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What Do Men Think About Beauty?
Women have cared what men think about them from the dawn of time. I have always noticed that women see beauty in other women and it many times seems somewhat different that what a man might find attractive. My husband and I regularly talk about who is pretty and who is not that we know. I was surprised that a woman I find very beautiful....my husband thought was flat out ugly! Why did he think this? He said,"Her face is weird." Not all men prefer the same body type either. Most women want to look tall, lean, and willowy like a model; many men find this about as attractive as a beam of wood. It is quite confusing if you are trying to make yourself your best self for a man. A woman friend won't apparently see you in the way a man would. How do you know what men find truly attractive?
Aphrodite of Rhodes
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Favorite Body Type
It appears that many men enjoy women with a fuller figure. Like Sir Mix-a-Lot would say,"Cosmo says you're fat; I ain't down with that." This simply means that what is fat to most women, men find incredibly attractive. A quick perusal of any men's magazines from Playboy to Maxim reveals that men delight in luscious curves. This is the majority of men; however, there are some that love the tall and willowy look as well. Check out any athlete who usually hooks up with a model or actress. David Beckham and his wife are a prime example. In studies, men chose women with big breasts and wide hips, preferring a small waist in between. It is thought that unconsciously they are choosing based on fertility, as hourglass shaped women tend to have less fertility problems than women with apple-shaped bodies.
Most are familiar with men's supposed fixation on certain body parts such as legs, hips, or even tiny feet. History has shown us that society in China even went so far as to bind baby's feet to make them unnaturally and painfully smaller to appeal to men. Again, smaller feet may indicate a higher estrogen level, so this is an interesting parallel. It is no surprise that most men polled tend to be interested in chest area first and then the rear end, although many men are interested in backs, necks, ears, and so on.
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Facial Features Preferred
Back to the beautiful friend of mine that my husband said her face was odd. She did have a wide, square jaw. There is a basis in scientific studies on which features men find attractive. Symmetry was the most important. It is thought that a symmetrical face suggests health in a possible mate. In fact, also desired were high cheekbones, big eyes, and a thin jaw. When I was a sorority in college, fraternities would host swaps, or mixers, to meet the newest members. We girls noticed immediately that there were certain girls who got attention right away. The boys were drawn to them. As many of the girls were from different parts of the region, it was a little jarring to see someone you thought was average-looking get the cutest boys. Why was she getting all the attention? She's symmetrical!