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Physical Attractiveness Stereotype

  • By: Teresa Taylor-Partridge & Judith H. Langlois
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

“What does s/he look like?” is often the first question asked about a potential blind date. “S/he has a good personality …” is the dreaded reply, although most deny the importance of attractiveness in our relationships. When do people start to ...

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