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Men Attracted to Women's Bodies Over Faces in the Short Term
Mother Nature Network ^ | September 18, 2010 | Katherine Butler

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 women’s 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 man’s face.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: beauty; genderwars; psychology
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Hmmm....
1 posted on 09/21/2010 6:34:04 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I’m shocked. Shocked, I tell you.


2 posted on 09/21/2010 6:34:53 PM PDT by Dumpster Baby (Truth is called hate by those who hate the truth.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I had to marry a beautiful woman in order to balance out me. After all who wants ugly kids.


3 posted on 09/21/2010 6:36:43 PM PDT by reg45
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To: Dumpster Baby

I’m just glad I have both a bitchin’ bod AND a cute face, LOL!

My future possibilites are endless, LOL!


4 posted on 09/21/2010 6:36:43 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

‘possibilities.’

I cain’t harly spel, tho’...LOL!


5 posted on 09/21/2010 6:37:36 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

"I cudda done this "study" in da back alley with a thrown away meatball as bait"

6 posted on 09/21/2010 6:37:47 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

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...


7 posted on 09/21/2010 6:39:39 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

But can she cook?


8 posted on 09/21/2010 6:43:59 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

“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.
Or not...


9 posted on 09/21/2010 6:44:28 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Coexist; (when possible.) At all other times, have superior firepower.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

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.


10 posted on 09/21/2010 6:45:38 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Did you know water makes you wet?


11 posted on 09/21/2010 6:45:58 PM PDT by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

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!


12 posted on 09/21/2010 6:46:06 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: Oshkalaboomboom

“But can she cook?”

lol Kissin’ don’t last but cookery do!


13 posted on 09/21/2010 6:46:50 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Agreed!
It just another example why there is just NO WAY to cut government spending and have a smaller, less intrusive government!


14 posted on 09/21/2010 6:49:23 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Coexist; (when possible.) At all other times, have superior firepower.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
I can love women's bodies long term too. ;^)

Love you long term, baby!

15 posted on 09/21/2010 6:51:12 PM PDT by TigersEye (Greenhouse Theory is false. Totally debunked. "GH gases" is a non-sequitur.)
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To: TigersEye

ROFLMAO!


16 posted on 09/21/2010 6:51:57 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: reg45

“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! :)


17 posted on 09/21/2010 6:52:43 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I happen to like big boobs... but that’s just me.


18 posted on 09/21/2010 6:54:19 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

After being burned in TWO marriages, all I look for now is how much they charge. Cheaper in the long run.


19 posted on 09/21/2010 6:55:34 PM PDT by rickb308 (I love watching libruls heads explode as they see their dogma run over by their karma.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
***As a woman, you might be put off by men checking you out in a bar.***

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?

20 posted on 09/21/2010 6:57:05 PM PDT by GrannyAnn
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To: GrannyAnn

Preach it, Sister! :)


21 posted on 09/21/2010 6:58:11 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Women have faces???

(kidding!!)


22 posted on 09/21/2010 6:58:26 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

ButterFace is always popular after the band takes its first break...


23 posted on 09/21/2010 6:58:44 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

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............!!!!


24 posted on 09/21/2010 7:01:41 PM PDT by seowulf ("If you write a whole line of zeroes, it's still---nothing"...Kira Alexandrovna Argounova)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

In order:

Eyes
Cheekbones
Hair
Derriere
Height

Honorable mention:
Hoots


25 posted on 09/21/2010 7:01:51 PM PDT by djf (It is ISLAM or "We, the People..." Take your pick. THERE IS NO MIDDLE GROUND!!!)
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To: djf

? wha


26 posted on 09/21/2010 7:02:24 PM PDT by Scythian
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To: GrannyAnn
Women love to be “checked out.”

Only by the "right guy".

27 posted on 09/21/2010 7:02:53 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

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.

More lyrics: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:MZfghASOIfQJ:www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/h/harry_belafonte/#share


28 posted on 09/21/2010 7:05:50 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Gee, who woulda thunk it...


29 posted on 09/21/2010 7:10:52 PM PDT by Ronin (If it were not so gruesomely malevolent, Islam would just be silly.)
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To: MileHi

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.


30 posted on 09/21/2010 7:11:25 PM PDT by GrannyAnn
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To: seowulf

Love it!


31 posted on 09/21/2010 7:13:37 PM PDT by GrannyAnn
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To: GrannyAnn

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!

{:0)


32 posted on 09/21/2010 7:25:32 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

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.


33 posted on 09/21/2010 7:26:37 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

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.


34 posted on 09/21/2010 7:27:42 PM PDT by lurk
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To: bigbob

“Women have faces???”

‘Fraid so. That is where the bionic b!tch hole is located.


35 posted on 09/21/2010 7:35:58 PM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: GrannyAnn

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).


36 posted on 09/21/2010 7:38:24 PM PDT by calex59
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To: MileHi

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!


37 posted on 09/21/2010 7:38:50 PM PDT by GrannyAnn
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Calling Captain Obvious....Wonder how many taxpayer dollars were taken from workers’ paychecks to be wasted at tu for this worthless study.


38 posted on 09/21/2010 7:44:46 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: calex59
I'm thinking you are a guy so I'm going to do my own 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.

39 posted on 09/21/2010 7:48:27 PM PDT by GrannyAnn
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Ahhh.... The classic “butterface” quandry.


40 posted on 09/21/2010 7:48:49 PM PDT by marine86297 (I'll never forgive Clinton for Somalia, my blood is on his hands)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

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.


41 posted on 09/21/2010 7:49:20 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: GrannyAnn

Only if you split the grant with me:)


42 posted on 09/21/2010 7:49:20 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
“Both the body and face can provide clues as to a woman's reproductive value and current fertility...

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?

43 posted on 09/21/2010 7:57:09 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
...men were exceedingly more likely to go for a woman with a curvy body.

Then why are do so many men attach themselves to women with bodies that look like a fourteen year-old boy's?

44 posted on 09/21/2010 8:00:39 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: GrannyAnn

“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. :)


45 posted on 09/21/2010 8:11:02 PM PDT by coop71 (Being a redhead means never having to say you're sorry...)
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To: calex59

Only if you split the grant with me:)

What a tease!


46 posted on 09/21/2010 8:21:17 PM PDT by GrannyAnn
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Hate butterfaces so tend to look at faces first.


47 posted on 09/21/2010 8:24:04 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (No prisoners, no mercy. 2010 is here...)
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To: coop71

***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***

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.


48 posted on 09/21/2010 8:34:49 PM PDT by GrannyAnn
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To: randog

Those men are gay, so why worry about them.


49 posted on 09/21/2010 8:39:05 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: randog

Those men are gay, so why worry about them.


50 posted on 09/21/2010 8:39:14 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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