What leads to friendship and attraction: what factors nurture liking and loving, those that help initiate attraction: proximity, physical attractiveness, similarity, and feeling liked. Proximity: proxemity: geographical nearness: powerfully predicts liking, however, it can also bread hostility people who marry are often people who are within walking distance from work, study, or neighbors with the other person. Anticipation of interaction anticipating interaction boosts liking anticipatory liking increases the chance of a rewarding relationship. I like the letter k the best because i write it everyday unless the repetitions are incessant (ex. Physical attractiveness appearance does matter, good looks are an asset. Disney movies show the beautiful princess and the ugly stepsisters this is why people seek plastic surgery and other alterations. First impressions attractiveness also affects first impressions: it even effects job interviews, these explain why the most attractive people will have the most prestigious jobs and make more money first impressions quickly influence our thinking.