ANSWERS: 30
  • let's be honest here on this question and forget the usual rhetoric. almost everyone at the beginning of a relationship is physically attracted to someone before dating ---- now where it leads to is another story
  • That is a bad basis for beginning a relationship. *Just because* You should get to know this person before beginning the relationship. For all u know this could be one hot boring, psychotic, cheating, rude hummor.. fill in the blank. Get to know the person over a few weeks frist and if you realize this person has nothing to offer you other then a nice body then don't get involved. *But if this is all your looking for then make your SITUATION CLEAR and have fun with that body.
  • Nope, but if it's arm candy you want, that's what you've got
  • for 99% of males that's how it always starts.
  • Its an okay basis... Not one I would start on though... I would get to know them better before starting a relationship with them and decide if they are really what I'm after.
  • It helps, but I need to see some of the personality to be attracted.
  • Sure! Why not? For a relationship to form there has to be a *lot* more going on than looks though!
  • It by no means is a basis for a relationship but unless you are physically attracted to someone I can't really see why you would WANT to pursue a relationship? You'll be sleeping with this person, conceivably, for the rest of your life. The purpose of a date is to get to know their personality. You know if you are attracted to them right away.
  • Not if you want it to be a lasting one (or in other words long-term).
  • For some people that is all that matters so I would say yes.
  • To be into a relationship, one must have an eye on what the purpose of the relationship is and where it is heading. Physical attributes may be a point of attraction, but is never a basis. One should grow from there, and build more on the foundations of character, understanding, fidelity, trust, honesty, oneness in heart, mind and spirit. Others I know pursue their relationship for the sake of sex. Staying and not growing from that physical attraction will find your relationship in the category I just mentioned - a relationship that has no root.
  • No ... a warm heart , your comfortability level , a level of softness in his approach is always a good basis for the beginning of a relationship .
  • No, I don't think that is a good starting base for a relationship but for dating that would be human nature. Attraction and chemistry are most often why people want learn the other persons personality.
  • You have to start somewhere. A physical attraction towards another is a good sign. It would be somewhat creepy if you started dating someone that was physically attractive to you. Remember dating is the process of getting to know the other person, which could lead to the development of a relationship, and to see if there is compatibility.
  • It's a good place to start - I think we can tell more than we realise by someone's appearance - I'm not always attracted to people who are conventionally beautiful - there needs to be something else, something I don't quite understand - but it can start with a look.
  • NO--because physical attractiveness can be only temporary, then what?
  • I went out with a gorgeous sexy Italian girl when I was sixteen. It was for those reasons alone, and the relationship was a disaster. I went out with her for all the wrong reasons. So no it isn't a good basis.
  • It is important to be attracted to the one you date...start there and see if there is more to your attraction than physical..you can only find it out by dating and getting to know her...
  • It worked for me.I married him :)He does have a charming personality(among many other wonderful traits).I didn't notice that right away because I was too busy staring into his beautiful blue eyes....
  • It is from the intimate part of the relationship. Hopefully you will want more out of it.
  • There is a 50/50 chance that things could work. Just take some time to get to know them. Who knows, you could end up falling in love or you could end up hating their guts.
  • There are three rules of dating. 1) Location. Cant date if no ones around 2) Physical attraction. You arent going out with someone you arent attracted to by sight first 3) Compatibility. Cant find that out unless you spend time together. The relationship will thrive only if both are committed to making it work.
  • I don't think so. "just because" means it was only the looks that grabbed you, not the personality or the brain or anything. If you're very lucky, there is someone inside that gorgeous packaging..but chances are that is very rare. Looks attract, definitely...but the "just because" bothers me. If that's all that he/she has going it ain't enough for me! :)
  • It's a very good "basis" and for some people an essential one but it is only the basis upon which everything else is built. How can you enjoy the company of a face or a body if you don't like the personality of that body. If that person doesn't have the qualities that you're looking for in a partner, be it kindness or humour or intelligence or a mixture of all then you can never grow to love them. Ask yourself if you would enjoy a phone conversation with this person? Would you hang out with them if they were a another girl( if you're a girl, that is)? If the answer is "no", then you don't enjoy their company.
  • Well whether people like to admit it or not, it certainly plays a role in the beginning of most relationships for sure. I think that it should not be the complete basis, but it's ok if thats a part of the starting process of a relationship. Now if the person is not intellectually attractive as well, then the relationship is not destined to be a long and fufilling one.
  • I think being physically attracted to someone is a normal basis for beginning a relationship, but the emotional connection definitely needs to take over!
  • No. A good basis for a relationship is when *both* people have a good reason to date the other, not just one of them. It will certainly help the relationship a lot if mutual physical attraction is given. But for a long term relationship other attraction factors will probably play an even greater role, such as a good communication and attraction at some other levels, for instance mutual interests, common goals, etc.
  • That's normally why I start dating someone. But even if they are great looking, if they have a lousy personality, it's not worth it.
  • It tends to be the basis for all relationships. Common perception is that men are more likely to out with someone based purely on looks. However studies have shown that men tend to try and date above their league or standard, while women tend to go for someone that think is of similar attractivity to themselves. I would suggest that this would mean men seem to date purely based on looks more, but women don't set their targets as high, so it seems more of an personality based choice even if not.
  • No. I'm always amazed at how many women I'm attracted to physically turn out to be the opposite personality-wise of what I'm attracted to.

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