The 6 Physical Features Men Can't Resist, According to Science

The 6 Physical Features Men Can't Resist, According to Science

Elsa Quartet
May 08 2017 - 10:18pm

We usually think that we choose our partners based on many complex parameters, scientifically speaking. However, regardless of the obvious factors on the surface, we humans actually follow certain indicators when choosing partners. Here are the things that men look for in women:

It’s kind of romantic to think that human beings have such complex mating rituals, more complex than that of other animals…

And that’s true to a certain extent. We do have more complex ways of choosing partners. But according to many scientists, the factors that affect our choices when choosing partners are not that unique or original. After all, we all have that basic instinct that keeps reminding us to reproduce.

1. So what are these factors for men? What do they look for in a woman consciously or unconsciously?

First of all, age matters. Because, well, it’s kind of obvious: young women are procreative. That’s why men are usually attracted to young women. It’s basic evolutionary biology.

2. Another factor is long hair.

A woman’s hair is an indicator to her health. Shiny, lustrous hair indicates vigor and vitality.  Dull hair is found among the sick and aged.

3. Skinny waistlines

Inside the male brain is a mechanism which looks at a woman’s waist to hip ratio. First, thinner women tend to be more healthy than those who are overweight. Second, the hips and waist are examined and their proportions analyzed as to how easily they could give birth to a baby. Healthy women with the right waist and hip proportions are deemed more likely to successfully deliver a healthy baby. Therefore, men are more sexually attracted.

4. Large breasts

Harvard anthropologist, Frank Marlowe, believes that breasts have been used in the past for their ability to indicate a woman’s age, and hence her reproductive abilities.  Large breasts tend to be heavier and sag with age.  With smaller breasts, this sagging is less apparent, so it’s harder to tell how old she is just by looking at her. So men have evolved to examine the breasts, and prefer large ones.

Others believe large breasts indicate other forms reproductive ability.  Two reproductive hormones, estradiol, and progesterone are found in higher levels in women with large breasts and tight waists.  So men have evolved over time to prefer large breasts.

5. Blonde hair

Blonde hair is judged most healthy because of how vibrant it is. Also, many young women are born with blonde hair but as they age it becomes brown. So blonde hair indicates health and youth.  

Blonde hair evolved in Scandinavia and northern Europe.  Anthropologists believe this is because the women were wearing heavy clothing and a health indicator was needed to judge age.

6. Blue eyes

The best explanation for this so far is that the human pupil dilates when exposed to something we like. This happens in both males and females.  Pupil dilation is a completely honest method for determining interest and attraction.  It’s most easily visible in those with blue eyes, so it’s preferred.

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