For all those men out there who are running a little low in the self esteem department, here’s a little something to boost your spirits -
In a recent study conducted by
Women seem to judge potential mates by how masculine their features are.
Men with square jaws and well-defined brow ridges are seen as good short-term partners.
Men with traits more widely associated with females such as a rounder face and fuller lips are perceived as better long-term mates.
The study hosted 854 male and female participants who viewed a series of male head shots that had been digitally altered to exaggerate or minimize masculine traits. The participants then answered questions about how they might expect the men in the photos to behave.
Participants overwhelmingly believed 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.”
While on the other hand - those men with the more feminine faces were seen as good parents and husbands, hard workers and emotionally supportive mates.
So there you have it fellas. If you’re down on your luck in the department of love, perhaps a little lip job might be your answer.
If you’re truly in the market for a long-term relationship or marriage minded, you might want to tap into that feminine side just a bit - I hear it’s much more desirable to the ladies.