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Study: Men With 'Cavemen' Faces Most Attractive to Women
Fox News ^ | Thursday, August 23, 2007 | Jeanna Bryner

Posted on 08/23/2007 2:32:03 PM PDT by jmcenanly

Guys with bulldog-like faces have been chick magnets throughout human evolutionary history.

A recent study of the skulls of human ancestors and modern humans finds that women, and thereby evolution, selected for males with relatively short upper faces.

The region between the brow and the upper-lip is scrunched proportionately to the overall size of their heads.

Among the men who fit the bill: Will Smith and Brad Pitt.

In a past study, researchers found a similar facial pattern in chimpanzees, with males having relatively shorter and broader faces compared with females, controlling for body size.

Men with "mini mugs" might have been most attractive to the opposite sex and thus most likely to attract mates for reproduction, passing along the striking features to the next generation and so forth, said lead study author Eleanor Weston, a paleontologist at the Natural History Museum in London.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: beauty; caveman; evolution; godsgravesglyphs; psychology; science
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I don't know about those chronic complainers from GEICO, but this may explain why Rupert Grint is so popular.


1 posted on 08/23/2007 2:32:09 PM PDT by jmcenanly
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To: jmcenanly

Brad Pitt looks like a wimp to me - just not attractive.


2 posted on 08/23/2007 2:34:49 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: jmcenanly
Uh...not me..

3 posted on 08/23/2007 2:36:44 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.)
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To: jmcenanly

I don’t think it’s the LOOK that is what women like, it’s the promise of that rough around the edges looking guy being a little more aggressive in bed, a good solid romp, compared to the “Nancey boy”, and the “touchy feely” tender little “poke”.

women like SEX, not a tea party.


4 posted on 08/23/2007 2:37:11 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: jmcenanly

I thought just last month there was a study that suggested that women prefer girlie-looking metrosexuals...?


5 posted on 08/23/2007 2:37:23 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: jmcenanly
Guys with bulldog-like faces have been chick magnets throughout human evolutionary history.

I've actually heard some gals talking about some ugly guys being attractive.

Their terms were "ugly-sexy" as oppsed to just "ugly-ugly".

Lady FReepers, is there any truth to this?

6 posted on 08/23/2007 2:37:47 PM PDT by SIDENET (More fun than a beer left in the freezer.)
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To: SIDENET

Yes.


7 posted on 08/23/2007 2:39:23 PM PDT by Lizavetta ( Politicians: When they're speaking, they're lying - when they're not speaking, they're stealing.)
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To: Dante3
You apparently haven't seen "Kalifornia".


8 posted on 08/23/2007 2:39:31 PM PDT by stormer
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To: A_perfect_lady

Yes, but to those “women”, that meant their butch Lesbo partner.


9 posted on 08/23/2007 2:39:38 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: jmcenanly
Study: Men With 'Cavemen' Faces Most Attractive to Women



"Sounds to me like someone woke up on the wrong side of the rock!"

(sorry couldn't find the pic with the woman giving her reaction) - these are the BEST ads BTW - right up there with "Viva! Gorditas!"
10 posted on 08/23/2007 2:40:46 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: jmcenanly

I thought a recent study found that women found attractive men who looked like women. Does this mean that cavemen looked like women?


11 posted on 08/23/2007 2:41:03 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: jmcenanly

Confidence works well.


12 posted on 08/23/2007 2:42:17 PM PDT by Jaysun (It's outlandishly inappropriate to suggest that I'm wrong.)
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To: jmcenanly

13 posted on 08/23/2007 2:42:42 PM PDT by GunRunner (Come on Fred, how long are you going to wait?)
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To: jmcenanly
ok ladies feast your eyes on this hot stud:

14 posted on 08/23/2007 2:43:20 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I am for traditional moral values, a strong national defense, and free markets.)
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To: jmcenanly

If you believe in “studies,” you will believe in anything.


15 posted on 08/23/2007 2:43:46 PM PDT by mojito
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To: F15Eagle
I’ve heard that it’s the same guy by the way. The guy on the left and the guy on the right are one and the same. I don’t know if there’s any truth to it.

