During my childhood days my dream girl was a princess who helped me comforted me and played games with me. The teen years saw the evolution of the pretty princess into a sensational diva who could set my soul on fire, someone who would attract envious glances from my peers an absolute beauty with a perfect figure and ravishing looks. But as the years progressed and as I passed out of the turbulent teens my mind settled down and now rationality has set in as I realize that the girl who will be my life partner has to have a whole lot more than looks and sex appeal. When the essay topic was announced at first I found the notion quite ridiculous but when my thoughts settled I felt that this was the right time to delve on this issue which has a bearing on my whole life. This essay topic has prodded me into realistically thinking as to what exact attributes am I searching for in my partner, the significant other. I take this opportunity to search my mind, heart and soul to draw a sketch of the girl for me. It is not an easy task especially to name only three aspects when so many flood your mind but this is a great opportunity to mind map, think and analyze an issue which we usually tend to ignore or hope that all the pieces of the jigsaw fall into place by themselves.
One of the main and obvious criteria in search of a significant other is obviously looks and the attraction that I would feel for the other person. According to Bailey and Kelly (1984), perceived physical attractiveness of self and others has been shown to be an important dimension in the establishment of interpersonal relationships. I totally agree with this as I mean as a child I wanted Pam Anderson to be my dream girl but when I became older I obviously knew what I wanted in a girl. I do not see how it could change as these are what are most important to me. Looks and physical attraction do mean a lot to me so