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What Makes You More Attractive: Your Life has Meaning

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Angelenos, think about this the next time you're on a date. A recent study published in the journal "Social Psychological and Personality Science" finds that looks, obviously, are not everything. There's something else heightens the attraction and it's just not your shared taste in music: we are more attracted to people who have meaning in their life. As GOOD Magazine puts it, "the moral of the story, perhaps, is that if you're toiling away at that corporate law firm or management consultancy because you think money or status will eventually bring you the interpersonal rewards you're looking for, you might have overlooked the real social power of having a deeper purpose."