Are looks everything?Find the answers in this review of The Secrets of Attraction: What Makes a Person Desirable? by Viren Swami and Adrian Furnham from the Independent.
Does body size matter?
Is male facial hair hot, or not?
Is there such a thing as the perfect female form?
Are big boobs better?
Is it the same for lesbians?
Why are gay men always at the gym?
Viren also recently published The Missing Arms of the Venus de Milo: Reflections in the Science of Attractiveness (which I wrote about here.) I'm sad I missed Viren when he was back in Malaysia recently talking about ... socialism. (Is this guy the true renaissance man?)
You can listen to him talking about the science of attraction in this programme on BBC Radio 4.