No one wants to admit that appearance is essential to our relationships. It sounds shallow! Of course, you shouldn’t judge everyone by their appearance alone, and there’s no perfect image or size to strive for. There are many ways we perceive attractiveness, and it’s a spectrum that differs for everyone. However, everyone’s routine grooming habits, beauty regimens, and activity levels are important factors in appearance.
Neglecting to maintain these routines when you’re in a serious relationship will affect your:
- Physical intimacy
If you’re worried about losing your partner, you can make changes to your relationship by examining your appearance.
Here, we’ll go into more detail about how caring about your appearance affects your relationships.
1. Raises self-esteem
Maintaining a regular beauty regimen or grooming routine, and staying active does drastic things for our self-esteem. As people always like to say, when you look good, you feel good!
Of course, that doesn’t mean that you need to strive to look like someone else. Honoring who you are by taking care of yourself in positive ways will always show immediate results and boost your self-esteem in the process!
When we feel our most attractive, we radiate confidence. That might mean we stand taller and put our best inner-self forward as well. High self-esteem helps us thrive in social situations and all kinds of relationships, platonic or romantic! You might avoid that conflict or communicate better when you feel more confident in who you are.
Your appearance tells others how you feel about yourself. Staying active, groomed, and dressing in clothes that show off your personality tells other people that you celebrate and respect yourself. To fully execute your best self to benefit your relationships, your personality and behaviors have to match your well-polished appearance.
2. Improves health
It may be more acceptable to say you’re exercising to feel good, but most people initially take up regular exercise because they want to look more attractive as well. Both of these are valid, positive goals for routine exercise. In most cases, these results will come hand in hand.
When you are concerned with our bodies and appearance, your health will increase in many ways. Staying active has many emotional benefits that are good for our relationships.
Some examples are:
- Boosted mood
- Increased energy
- Greater pride in your physical accomplishments and abilities
3. Enhances physical attraction and prevents infidelity
Physical attraction happens for many reasons outside of appearance, but the appearance is always the first spark! Appearance influences all stages of a relationship, not only the beginning. As relationships grow, many couples become less invested in their appearance. It’s great to know that you’re comfortable around your partner, especially as aging affects our bodies. But there are downsides to this settling down as well.
A leading cause of infidelity is a lack of physical intimacy. Often, when one or both partners stop concerning themselves with their appearance, confidence decreases, feelings of inadequacy arise, and unfaithfulness occurs.
That’s why it’s crucial to put your best foot forward for your partner always, just like you did at the beginning of your relationship. Prioritize your appearance to keep your chemistry alive as you and your partner grow together.
As you can see, there are many ways that the efforts we put into our appearance impact our relationships. Whether we like to admit it or not, it’s always important to keep maintaining our best vibes for the sake of our romantic partnerships and our own self-love.
Keep your self-esteem up and chemistry alive by always making a healthy, active lifestyle and beauty regimen a personal priority.