When considering getting the opposite intercourse in a sweat, which passions could make you most appealing? eharmony investigates

Females want a well-travelled physical fitness fanatic who really likes the theater while males want a cosmopolitan photographer with a passion for physical exercise, per our new study.

We have now analysed countless communications[1] between eharmony members and discovered that males just who list going, workout, theater, dancing and preparing enjoy the majority of communications from women on the internet. Outdoor passions, politics, animals, picture taking and viewing recreation make up the remainder from the top ten a lot of attractive passions.

For women, exercising is one particular attractive activity, followed closely by photos, travel, artwork and party. Politics ranked at wide variety six, followed closely by out-of-doors passions at seven, preparing at eight and understanding and songs at numbers nine and 10 respectively.

The 10 many attractive interests for males and ladies

Ranking The majority of appealing interests for men to list on the profile Rank A lot of appealing passions for ladies to record to their profile
1. Going 1. Workout
2. Physical Exercise 2. Picture Taking
3. Theatre 3. Going
4. Dancing 4. Art
5. Cooking 5. Moving
6. Outdoor passions 6. Politics
7. Politics 7. Outdoor Interests
8. Animals 8. Cooking
9. Picture Taking 9. Finding Out
10. Watching sport 10. Songs

Exercise scores from inside the leading two the majority of attractive interests for sexes – with men finding women with a passion for football the most attractive. This is followed by swimming and sweating it out at ‘military style’ boot camps. When contemplating males, ladies deemed rugby more attractive exercise, followed by tennis and soccer.

Position A lot of attractive physical exercise for men to record on their profile Rank Most attractive exercise for females to list on the profile
1. Rugby 1. Basketball
2. Tennis 2. Cycling
3. Swimming 3. Army bootcamp
4. Baseball 4. Rugby
5. Army bootcamp 5. Running

Vacation in addition puts very across-the-board. Living (10percent) and dealing (11percent) abroad were both proven to enhance quantities of elegance and something in five Brits agree totally that the capacity to talk another vocabulary contributes allure.

And the a lot of appealing interests, the analysis reveals the hobbies deemed less desirable. Though females like guys who like the theater, it does not secure the exact same appeal for all the opposite gender, whom place this pastime on the list of base rated passions. Women who list ‘making an improvement’ happened to be in addition proven to receive 15per cent much less communications from men on the internet.

From a female perspective, males whom describe going out with pals as your favourite solution to spend their free time get a 14percent decrease in marketing and sales communications from women. Interestingly, the exact same rule doesn’t sign up for females – with social activity appearing once the 7th a lot of appealing interest in the sight of males.


The reference to hobbies more generally has also been proven to impact communications between singles on line. The full total range interests noted by guys has a stronger influence on web page views and invitations, showing that it is good for these to function six or even more pastimes. The converse holds true for females, revealing that more than four listed interests could make them much less attracting guys.

eHarmony.co.uk’s lead information scientist Jonny Beber responses:

‘While there are many similarities, we carry out additionally see some noticeable differences when considering the genders based on what passions they select “attractive”. One explanation for most of distinctions we see in what both genders is really interested in could be connected to evolutionary therapy.’

Exactly what males find attractive

Men find it a lot of appealing whenever a lady describes herself as having a desire for health and workout, meals, family, and dancing. But exactly why? In accordance with evolutionary psychology, men seek women who will be a healthier and appealing spouse to pass through along their particular genetics with to generate the perfect offspring. That is why we’re keen on appearance: we should guarantee that the offspring is going to be healthy and attractive aswell. When males note that a woman is interested in workout, meals, dance, and family, it implies that she’ll be literally able to bring their unique offspring and offer good care on their behalf nicely.’

What ladies select attractive

‘For males, women can be much more interested in males who possess interests in politics, going, health and exercise, food, theater, and discovering. The causes behind this could go back to evolutionary psychology: women can be wanting a prospective mate that will be a good company and protector regarding the household. Showing a desire for politics, theatre, and understanding may indicate a higher cleverness, which often means that the men will be much better caregivers, spread the larger intelligence genes to their offspring, and be able to give the household with a more satisfactory job. A desire for travelling could be considered a marker to be able to financially allow for a family, but inaddition it demonstrates a sense of adventurousness and attraction of the world that are attractive in themselves.’

The similarities

‘But, you additionally see some parallels between gents and ladies. Both sexes price health insurance and physical exercise, showing which they want to look after by themselves.

Nobody wants to end up being with a person that does not have much drive in their particular existence and it is satisfied with mediocrity. Gents and ladies both desire people to help them develop and to share their own life encounters with. Men and women are interested in brand new and interesting facets of encounters they won’t come across typically.’

Jemima Wade, spokesperson for eHarmony.co.uk, said: ‘As experts in relationships, its interesting observe just how people in the opposite gender view certain hobbies and interests when communicating online. At eHarmony.co.uk, we accommodate the users on 29 key character dimensions that form the basis of a long-lasting connection. These generally include physical power and imaginative love, alongside qualities such as for example shared values, fictional character and social abilities – helping all of us get a hold of you a genuinely suitable partner.’

[1] marketing and sales communications make reference to any communication between eharmony users, including ‘Icebreakers’, ‘Guided Communication’, ‘Open Communication’ and ‘eharmony Mail’

[2] based on investigation carried out by Atomik in March 2014, men ranked basketball (12percent) diving (11%) and military footwear camps (10percent) the absolute most appealing kinds of feminine physical exercise. Ladies voted rugby (13%) playing tennis (11per cent) and baseball (10percent) one particular attractive types of male exercise

[3] According to study executed by Atomik in March 2014, 20percent of men and women mentioned that talking another language makes someone of opposite gender more attractive, accompanied by working overseas (11percent) and residing abroad (10%)