Which interests cause you to appealing to the exact opposite intercourse?

When it comes to bringing the opposite gender out in a-sweat, which passions could make you many attractive? eharmony investigates

Women desire a well-travelled fitness fanatic whom likes the theater while guys wish a cosmopolitan professional photographer with a desire for exercise, based on our very own original study.

We have analysed an incredible number of communications[1] between eharmony members and discovered that males who list travelling, physical exercise, theater, dancing and cooking receive the majority of connections from ladies on the internet. Backyard interests, politics, pets, picture taking and watching sport compensate the rest associated with the top ten many appealing interests.

For females, exercise is by far the most attractive hobby, accompanied by photos, vacation, art and dance. Politics rated at wide variety six, followed closely by outdoors interests at seven, preparing at eight and reading and songs at numbers nine and 10 respectively.

The 10 the majority of appealing hobbies and interests for men and ladies

Rank The majority of attractive passions for men to list on their profile Rank A lot of appealing passions for older women looking for to list on the profile
1. Travelling 1. Physical Exercise
2. Workout 2. Photography
3. Theatre 3. Traveling
4. Moving 4. Art
5. Cooking 5. Moving
6. Outdoor passions 6. Politics
7. Politics 7. Exterior Interests
8. Animals 8. Preparing
9. Photos 9. Studying
10. Viewing recreation 10. Songs

Workout scores within the top two a lot of appealing passions both for genders – with males locating women with a love of baseball the quintessential attractive. This is certainly accompanied by diving and sweating it at ‘military design’ boot camps. When thinking about males, females considered rugby the essential appealing exercise, accompanied by playing tennis and basketball.

Position A lot of appealing exercise for men to list to their profile Position The majority of appealing workout for ladies to list on the profile
1. Rugby 1. Baseball
2. Tennis 2. Diving
3. Cycling 3. Military bootcamp
4. Baseball 4. Rugby
5. Army bootcamp 5. Operating

Travel in addition puts extremely across the board. Residing (10per cent) and working (11percent) abroad had been both shown to improve quantities of appeal and another in five Brits concur that the capacity to speak another language contributes attraction.

Along with the most appealing passions, the study shows the hobbies considered less attractive. Though females like guys who like the theater, it generally does not support the exact same appeal for your opposite gender, who spot this pastime among the list of base rated passions. Women that list ‘making a positive change’ happened to be also shown to receive 15per cent less communications from men online.

From women point of view, males which describe dating pals as a favourite solution to invest their own free time obtain a 14per cent decrease in communications from women. Interestingly, similar rule doesn’t apply for ladies – with personal activity appearing since seventh many appealing curiosity about the sight of males.


The reference to passions more normally has also been proven to impact interactions between singles on the web. The sum of the amount of hobbies and interests listed by males features a stronger effect on web page views and invitations, showing that it’s good for these to function six or even more hobbies. The converse is true for ladies, revealing that more than four detailed passions make all of them much less attractive to males.

eHarmony.co.uk’s lead data scientist Jonny Beber comments:

‘While there are numerous similarities, we perform in addition see some pronounced differences when considering the genders centered on just what interests they discover “attractive”. One explanation for many of variations we come across in what both genders is really keen on tends to be linked to evolutionary therapy.’

What males select attractive

Men find it the majority of attractive when a lady talks of by herself as having an interest in health insurance and workout, meals, family members, and dance. But exactly why? In accordance with evolutionary therapy, guys seek women who should be a healthier and appealing partner to successfully pass along their genes with to generate the perfect offspring. That is why we are drawn to appearance: we need to make sure the offspring would be healthier and appealing at the same time. When guys notice that a lady is interested in workout, meals, dancing, and family members, it proposes that she’s going to end up being physically able to hold their unique offspring and offer good care for them as well.’

Just what women come across attractive

‘For males, ladies are much more drawn to males that have passions in politics, going, health insurance and physical exercise, food, theatre, and reading. The causes behind this can go back to evolutionary psychology: women can be interested in a possible spouse that will be a beneficial provider and protector regarding the family. Showing an interest in politics, theater, and learning may indicate a higher cleverness, which often can indicate the guys should be much better caregivers, spread the bigger cleverness family genes with their offspring, and be able to look after your family with a more satisfactory job. A desire for travelling can certainly be regarded as a marker to be capable economically look after a household, but it also reveals a sense of adventurousness and attraction worldwide which have been attractive in themselves.’

The similarities

‘But, in addition, you see some parallels between women and men. Both genders worth health insurance and exercise, showing which they want to handle by themselves.

No body desires be with a person who doesn’t have a lot drive in their life and is satisfied with mediocrity. Women and men both desire someone to help them grow and also to discuss their own life encounters with. Everyone is keen on brand new and fascinating aspects of experiences that they would not come across ordinarily.’

Jemima Wade, spokesperson for eHarmony.co.uk, stated: ‘As experts in connections, it really is fascinating to see just how members of the exact opposite gender view some interests when communication on the web. At eHarmony.co.uk, we match our people on 29 key personality dimensions that form the foundation of a long-lasting relationship. Included in these are actual electricity and creative passion, alongside attributes for example discussed principles, personality and social abilities – assisting us discover you a suitable lover.’

[1] Communications make reference to any interaction between eharmony members, such as ‘Icebreakers’, ‘Guided Communication’, ‘Open correspondence’ and ‘eharmony Mail’

[2] According to analysis executed by Atomik in March 2014, guys rated football (12per cent) cycling (11per cent) and army boot camps (10per cent) probably the most attractive kinds of female physical exercise. Women voted rugby (13per cent) playing tennis (11%) and soccer (10percent) the quintessential appealing types of male physical exercise

[3] in accordance with research carried out by Atomik in March 2014, 20per cent of people mentioned that talking another language makes someone of this opposite gender more attractive, followed by functioning abroad (11per cent) and residing overseas (10%)