What makes a woman attractive to men? What seems like a very subjective question is now being answered factually by scientists. Here are six findings taken from scientific studies.
That Go-To Red Dress Is A Staple For A Reason
According to a study in The Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology men are more sexually attracted to the color red, even if they don’t know it.
“Our research demonstrates a parallel in the way that human and nonhuman male primates respond to red … In doing so, our findings confirm what many women have long suspected and claimed — that men act like animals in the sexual realm. As much as men might like to think that they respond to women in a thoughtful, sophisticated manner, it appears that at least to some degree, their preferences and predilections are, in a word, primitive.”
Amazingly, the study also found this attraction held true for nonhuman primates too!
A High Pitched Voice Signifies Youth
Another study found that men were more attracted to women with higher pitched voices, which signify youth as well as a smaller body.
The Hips Don’t Lie
The waist and hips are important factors when delivering a baby and a 7:10 waist to hip ratio was found to be preferred by men. That means men are subconsciously sizing women up by how well they’d do giving birth to their children.
A Smile Is The Prettiest Thing You Can Wear
Smiling was found to be a major contributing factor in male attraction according to scientists at The University of British Columbia. They also found the whiter the teeth, the better.
Your Hair Is Your Best Accessory
German scientists concluded that “long lustrous healthy hair” were seen as positive signs of fertility.
Hair, therefore, provides an observable record of an individual’s recent health and nutrition … long hair is often preferred across cultures, and long, lustrous hair is often preferred across cultures
This conclusions was further backed up by The Handbook Of Evolutionary Psychology by David M. Buss.
Know When To Put The Brush Down
In a study published in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, men and women were shown pictures of women wearing different amounts of makeup.
These findings suggest that attractiveness perceptions with cosmetics are a form of pluralistic ignorance, whereby women tailor their cosmetics use to an inaccurate perception of others’ preferences.
Researchers found that women wearing 30 to 40 percent less makeup were considered more attractive.
Dr. Midge Wilson says that any time a man checks out a women he’s doing a “reproductive fitness assessment.”