Friday, January 05, 2007

Men: Mates or Flings?

In a special to, Abigail W. Leonard wrote, “Science might be able to explain our fascination with Brad Pitt's chiseled jaw and George Clooney's smoldering eyes.”

“Women seem to judge potential mates by how masculine their features are, new research shows. Men with square jaws and well-defined brow ridges are seen as good short-term partners, while those with more feminine traits such as a rounder face and fuller lips are perceived as better long-term mates.”

However, in the study, 854 male and female subjects viewed a series of male head shots. These photos were digitally altered to exaggerate or minimize masculine traits. The study concluded that those with more masculine features were likely to be risky and competitive and also more apt to fight, challenge bosses, cheat on spouses and put less effort into parenting. Those with more feminine faces were seen as good parents and husbands, hard workers and emotionally supportive mates.

Another research study in Britain last year also deduced that women would view more masculine-looking men as potential flings and less masculine-looking ones as long-term partners. The study’s author, Daniel Kruger at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health, said, it was “an evolutionary perspective.”

Leonard concludes that “Despite all the negative attributes, when asked who they would choose for a short-term relationship, women still selected the more masculine looking men. Brad and George then would be picks for a brief romance, if not the long haul.”

For the full article CLICK HERE

Okay, ladies, what do you think? Do you like’em more masculine for the long haul or the ones with more feminine traits? Whatcha think?

Happy Friday –
Sabrina )O(

Sabrina Luna
Spicy Romance with a Touch of Magick


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