What is the secret behind sexual attraction and what falls under sexy? Scientists are constantly running studies to figure out the answer.
For example, a new study suggests that long-distance runners are more attractive because they have greater levels of testosterone which makes them more manly and fertile. I don’t believe these scientists. How on earth does that make sense? When did fertility become a measure of sexiness? Well, maybe it’s the same rule that applies to sexiness of women with large hips; child bearing abilities?
Here are a few more scientific secrets of attraction. See which ones you agree with.
Having a face which is equal on both sides is a biological advert which tells prospective partners that good genes will be found in this body. Facial symmetry is also linked to agreeableness, extraversion and conscientiousness, so good looking people generally find it easier to make friends and hold down jobs.
In recent years scientists have discovered that there is an intriguing link between finger length and the levels of testosterone that a man was exposed to while still in the womb.
The longer the ring finger is in comparison with the index finger, the more testosterone was present.
Just as there is an ideal ratio for finger length, it seems that humans are programmed to quickly sum up the bodily measurements of a future lover.
Men prefer a waist-to-hips ratio of 7:10.
Women are unconsciously looking for a man who has a waist-to-hip ratio of 9:10 and are attracted to a partner with a big jaw, a broad chin, an imposing brow. The angle between their eyes and mouth, cheekbone prominence, and facial length all play a role as well as does facial hair. Most women prefer heavy stubble to either a beard of clean shaven. However men with full beards are viewed as better fathers.
Studies have found that we can literally sniff out our immune system match, the person whose genes complement ours, which will give us healthier babies.
In fact, the most compatible partner genetically would be the one who is the least like you. In terms of evolutionary biology it is easy to see the benefit of having one partner who is less susceptible to getting colds or flu while another has greater immunity to measles, for example.
Although it might seem like a good idea to stand out from the crowd when playing the mating game, new research suggests it actually pays to look average.
People with “mathematically average” features advertise a more diverse set of genes and better reproductive health, evolutionary biologists say.
Ideally, you want the distance between your eyes and mouth to be about 36 percent of the length of your face.
And, the distance between your eyes should be 46 percent of your face’s width.
The voice and mouth
Men prefer women with high, breathy voices as it signifies youth. Women’s voices tend to get lower as they age. A higher pitched voice is also thought to denote small body size.
Female listeners prefer a male voice that signals a large body size with low pitch.
Men are attracted to women who smile, but it’s not true the other way around.
Research found that smiling females were rated as more attractive, whereas men showing happy emotions were rated as less attractive.
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Source: The Telegraph