Here’s why you shouldn’t date based only on looks. They become much less important as you get older.
Researchers polled 1,000 Americans over the age of 50, and asked them to name the top things that attracted them to people when they were young, and what attracts them now.
They found that looks are definitely the #1 thing we care about when we’re young. But as we get older, they barely crack the top five.
The five most attractive things when we’re young are: Looks, personality, how kind someone is, their sense of humor and how polite or considerate they are.
But for older people, the most important things are: Kindness, personality, politeness, sense of humor and physical attractiveness in 5th place.
Three out of four people said looks were very important in their younger days. Only 46% of people over 50 said it matters a lot now.