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8.24.2007

It doesn't pay to be too masculine

Researchers at Universities of St Andrews and Durham have found that men with more feminine features are judged to be better potential fathers and husbands:


Women see 'masculine' men as unsuitable long-term partners, according to new research from the Universities of St Andrews and Durham.

Conversely, the psychologists found that men with feminine facial features are seen as more committed and less likely to cheat on their partners.

Men with masculine faces, with features such as a square jaw, larger nose and smaller eyes, were classed as significantly more dominant, less faithful and made worse parents than feminine-featured males. They were also thought to have personalities that were less warm when compared to their `feminine' counterparts, who had finer facial features with fuller lips, wide eyes and thinner, more curved eyebrows. The scientists say it gives further insight into what people see in others when choosing potential partners.


Full article here.

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