Everywhere I go......
There’s always something to remind me......
Of another place and time.....

I sing it in the shower every morning.

16 posted on 08/23/2007 2:44:28 PM PDT by Jaysun (It's outlandishly inappropriate to suggest that I'm wrong.)
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To: Lizavetta

Thanks. Good to know.


17 posted on 08/23/2007 2:45:13 PM PDT by SIDENET (More fun than a beer left in the freezer.)
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To: Nathan Zachary
women like SEX, not a tea party.

They do??

;-)

18 posted on 08/23/2007 2:45:19 PM PDT by RockinRight (Fred Thompson once set fire to a crowd of liberals simply by puffing his cigar and staring real hard)
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To: SIDENET

Ahh, hmmm, thinking .... thinking .... thinking .....


19 posted on 08/23/2007 2:45:25 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("If builders built airplanes the way FAA writes FARs then the first pilot would have been a woman")
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To: F15Eagle
Oh - and I read in Reader’s Digest that ABC (I think) is coming out with a show featuring the Geico cavemen.
20 posted on 08/23/2007 2:45:35 PM PDT by Jaysun (It's outlandishly inappropriate to suggest that I'm wrong.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

It depends on what the author of the study looks like.


21 posted on 08/23/2007 2:45:42 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Jaysun

Have you been here?

http://www.cavemanscrib.com/


22 posted on 08/23/2007 2:46:25 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: jmcenanly

Something about Will Smith’s face makes it hard for me to take him serious in movies. I think it’s cause he looks so goofy with those big ears and all.


23 posted on 08/23/2007 2:48:15 PM PDT by Jorge
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To: jmcenanly

24 posted on 08/23/2007 2:48:47 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Dante3

Pitt is a pretty boy...


25 posted on 08/23/2007 2:49:10 PM PDT by svcw (There is no plan B.)
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To: SIDENET

Women’s only concern is about the size of the thing in your pants.

No, not that silly.

Your wallet.


26 posted on 08/23/2007 2:50:27 PM PDT by zencat (The universe is not what it appears, nor is it something else.)
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To: F15Eagle
No, but is that all it does? I just keep getting an ipod type thing with 2 options.
27 posted on 08/23/2007 2:52:09 PM PDT by Jaysun (It's outlandishly inappropriate to suggest that I'm wrong.)
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To: jmcenanly

28 posted on 08/23/2007 2:53:34 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?)
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To: jmcenanly

29 posted on 08/23/2007 2:53:49 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Jaysun

It would sure make a good story, if true! But notice the eyes, distance from pupil to pupil...I guess colored lenses could explain that...


30 posted on 08/23/2007 2:56:52 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: EveningStar; JRios1968

Ping?


31 posted on 08/23/2007 2:57:13 PM PDT by BJClinton (And then it occured to me: a real rocket scientist posted the Friday silliness thread on Thursday.)
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To: SIDENET

Yeah, I get that all the time.


32 posted on 08/23/2007 3:01:23 PM PDT by Uriah_lost ("I don't apologize for the United States of America," -Fred D Thompson)
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To: jmcenanly
"...but this may explain why Rupert Grint is so popular."

Three questions:
1. Who the hell is Rupert Grint?
2. Are those two pictures of the same person?
3. Is either one (or both) the aforementioned Grint?

Seriously, I've never even heard that name before and I'm sure I would have remembered someone that homely.

33 posted on 08/23/2007 3:01:31 PM PDT by Pablo64 (Ask me about my alpacas!)
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To: jmcenanly

In other words, Paul Begala is still a virgin.


34 posted on 08/23/2007 3:02:04 PM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: aruanan

“Does this mean that cavemen looked like women?”
No! It means that cavewomen looked like men! So there was a lot of confusion.


35 posted on 08/23/2007 3:02:04 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: SIDENET

Women like a guy with a big one.


36 posted on 08/23/2007 3:03:32 PM PDT by ASA Vet (WALLET that is.)
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To: Dante3
Brad Pitt is is feminine looking, despite his attempts at playing gladiator rolls. Women would expect sex with Brad Pitt to be more "cuddly", touchy feely- "are you ever going to get around to doing it" type of sex, with not much sweating involved.

