Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but a new survey shows that we behold beauty more frequently in those who travel.
An Australian dating website conducted a new survey of 882 adults and discovered that those who list traveling on their profile (and, hopefully, actually like to travel and aren’t just writing that to be more appealing) were rated more attractive.
More than half of the respondents said they find people who travel sexier, and nearly 96% said they’re looking for an adventurous partner.
A further breakdown into categories of travelers showed that those who had daring adventures were the most attractive, followed by adventure-seekers and then by off-the-beaten path travelers. Lastly, cultural connoisseurs were deemed the least attractive of the groups. In other words, the wilder the adventure, the higher the level of attraction.
It makes sense that traveling is such an attractive quality. It says a lot of good things about you: You’re willing to go somewhere unknown, you embrace change, you have (some) money and you’re able to plan.
We all want to date someone who can enrich our lives with stories or enlighten us with their experiences. Who really wants to date someone whose biggest adventure is journeying through the Netflix catalog on the couch?