Study Says Men Are More Likely To Choose Women With More Masculine Features For Long-Term Relationships

June 28, 2013  |  

 

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Ladies, do you always find yourself getting the most attention during booty call hours or rarely find yourself in a long-term relationship? Well, according to researchers from University of Stirling and University of Glasgow, your face could be the problem. No, seriously.

These researchers conducted a study with volunteers who were solely heterosexual men; the study was based on a composite of pictures of women’s faces.  The men were asked to choose who out of the composite would they pick for a short or long-term relationship. The faces of women the men had to decide on were separated into two feature types- feminine and masculine. Also, the women represented were of European or Japanese descendant. Here’s what researchers found according to CTV News:

“…men rated women with more feminine features more highly for a fling. The preference was especially high among men who were already in a steady relationship.“When a man has secured a mate, the potential cost of being discovered may increase his choosiness regarding short-term partners relative to unpartnered men, who can better increase their short-term mating success by relaxing their standards,” wrote the study authors. But in making long-term choices, men “may actually prefer less attractive/feminine women,” they added.”

It is interesting this study only used women from two different racial backgrounds to make such a claim. It would be insightful to know the demographical background of the men who volunteered to participate in this study, too.

On the flip side, aside from this bizarre study, there are actually two others that state women are more likely to commit adultery if their partner is not physically attractive and would rather be with a geek long term than a man who is GQ-material. Hmmm, the more you know.

Do you choose who is short or long-term worthy based on their attractiveness or personality?

 

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