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?
Preach it, Sister! :)
Women have faces???
ButterFace is always popular after the band takes its first break...
How Adam Got Eve
Adam was hanging around the garden of Eden feeling very lonely.
So, God asked him, ‘What’s wrong with you?’
Adam said he didn’t have anyone to talk to.
God said that He was going to make Adam a companion and that it would be a woman.
He said, ‘This pretty lady will gather food for you, she will cook for you, and when you discover clothing, she will wash it for you.
She will always agree with every decision you make and she will not nag you, and will always be the first to admit she was wrong when you’ve had a disagreement.
She will praise you!
She will bear your children and never ask you to get up in the middle of the night to take care of them.
‘She will NEVER have a headache and will freely give you love and passion whenever you need it.’
Adam asked God, ‘What will a woman like this cost?’
God replied, ‘An arm and a leg.’
Then Adam asked, ‘What can I get for a rib?’
Of course the rest is history............!!!!
Only by the "right guy".
If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life,
Never make a pretty woman your wife.
So from my personal point of view,
Get an ugly girl to marry you.
Gee, who woulda thunk it...
Sorry, not true. You may give the wrong guy a “you wish” look, but you would walk away smiling.
Girls are girls, boys are boys. All the wishful thinking in the world will never change that fact.
Maybe. Some women who dress to impress seem to be ofended if a guy with a beat up old Honda notice, but the guy with the Beemer can be as rude as he wants.
Been a while. My stunningly good looking wife married me 21 years ago for some reason. And she can cook!
I hope they didn’t pay someone my tax money to do this study. This is common knowledge among both men and women, why did they need a study? Another frickin’ money grab by someone.
More money wasted on research of the obvious. These people need to pay back their grant money to the taxpayers or be charged with theft.
“Women have faces???”
‘Fraid so. That is where the bionic b!tch hole is located.
Men look at women’s faces. What man could miss looking at Lauren Graham or CZJs face? Not to mention Liz Taylor when she was young. I always check out the face, body and personality(if a relationship of more then 2 hours is being contemplated).
A real woman does not notice the beat up old Honda if the driver is true and authentic. Sounds like your woman knew you were the real thing.
But we all still love to get that construction guy whistle!
Calling Captain Obvious....Wonder how many taxpayer dollars were taken from workers’ paychecks to be wasted at tu for this worthless study.
So, do guys go face first, then body? Or body first,then face? And then what, cute but flat chested or fat, plain but knock out body....what makes a guy move forward with interest? I'm looking to make millions from this study so please don't disappoint.
Ahhh.... The classic “butterface” quandry.
I read something a bit more scientific today. It seems that men are attracted by the smell of a woman when she is ovulating and correctly identify and correlate her smell with her desire for sex at that particular time.
Women also know when a man wants sex by the smell he gives off. Of course it depends on how long he’s been dead.
Only if you split the grant with me:)
Boy, when I was born I must have been missing a strand of genes or two but I never, never thought of a woman in terms of her "reproductive value and current fertility."
Any other Freeper out there have the same orientation?
Then why are do so many men attach themselves to women with bodies that look like a fourteen year-old boy's?
“But we all still love to get that construction guy whistle!”
This woman does not. It’s humiliating to be called out when you’re walking along, minding your own business. It’s also rude. Tacky. Embarrassing.
On the other hand, my son (now age 4), since he was an itty bitty kid in a stroller, will go out of his way to look at an attractive woman. He almost fell out of his stroller at the mall turning to check out a woman in a short skirt and heels. He makes my husband so proud. :)
Only if you split the grant with me:)
What a tease!
Hate butterfaces so tend to look at faces first.
***This woman does not. Its humiliating to be called out when youre walking along, minding your own business. Its also rude. Tacky. Embarrassing***
If you have a 4 year old child, you are probably still relatively young. Like I tell my daughter, youth is fleeting, enjoy it now so you can let go with grace when it’s gone. Trust me, male attention may be embarrassing now but you will miss it when it’s gone.
Those men are gay, so why worry about them.
Those men are gay, so why worry about them.
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