Men with fuller lips and feminine faces are far more likely to attract a long-term partner, new research has revealed.
A study found 'masculine' looking men were judged to be less faithful and worse parents. Similarly, psychologists found men with feminine facial features are seen as more committed and less likely to cheat on their partners.
The study asked over 400 British men and women to judge digitally altered pictures of male faces made to look more masculine or feminine.
The participants were asked to predict personality traits including sexual behaviour and parenting skills based on what they saw.
Men with masculine faces had features such as a square jaw, larger nose and smaller eyes. In contrast their more "feminine" counterparts had finer facial features with fuller lips, wide eyes and thinner, more curved eyebrows.
Why are the good ones always gay! In addition to symmetry and resembling their fathers, now women like feminine faces. It’s interesting that ‘masculine’ has become emotionally synonymous with ‘virile,’ which is shorthand for ‘unfaithful.’ There was another recent study about men’s bodies (see Dish from July 10th) that suggested something similar. Muscular men set the women’s ovaries to ovulate but didn’t inspire long-term confidence. Trim, athletic men inspired more long-lasting confidence than their hulking brethren. And now soft, feminine faces are in. What does this say for Daniel Craig? What does this say for David Beckham? Is he the ultimate man? Is he what Earth’s women would show aliens if they asked to see our best? And shouldn’t everyone be on to this trick by now? Isn’t this how Colin Farrell has done so well for himself? Everyone from Laguna Beach is high-fiving each other as we speak. This sucks for those of us that have ‘a little more to love,’ tiny, beady eyes, huge, lopsided noses and a uni-brow.