Geesh, I’m a HETEROSEXUAL woman, for criminy’s sake. I like men to look like men! But, then again, I’ve never been the “marrying kind.” Maybe going for the JFK, Jr. look isn’t so great for that, after all. 🙂
A country’s disease rates influence women’s preference for masculine or feminine-looking faces, claim psychologists
Women who live in healthier countries prefer more feminine-looking men, compared with women living in regions where life-threatening diseases are rife, psychologists say. Their research suggests masculine men have the greatest appeal for women who live in areas where a strong genetic make-up is critical for survival.
A study of women in 30 countries found they were more likely to choose a masculine-looking partner if their country scored low on a health index based on World Health Organisation mortality figures. By contrast, in countries where people have a longer lifespan, women favoured more feminine-looking men, even though they might not have the healthiest genes available….