Big chins have never looked so sleazy!
A team of psychologists concluded that women who have a prominent jawline instinctively turn men off because that jawline denotes promiscuity, according to their study published in the journal of Personality And Individual Differences.
The scientists rounded up a group of women and quizzed them on their sexual pasts and attitudes. For whatever reason, ladies with big chins almost always had a more colorful and active sex life. The scientists then sat around with a group of men who flipped through their pictures and rated each woman on desirability.
The men didn't know anything about the sexual questionnaire, but they seemed less taken with the broad-jawed ladies, preferring the softer-features.
This doesn't really surprise us. Women with delicate, more traditionally feminine faces have always been more popular with guys. But researchers think a man's instant attraction may be a little more complicated.
Strong chins and "a more mascuine facial appearance in women" are a sign of higher testosterone, they explain, which might clear up why there's an increase of promiscuity amongs the broad-jawed. Men, they say, instinctively pick up on this and are turned off because they don't want an unfaithful wife.
Interesting. So all men have a clairvoyant streak when looking at women? Do our faces double as crytal balls into the future?