When women see a tough and rough looking guy, like "Duncan MacCloud from the Clan MacCloud" type,(Adrian Paul) larger tougher guy, with real facial hair, with larger toned muscles which promises stamina, ( not peach fuzz, dainty legs and sickly looking like Brad Pitt) They have a vision of more physical, sweaty physically exhausting sex.

With the Brat Pitt types, women need to cover up with a warm blanket afterwards, because they feel a little chilled from being naked.

With the Adrian Paul types, they need to stay naked and turn on a fan to cool off.

Also, it's not only a conscious attraction, more of a subconscious chemical one, natural selection of the strongest (therefore healthier) over the weakest,(indicating sickly and weak.)

37 posted on 08/23/2007 3:04:06 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: A_perfect_lady
I like my men to wear skirts


38 posted on 08/23/2007 3:04:18 PM PDT by colorcountry (Silence isn't always golden.....Sometimes it's just yellow!)
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To: al baby; Allegra; Auntbee; BJClinton; Dashing Dasher; dfwddr; exile; feinswinesuksass; ...
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The "tards" are the ping list members - not necessarily the subject of the thread.

39 posted on 08/23/2007 3:07:17 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: stormer

Was I the only one who wasn’t really torn up when Juliet Lewis bit the dust in that movie? Good grief was she annoying!!!


40 posted on 08/23/2007 3:07:24 PM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: jmcenanly
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41 posted on 08/23/2007 3:07:25 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: Pablo64

LOL, Rupert Grint is the actor who plays Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films. He’s in the lower pic.

And yes, the 10-15 yr old females in my household think he’s smashing. Maybe it’s the red hair and sqawky voice???


42 posted on 08/23/2007 3:07:28 PM PDT by Valpal1 ("I know the fittest have not survived when I watch Congress on CSPAN.")
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To: jmcenanly

It’s always amusing to hear men elaborate on “what women want.” Since women themselves don’t know, it would be a rare man indeed who did. And I would hazard a guess that it’s none of US.


43 posted on 08/23/2007 3:08:49 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: RockinRight

They do, right up until “I do.” Sorry female Freepers. Couldn’t resist.


44 posted on 08/23/2007 3:09:53 PM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: Lucky9teen
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45 posted on 08/23/2007 3:10:00 PM PDT by JRios1968 (Faith is not believing that God can. It is knowing that God will. - Ben Stein)
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To: colorcountry

I will take door #2. :)


46 posted on 08/23/2007 3:10:14 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (IS IT 2008 YET?... Dale Jr: "I'm so loose, I should be fast...")
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To: cdcdawg
Was I the only one who wasn’t really torn up when Juliet Lewis bit the dust in that movie? Good grief was she annoying!!!

I think I stood up and yelled "Hell YES" in the theater, as if someone had just scored a touchdown.
47 posted on 08/23/2007 3:10:17 PM PDT by Jaysun (It's outlandishly inappropriate to suggest that I'm wrong.)
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To: jmcenanly

I remember Henry Kissinger said “power is the ultimate aphrodisiac”. I suspect money is a close second, or maybe they are the same thing.

I will say that just about every college quarterback I have ever known was dating a real babe. For instance, I saw on TV a while back that Archie Manning married the Ole Miss homecoming queen.


48 posted on 08/23/2007 3:12:53 PM PDT by yarddog (`)
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To: Jaysun

click around - the door will open - there are places to go

the commercials are better but it’s kinda funny they were at least trying


49 posted on 08/23/2007 3:13:13 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Tim 1:4; Gal 1:6-10; 1Cor 2:2; Matthew 22:30; Mark 12:25; Luke 20:34-35; 2Thess 2:11; Jude 1:3)
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To: Valpal1

Thanks, that explains a lot. I know absolutely zilch about Harry Potter. Never read any of the books and never saw any of the movies. (Nor has anyone in our household)


50 posted on 08/23/2007 3:14:51 PM PDT by Pablo64 (Ask me about my alpacas!)
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