University of Abertay Dundee - Dude looks like a lady, thankfully

April 1, 2010

Women who want large families tend to be attracted to men with more feminine features, suggesting a preference for paternal care and fidelity over wealth. Researchers at the University of Abertay Dundee say they have found "concrete evidence" of a preference for softer features rather than masculine traits. Fhionna Moore, teaching fellow in the Division of Psychology, said: "Previous research has shown that males with masculine face shapes are perceived as cold, dishonest, less likely to make good parents and, indeed, more likely to pursue short-term relationships than males with feminine face shapes. Feminised male face shapes are associated with warmth, honesty and the likelihood of being a good parent."

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