example, body type, eye color, height, etc.).
Here are the results. For straight men, these are the most important traits:
1. Height: not too tall, but also not too short
As it turns out, men don’t prefer supermodels in terms of height. The ideal height for them is somewhat between 5’3″ and 5’7″, according to almost half (48%) of the users.
2. They are brunettes
Opposite to widespread opinion that gentlemen prefer blondes, it looks like a good 34% actually prefer to engage with women who have brown hair more than with others.
3. Their body is “average”
It’s not completely clear what “average” means, but 40% of male users prefer women with this body type.
4. Their eyes are brown
More than half of the participants (52%) would prefer brown-eyed women.
And this is what women prefer in men:
1. They are tall
Sure enough, 47% of women like tall men, at least between 5’7″ and 5’11”.
2. They have dark hair
Shocking 70% of women who participated in the study responded that they like men who have brown or black hair
3. They have an “average” body
Once again, we aren’t completely sure what this “average” means but 40% of women fancy men with this body type. We can guess that it means that men don’t have to bulk up.
4. They have brown eyes
Again, more than half of women (52%) like men who have brown eyes more than those with any other color eyes. Interestingly enough, men and women appear to admit that brown eyes are the best eye color.
But of course, these are the average results, and they still vary from person to person by a lot. So if you, let’s say, have other physical traits and not the ones that were mentioned here, you can still be very attractive, especially if you’re confident. That’s true for both men and women.