Beauty is an ever-changing beast resulting from historic events, cultural tradition, and preferable genetics. Despite this fact, beauty still has a universal standard. In other words, there are things about women that most men find irresistible, and you will be happy to know that one of those is being simply average.
As an economic power, North America holds many of the universal standards of beauty. Hollywood has also spread its opinion through popular television and film seen throughout the world. We can see this influence in countries like China; whose women have been seeking plastic surgery for nearly a decade, looking to become the Hollywood ideal. In many cases, these standards were not easily reachable, as their genes dictate a different outcome in appearance. Despite cultural influence, there is still a universal standard of beauty that has developed from the cat and mouse game of finding a mate.
Beauty has developed much as a means to certifying which mate would make the best, most hardy choice. Biologically speaking, the more attractive a girl is, the more likely she is to have good genes, be physically fit, and have grown up in a healthy atmosphere with limited toxins and proper nourishment. Think about your search for the elusive manicorn, as a beauty pageant, where Little Miss Symmetry, Average, and Sexual Potency is even more important than the swimsuit competition.
What Men Find Irresistible About Women?
- Bilateral Symmetry– A body that has been exposed to a limited number of parasites, pathogens, and toxins, will develop fairly equally between the left and right side. This is not to say that unsymmetrical breast development means you’re not healthy. These are only indications of health.
- Averageness– Researchers believe we prefer average-sized features (nose, ears, etc.), because it implies we come from a varied gene pool. In other words, if your grandpa and grandma were also your father’s brother and sister, the pool you came from would be more like a puddle. This would make you more susceptible to inheriting Aunt Bethany’s big ears, because homogeneous births (featuring two similar gene copies) are less resistant to disease and family traits.
- Secondary Sexual Characteristics– During puberty, a young woman will receive a dose of feminine hormones. If plentiful enough, it will result in a long forehead, high cheekbones, small nose/chin, full lips, breasts, and a waist-to-hip ratio of 0.7. To the average cavemen, this screams, Take me now!
So ladies, be proud of your average self, as that is exactly what most men want!