Streaming issues? Report here
702 logo Gradients 702 logo Gradients
The Jukebox
22:00 - 00:00
volume_up
volume_mute

The Jukebox
22:00 - 00:00
Home
arrow_forward
Lifestyle

What makes you fall for someone? Facts about the psychology of attraction

5 November 2018 12:47 PM
Tags:
Sex
Psychology
Love
Dating
couples
attraction
relationship
clinical psychology
Hayden Knibbs
behaviour
hormones

Clinical psychologist Hayden Knibbs says attraction is influenced by various factors such as hormones, socialisation and behaviour.

Why do we want who we want?

Clinical psychologist Hayden Knibbs says attraction is influenced by different factors such as hormone levels, socialisation, and patterns of behaviour.

He explains that attraction changes with each individual's psychological experiences.

Read: 'The mother of my son is always meddling' - tips on dating while co-parenting

To understand attraction, he says one must consider multiple levels that influence human behaviour - including biology.

Knibbs explores the psychology of attraction and shared some universal observations regarding heterosexual men and women.

Genetically speaking, he says an attraction towards individuals with differences may be designed to increase optimal genetic mixing.

Also read: Why many couples today are struggling with marriage

He adds that when viewing attraction in the broadest sense, females tend to very often be attracted to male strength.

Genetically speaking, the pattern with heterosexual females is an attraction to males that display some sort of strength or power... This is typically interactionally, the controlling and assertive elements.

Hayden Knibbs, clinical psychologist

We do see that opposites tend to attract a bit. One hypothesis is that the gene pool to increase.

Hayden Knibbs, clinical psychologist

On the male side, there seems to be a draw towards a [partner with a] carer role.

Hayden Knibbs, clinical psychologist

There also seems to a draw towards something that needs to be fixed in a pattern. This gives males a confirming role.

Hayden Knibbs, clinical psychologist

Knibbs shared his expert advice and helped listeners with their own personal stories.

Listen to the conversation on The Eusebius McKaiser Show:


5 November 2018 12:47 PM
Tags:
Sex
Psychology
Love
Dating
couples
attraction
relationship
clinical psychology
Hayden Knibbs
behaviour
hormones

More from Lifestyle

parenting-in-lockdownjpg

Pandemic parenting — hands on, hands-free and hands sanitised

7 August 2020 5:35 PM

Mandy Wiener and guests share advice around the challenges a lot of us are facing when it comes to parenting during lockdown.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

car insurance short-term cover 123rfbusiness 123rflifestyle 123rf

Why it's a bad idea to ditch or downgrade your car insurance to save on costs

5 August 2020 8:21 PM

Involved in an accident you didn't cause? Third party claims don't pay out much. Wendy Knowler shares one driver's horror story.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Empty office space covid-19 coronavirus lockdown 123rfbusiness 123rf

'Let's use less stigmatising terminology when we communicate about COVID-19'

5 August 2020 4:43 PM

Employment relations expert Gawie Cillié suggests managers create a psychological safe space to avoid bullying in the workplace.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

ei-7020-omny-episodic-claudine-1500x1500-fapng

Signcast: Sign language adds important dimension to podcasts

5 August 2020 3:47 PM

The Signcast of a discussion with Professor Claudine Storbeck features her translation of the conversation into sign language.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

woman-mask-covid19-virus-symptoms-self-isolation-quarantine-laptop-at-home-123rf

Exploring how women can show up authentically with resilience and strength

5 August 2020 3:41 PM

Human Potential and parenting expert Nikki Bush takes listeners behind the scenes on what builds a strong personal brand.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

nike-adpng

[WATCH] Why Nike's new tv advert is 'absolutely extraordinary'

4 August 2020 8:09 PM

Nike's hit the mark, again, with its latest tv ad campaign. Branding expert Andy Rice awards it this week's hero's rating.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Money notes coins rands

Negotiating your salary: 'You need to come prepared'

4 August 2020 3:23 PM

Azania Mosaka speaks to talent strategist and leadership coach Anja van Beek on how to go about having the conversation.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Young man reading books in library literature 123rflifestyle 123rf

'Verify that the institution you want to study at is registered and accredited'

4 August 2020 12:40 PM

Independent Institute of Education's Nola Payne unpacks factors pupils should consider when deciding on a tertiary institution.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Ferrari

I collect cars. I’m a big Aston Martin and Ferrari guy - Vusi Thembekwayo

3 August 2020 8:06 PM

Bruce Whitfield interviews Vusi Thembekwayo about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

gay-couple-parents-baby-interracial-relationship-family-adoption-surrogacy-123rf

How to gain a sense of purpose and spark 'outrageous achievement'

3 August 2020 7:36 PM

"When your thoughts are centred around the meaning of your life, you unleash immeasurable power,” says author Richard Wright.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward