They say "beauty is in the eye of the beholder". I am curious as to what attracts you to another person (I would say of the opposite sex, but that doesn't apply to everyone so...) Let's break it down farther. What "initially" attracts you to someone? Does this initial attraction tend to wear off quickly? If so, what qualities do you find are more attractive in the long run? What is most important to you in a potential mate? If it is a combination, rank them in order of importance to you. 1) physical beauty 2) intelligence 3) personality 4) other - please specify Do you find that your initial attractions generally do not work out? If so, why do you think that is? Please feel free to add to, or modify this.