Attractiveness is not necessarily similar to "hot." Whenever one spots a potential companion who is "hot," the most frequent way of thinking is something like, "I would like to mate with that person." With attractiveness, alternatively, the idea process proceeds as, "I want to become familiar with see your face intimately, then mate with him/her."
the standard of arousing interest; becoming attractive or something like that that draws
- sexual attraction
In the following year he made his first acquaintance with the literature of Spain under the influence of his friend and biographer, Ticknor; and, while its attractiveness proved greater than he had at the outset anticipated, the comparative novelty of the subject as a field for research served as an additional stimulus.