Two-Factor Attractiveness Scale for women

The following is an attractiveness rating scale based on the two factors of romantic attractiveness + pairbonding attractiveness, instead of the usual single rating factor of romantic attractiveness.

Preamble

Freud/psychoanalysis: “What decides the purpose of life is simply the programme of the pleasure principle.” (romantic & sexual attention)

Object relations psychology: “The primary motivational factors in one’s life are based on human relationships, rather than sexual or aggressive triggers.” (pairbonding)

The above quotes imply two different kinds of male attractiveness, for women, and a need for two separate rating scales: 1. romantic attractiveness, and 2. pairbonding attractiveness. The first is based purely on romantic attentions & attraction: a man’s status, power, performing of romantic chivalry, his overt sexual desire & offer of unpredictable excitement, etc. The second rating implies the guy-next-door stereotype, more attractive for company, stability, ability to commit, pair bonding and if desired, building a family.

Rating a man as  9/10 in romantic attractiveness is misleading as the only qualifier of a high quality partner, as he may be only 1/10 in the pairbonding attractiveness (or it may be the converse scores). Not that I’m into rating men, but for those who are I recommend using both scales mentioned here and adding the scores together to gain a more accurate, overall rating.

Two-Factor Attractiveness Scale

A two-factor attractiveness scale would work like this, and examples are arbitrary, e.g.

(Example male – who?):
5/10 for romantic attractiveness
0/10 for pairbonding attractiveness.
Score: 5|0 = total 5 

(Example male – who?):
5/10 for romantic attractiveness
1/10 for pairbonding attractiveness
Score: 5|1 = total 6

(Example male – who?):
5/10 for romantic attractiveness
7/10 for pairbonding attractiveness
Score: 5|7 = total 12

(Example male – who?):
7/10 for romantic attractiveness
5/10 for pairbonding attractiveness
Score: 7|5 = total 12

(Example male – who?):
7/10 for romantic attractiveness
6/10 for pairbonding attractiveness
Score: 7|6 = total 13

(Example male – who?):
9/10 for romantic attractiveness
-5/10 for pairbonding attractiveness
Score: 9|-5 = total 4

* Highest possible score is +20… Lowest possible score is -10.
 

 

SEE ALSO: TWO-FACTOR ATTRACTIVENESS SCALE FOR MEN