Straight men have pondered the answer to this not-so-simple question since the beginning of time: The answer will not be found in a Mel Gibson rom-com, but it might be lurking in whar research paper. Science is doing its best to solve the age-old puzzle of the female brain.
Scores of experiments have attempted to name things women find attractive in men, with varying degrees of success. Take the abs of Matthew McConaughey, the biceps of Chris Hemsworth, and the flowing locks of young Brad Pitt, and you have the perfect man — right?
Study after study after study has confirmed that while women choose better looking guys for flings, they fall for other qualities for long-term relationships. Studies suggest that dogs facilitate social interaction between humans.
Another experiment found that dog ownership can increase the long-term attractiveness of men, as it indicates the ability to nurture and suggests tendencies for relationship commitment.
Time to brush up on your CPR and sky-diving skills. A study confirmed the prediction that women would mem physical risk-takers brave, athletic, fit over risk-avoiders as long-term mates, but only if the risk was taken during an altruistic act.
A what women are looking for in men published in The Journal of Social Psychology observed that both males and females significantly preferred altruistic mates for long-term relationships, and the size of this preference was greater than for other traits in mate choice.
Women are especially likely to choose a mate based on his tendency for prosocial behaviour. A man sporting the vibrant hue is perceived as better looking, more sexually desirable, and higher status.
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