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    #1

    the reason wanting to look attractive?

    Hello all users!

    Here is the sentence, the fragment of it, to be precise, that I have some reservations about.

    Often the reason wanting to look attractive is to create a situation that may lead to a relationship.

    In my opinion, the underlined fragment in bold type should be written as follows:

    either: Often the reason for wanting to look attractive is to create a situation that may lead to a relationship.

    or: Often the reason /that/ one wants to look attractive is to create a situation that may lead to a relationship.

    or: Often the reason /that/ a person wants to look attractive is to create a situation that may lead to a relationship.

    or: Often the reason /that/ a woman wants to look attractive is to create a situation that may lead to a relationship.

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: the reason wanting to look attractive?

    Your versions are all correct. The original sentence is wrong.

    Rover

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    #3

    Re: the reason wanting to look attractive?

    Very good!

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    #4

    Re: the reason wanting to look attractive?

    hi,
    Please note I'm not a teacher nor a native speaker;

    "the reason behind" and "the reason why" would also work.

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