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BBC 6 Minute English 2017 - Do opposites attract

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BBC 6 Minute English 2017 - Do opposites attract
Why are we attracted to some people and not to others? What role does beauty, personality, and how people smell play in our feelings? Sophie and Neil discuss love at first sight and the significance of the waist-hip ratio.

This week's question

What percentage of Americans said they believe in love at first sight? Is it…

a) 26%?

b) 56%?

c) 86%?

You'll hear the answer at the end of the programme.

Vocabulary

bolt out of the blue
something totally unexpected

sceptical
have doubts about something

ratio
the relationship between two sizes

correlates
has a strong relationship

fertile
able to produce babies

conceive
get pregnant

hourglass figure
curvy, with a well-defined waistline

mate
sexual partner

aesthetically
judging something by the way it looks

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