Skip to comments.Men Attracted to Women's Bodies Over Faces in the Short Term
Posted on 09/21/2010 6:34:02 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
[Study reveals that women's bodies draw the interest of men who want to date, but marriage-seeking men consider women's faces as well.]
As a woman, you might be put off by men checking you out in a bar. Now these lecherous looks might be blamed on an evolutionary tendency. The Telegraph reports on a study from the University of Texas, Austin, that shows that men decide who they want to date in the short-term by looking at womens bodies. If they are more marriage-inclined, they will also check out her face.
The study took into consideration the reactions of 375 men and women who were asked to decide if they would date a member of the opposite sex based purely on their bodies. Men were asked if they would consider a curvy body or pretty face. Looking at pictures of bodies with faces obscured or faces with bodies obscured, men were exceedingly more likely to go for a woman with a curvy body. But if they were looking to settle down? They would pick a pretty face.
As the Texas study explained, Both the body and face can provide clues as to a woman's reproductive value and current fertility, but this study revealed men go for bodily cues more when looking for a short-term mate." Further, they found that fertility cues were assessed by considering both a body and a face. A face is thought to convey reproductive value, while a body is thought to convey fertility.
Do women have the same tendencies? Not at all, according to scientists. Women assigned to short term and long term picks all gave priority to a mans face.
I’m shocked. Shocked, I tell you.
I had to marry a beautiful woman in order to balance out me. After all who wants ugly kids.
I’m just glad I have both a bitchin’ bod AND a cute face, LOL!
My future possibilites are endless, LOL!
I cain’t harly spel, tho’...LOL!
"I cudda done this "study" in da back alley with a thrown away meatball as bait"
Actually for all these scientists exploring this...
First, we see the body, then we see the face, and then we actually see the personality - (I know that sounds dumb to Scientists).
In the end, if the personality does not jive - bye bye baby...
But can she cook?
“men were exceedingly more likely to go for a woman with a curvy body.”
I’m shocked by this.
This probably took a huge study with many well educated scientists to reach this conclusion.
I need to read the study. In most venues other than Redondo Beach you see the face first. Sitting at a bar, at an outside cafe, in class, the face is what you see first off.
Granted that’s not the case when we play beach volleyball or beach anything.
Did you know water makes you wet?
Wouldn’t it be great to be a ‘scientist’ who gets TAXPAYER grant money to go to bars and oogle curvy women to prove their theories? LOL!
“But can she cook?”
lol Kissin’ don’t last but cookery do!
It just another example why there is just NO WAY to cut government spending and have a smaller, less intrusive government!
Love you long term, baby!
“I had to marry a beautiful woman in order to balance out me. After all who wants ugly kids.”
The Gene Pool appreciates the fact that you planned ahead, LOL! :)
I happen to like big boobs... but that’s just me.
After being burned in TWO marriages, all I look for now is how much they charge. Cheaper in the long run.
Pure feminist BS! Women love to be “checked out.” It's the ugly, lesbian, feminist that told us to be offended by it. I was never offended! In my day I would give them a “back at you wink.”
And what the hell is the point of going to a bar in the first place?
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