Science can put a person on the moon, turn sunlight into electricity and now it can answer the single straight girl’s big question: “What do men really find attractive?”
Yes, scientists claim that they’ve found some answers. As Business Insider reports, when a man “checks out” a woman, what he’s really doing is performing a quick “reproductive fitness assessment.” The heterosexual male brain is subconsciously (and sometimes consciously) searching for women to make babies with. Apparently, what men are physically attracted to are features that make a woman look healthy and fertile.
So, let’s talk about these findings and what it all might mean for those trying to better understand the straight male brain.
Low waist-to-hip ratios
A study with findings from the journal Evolution and Human Behavior suggests that men are into this female figure because it's some reliable sign that the woman they're interested in is physically and sexually mature enough — and they're probably young and haven't been pregnant.
The waist-to-hip ratio is a thing though
But research is suggesting it's not only heterosexual men that dig this WHR — homosexual men also note it as attractive — and it's less about fertility but more because this ideal WHR suggests a more optimal level of health — and potential for reproduction.
The other finding was that a higher WHR may suggest that the woman may have already reproduced — and one of the experts pointed out that men may not want to invest resources in another man's children (which is a terrible attitude to have, by the way).
Attractive female voices
The sexual attraction born from hearing a certain pitch is linked to the body size it signals and "good" hormone balance.
The higher pitch suggests biological traits
Long and luscious locks
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Bright and white teeth
But, of course, if you feel better wearing whatever amount of makeup you like — don't modify your routine in attempts to attract some male statistic. You are perfect exactly as you are.