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Can women chose who they fancy, or is it all in the genes? Carol Hunt examines the essence of male sex appeal

Published 17/01/2010 | 05:00

So, what makes a man sexy? If I knew the answer to that I'd never have to work again. We choose those we like, but do we really have any control over those we find sexually attractive -- those men who make our eyes sparkle, our lips moisten and our blood pressure rise to dangerous levels? And has it anything to do with love?

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Some scientific studies imply that women who have positive relationships with their fathers or grandfathers try to recreate that love with a partner. Other researchers have found that the attraction is all in the "gaze" -- a touch of 'Sally O'Brien and the way she might look at you' -- while some dismiss sexual attraction as a purely chemical phenomenon.

But what is it that makes one man more attractive to women than another?

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