It’s not all about looks – whether we find someone else attractive is based on a range of factors, even their smell. Photo: Alamy

What makes you attracted to someone? Why certain people set our hearts racing

  • From looks and smell to behaviour and background, there are a number of characteristics people in general find more attractive in others
  • Past experiences, our families and friends, the society we live in and the media also play a role in shaping who catches our eye
Topic |   Health and wellness

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It’s not all about looks – whether we find someone else attractive is based on a range of factors, even their smell. Photo: Alamy
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Hong Kong online romance scams rose 422 per cent from 2016 to 2018, according to police figures. Illustration: Perry Tse

Hong Kong dating scam: sales agents pose as dates to sell services and earn a commission

  • Love-seekers thrilled at being asked out on dates by online suitors are finding themselves being pushed to buy services packages when they meet
  • The fake boyfriends and girlfriends tell the victims they also use the service they are promoting, making them think they have their best interests at heart
Topic |   Sex and relationships

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Hong Kong online romance scams rose 422 per cent from 2016 to 2018, according to police figures. Illustration: Perry Tse
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