Shiny shoes. Clean-cut clothes. Well-groomed hair. Once all these artificial coverings are stripped away, what exactly about a man is attractive to women?
A new study has revealed substance wins out over style. But it’s probably not what you think.
It’s all about the length …
… the length of their legs.
A study published in the science journal Royal Society Open Science says evolutionary pressures have a strong influence on female romantic perceptions.
Women are programmed to select healthy male specimens. And one good indicator of that is the proportions of his body.
Researchers measured the body proportions of 9,000 men in the US military. They used the data to generate computer simulations of an average male body.
Scientists then manipulated this figure, making its arms and legs shorter or longer.
It then presented a selection of body types to several hundred heterosexual women.
The question? Rank the selection’s physical attractiveness.
The results were clear.
Women don’t care about men’s’ elbows or knees, or exactly where they’re placed. And male arms are generally sidelined.