If you ask a man, what is the first thing they pay attention to when it comes to a woman’s appearance, it’s likely that his answers will be somewhere around breasts, hips, or smile. In fact, the habit of thinking that big breasts have a priority is only a stereotype; it’s other parts of the female appearance that attract the opposite sex and this fact has been proven by many researchers. Additionally, this attractiveness doesn’t come from a simple surface perception but from deep biological processes.
1. Long hair
According to research, men prefer women with long, thick, and shiny hair. Turns out, they subconsciously consider this an indicator of good health, vital energy, and even a sign of fertility.
Alan Miller and Satoshi Kanazawa wrote about it in their book ’Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters: From Dating, Shopping, and Praying to Going to War and Becoming a Billionaire.’ They say that one of the indicators of good health is physical attractiveness, while the other one is hair. Healthy women always have shiny hair while the hair of people in poor health is lackluster.
So it’s probably better to think twice before you decide to cut your hair short. But remember to just be yourself — if you feel better and more attractive with short hair, be brave enough to get a short hairdo and don’t rely on the opinion of the majority. There can always be exceptions to any rule.
2. A special smell
Most of us know about pheromones — ’chemical signals’ emitted by our bodies. But few of us would guess that they are subconsciously used by people in order to determine the most genetically compatible partner.
Studies have shown that pheromones reveal a variety of information about a person, including the one that relates to the health of their immune system. Therefore, men are able to determine women with the best immune system with the help of their smell. It works conversely to — women can determine the level of testosterone in a man according to pheromones. All these skills are needed to reproduce healthy offspring in the future.
3. Symmetry of the face
The symmetry of the face has a high importance in determining the attractiveness of women. It can even be calculated with the help of several tricks. Men pay attention to these criteria subconsciously because these facial features are a sign of good genes. Asymmetry, on the contrary, is associated with poor health, bad genes, and even abnormalities in the reproductive organs.
Even wild animals pay attention to symmetry. For example, female swallows prefer male swallows that have symmetric tails because it’s a sign of good genetics.
4. The color of teeth
When trying to figure out the impact of a person’s smile on their attractiveness, scientists would change the condition and distance of teeth in photographs with the help of digital manipulations and then showed them to examinees: men were shown to women, and vice versa. As a result, it was figured out that the condition of women’s teeth plays a significant role for the representatives of the male gender. All because it gives an idea of its “residual reproductive value” regardless of age.
Fortunately, there are many methods to cure and whiten teeth but one shouldn’t use these excessively. Because the same research has also shown that naturally white teeth and a so-called Hollywood smile are perceived equally. Therefore, the main thing is to not let your teeth become yellow.