"New research suggests that women from countries with healthier populations prefer more feminine-looking men."
The population of Brazil is going to die off tomorrow! I think I've ran into about 3 feminine-looking Brazilians in my life. But in all seriousness, this is interesting stuff.
We all know about the theory of sexual selection and that you usually try to find the best mate to create a child who is most likely to survive. Apparently this is still in play. Men, you should be honored if a woman accidentally gets pregnant with your baby! Her subconscious must have poked a hole in that condom and demanded that she mate.
And I guess there is something to that. In nations where poor health is more common, women go for a manlier man. Obviously they don't say exactly that, but they will choose a wider-jawed and hairy man over a clean shaven leaner version.
Of course there's a but:
"Guys who are rated as the most masculine -- a billboard for a man's good genes -- tend to have more testosterone, and men with higher testosterone levels are 43 percent more likely to get divorced than men with normal levels, 31 percent more likely to split because of marital problems and 38 percent more likely to cheat."
So how far would you go for good genes? There are plenty of ladies who are attracted to the "bad boy." Personally, I don't think high testosterone and being a good mate are mutually exclusive. Mr. Rant is not short on the chest hair (something I find VERY sexy) and isn't a bastard either. Well, not that I'm aware of anyway.
The thing is, maybe this is true in countries where physical health is still suffering, but I think it is different in other parts of the world. As a woman, it is much safer and smarter to choose a well educated man. Hell, I'm going to flat out say it, a nerd. Pick a nerd ladies. They are good guys! They usually have jobs. And they are far less likely to hit you when they are drunk.
That brings me to another study where it' been proven that relationships are happier when the woman is more attractive than the man. I automatically thought of two things: 1. It's amazing how much money the world is throwing into random research 2. Duh.
There is just something about a woman on a pedestal. I think we as a sex kind of like it up there. In my humble observations, I have also noticed that men like the women up there. So it makes a hell of a lot of sense that if a woman is feeling loved and adored (and not at risk of losing her mate) and the man still feels lucky to have her, they both will be throwing positive energy back into the whole relationship equation.
Then again, I didn't think of any of this when I started practice mating with Mr. Rant. I thought that he was hot, we had great conversations, and the feelings were mutual. But there are many people who believe in powers bigger than us, whether it be God or nature.
I think my readers are the best judge of this whole thing. What do you think? Do we choose, is it fate, or are our pheromones and other bodily functions doing the real talking?