I read about a study done recently in which groups of men and women were shown photographs of attractive people of both sexes. The study recorded the brain's responses to each of the brief exposures. In plain English, if a subject was attracted to the person in the photograph, a certain center in their brain would "light up."
Turns out, that while straight men reacted to attractive women only
, female participants reacted to both! Hmmm.... So, that explains why both GQ and Maxim, as well as Vogue and Glamour are filled with more pictures of gorgeous women than anything else.
I admit, there are many women I find beautiful and downright hot. Now I have a perfectly good excuse to reveal my deep dark secrets -- it's all my brain's fault! Does it mean I am sexually attracted to them? I don't know...
My personal favorites are Angelina Jolie, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Julia Ormond, Eva Longoria and Halle Berry.
Then there was this question on the radio once, with which celebrity would you like to get caught under the mistletoe? I actually called in and proudly announced my choice at the time -- Tom Cruise or Denzel Washington. Looking back now, Tom Cruise -what was I thinking?? Oh, he's still adorable and clean-cut, but that no longer seems enough. Denzel, on the other hand, is like a good wine that gets better and better with age....
The older I get the more I find myself drawn to men who aren't necessarily devastatingly handsome, but rather those who have wit, character and poise, and that elusive charisma that transcends age and looks. All those things considered, I would probably pick Sean Connery over Brad Pitt, George Clooney over Orlando Bloom, and Hugh Jackman over Ben Affleck.