The science of beauty

Hollywood, MD – Have you ever wondered what makes someone attractive to the opposite sex? Scientists have studied basic underlying factors that seem to make one person more desirable than the next. The following are just a few examples but they’re highly interesting.

Facial Symmetry – When a person has a symmetrical facial structure, it signals to a possible mate that this person has good genes for reproductive health. It also signals that their offspring will have a better chance at survival.

Parents – People tend to have partners who have the same hair and eye color as their opposite sex parent. So the saying that you’re marrying your mom or dad isn’t that far off.

Facial Ratio – The distance between your eyes and mouth should be about 36 percent of the length of your face and your eyes should be 46 percent of your face’s width.

Time of the Month – When a woman is ovulating, she will want a more masculine man. It’s very instinctual to want this because she will want a man that can protect and provide for a possible child. Studies show that men also find women more attractive during this time period.

Facial Hair – Heavy stubble-–not clean shaven or bearded-–are preferred by most women when looking for a male mate.

Smiling – While men prefer women who smile, it’s the opposite for women. Women tend to prefer a more masculine and still resting facial expression on a man.

It all comes down to what makes someone seem more fertile. This goes back to the beginning of time and subconsciously still holds true today. It’s fascinating that these instincts are still so effective. That being said, in this day and age, people are also looking for people with compatible personalities, interests and financial stability come into play as well.