My question is: What the hell is an upper-face and who the hell possesses a short one?
What intrigues me most about the proposition that women find masculine, bulldog-like men more attractive than other men is the trend over the past couple decades for male sex symbols to be more feminized.
David Beckham, one of the most well-known and well-photographed sex-symbols of this century is known as a metrosexual, which implies a certain softness and sensitivity, that I would think (in a very parochial way) would preclude him from being found attractive using this scenario.
According to an article at livescience.com,
Men with "mini mugs" might have been most attractive to the opposite sex and thus most likely to attract mates for reproduction, passing along the striking features to the next generation and so forth, said lead study author Eleanor Weston, a paleontologist at the Natural History Museum in London.
"The evolution of facial appearance is central to understanding what makes men and women attractive to each other," Weston said. "We have found the distance between the lip and brow was probably immensely important to what made us attractive in the past, as it does now."
Whereas past studies have suggested facial symmetry and facial masculinity play roles in this game of desire, none have provided evidence of an evolutionary shaping of male and female faces.
How do I know if I have a mini-mug or a bulldog face?
If David Beckham isn't considered attractive, then who is? What ape-like superstars do women find attractive?
Well, in an article on Yahoo!, LiveScience Staff Writer, Jeanna Bryner, writes
Among the men who fit the bill . . . from most to least masculine according to facial dimensions: Will Smith, Peter Andre, Justin Timberlake, Thierry Henry, Brad Pitt, David Beckham, Johnny Depp and Kanye West.
Will Smith most masculine? That's a list of pretty attractive men. I would have to include Johnny Depp, Thierry Henry and Brad Pitt on my list. And David Beckham is certainly very sexy in a mass-media sort of way. But, Bulldog Faces? Apelike?
Here are some pictures of guys with short upper-faces (pictures used without permission):
I wouldn't mind looking like a caveman!
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