Beauty and the beast: Belle finds true love despite his physical appearance. There's hundreds of stories of the same pattern; a beautiful woman falls in love with a physically unattractive, though kind and caring, man.
romantic love requires at least a small amount (if not a large amount) of physical attraction for your partner. However, is it REALLY possible to fall in love with someone physically unattractive?
I mean, I hope so! Some people just aren't blessed with beauty, though they are blessed with other incredible attributes that deserve to be loved and adored. But can it/does it happen?
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That's a very good question. I thinki it is possible to gain attraction for someone over time, because feeling positive towards someone makes them seem more appealing in your eyes. For example, my ex and I were high school sweethearts. He had been one of my closest friends since grade eight, but I wasn't attracted to him when I first met hiim. I loved his personality, because he was kind, funny, and loyal. The more and more time I spent with him, the more attractive I found him. We had a very rewarding (and physical) relationship for over a year before our breakup, and we are still good friends to this day.
Beauty and the Beast was, luckily, nothing more than a story. Remember, he was not a human, so a physical relationship would have been out of the cards even IF she had considered him appealing (shudder). They had a platonic sort of love before he became a man, and afterward explored a physical attraction.