“What do you look for in a woman?”
Smile, eyes, intelligence, or a “coke bottle” body? In this day and age, we seem to have heard all the responses. In fact, we thought nothing could surprise us. That was, of course, before we discovered that a man may actually determine what type of relationship he will have with you based on the shape of your face.
A study shows that the shape of your face may determine whether you are “fling material” or “long-term material.” Men and women alike may be skeptical of this, but researchers believe this preference may be entirely subconscious for a man.
Researchers studied hundreds of men by showing them faces of women and asking which ones would be chosen for long-term relationships and which would be chosen for flings. The faces were taken from European or Japanese faces.
The results? Apparently facial features which are considered feminine (such a small chins and full cheeks) were often chosen as fling traits while features considered more masculine (stronger jaws and square faces) were chosen for long-term relationships.
The theory is that men subconsciously find feminine features more attractive and the more attractive a woman is, the more fear a man will have that she will enter an affair.
“Previous research has found that attractive women are likelier to be unfaithful, particularly if their partner is ugly.”
We know what you’re thinking. This is absurd.
It’s quite insulting to believe that a woman’s likelihood of cheating is dependent on how attractive she is. This study claims that a man chooses his spouse dependent on whether or not she “looks” like she will cheat on him. Absurd.
Additionally, there are countless ways in which this study seems to have holes. Was race taken into consideration? Do full cheeks simply remind men of more youthful girls and they equate youth to flings? Does this study apply to women who are attracted to women?
Tell us what you think and comment below!