Monday, May 22, 2006

Women can tell which men want to be fathers by looking at their faces



Reader Giselle Loh sent me a Yahoo news story about a study published in a British journal which reveals that women look at men's faces to find out if they are suitable for a long term relationship or a short fling. From Yahoo News:
In the study, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, researchers looked at a group of 39 men, ages 18 to 33, at the University of Chicago. Each man was shown 10 pairs of photographs and silhouettes, one of an adult and the other of an infant, and asked to rate their preferences. Meanwhile, their saliva was tested to determine testosterone levels.

Photographs of the men's faces were then shown to 29 women, ages 18 to 20, at the University of California at Santa Barbara.

The women were asked to rate the men on four qualities: "likes children," "masculine," "physically attractive" and "kind." Then they were asked to rate how attractive they found each man for short-term and long-term romance.

The study found women did well at rating men on their interest in babies, and those they rated masculine generally had higher testosterone levels than the others...

The higher the women rated the men for masculinity, the higher they were rated as potential short-term romantic partners. The higher they rated men for their interest in children, the higher they were rated for long-term romance.

The features that research has suggested denote high testosterone levels include a prominent jaw and a heavy beard.
Giselle also included in the email to me, my photo which I posted on my blog and Flickr sometime back with an analysis on how I would fare based on those four qualities. She wrote, "Nice jaw, nice goatee....highly attractive..... hmmmmm... I rate you high on masculine which means based on the study, you fare very well as a short term romantic partner."

Bloody hell! ;op

(Thanks Giselle Loh)

25 comments:

Karenz said...

What? No analysis of his thick luscious lips?

Shy said...

"...you fare very well as a short term romantic partner."

But IZ loves kids. Heh.

sandy said...

*stares deeply at the pic

Mrs Jones said...

IZ: I now know who to turn to when I need a little excitement.

Mr Big said...

No wonder I dun get all those happening ladies coming to me all the time.

I must go fix my jaw and grow some beard.

Lord Kimbo said...

Does that explain why I see so many babes end up marrying guys who are not good looking? Hmmmmmm

Giselle Loh said...

IZ did not include this last part of the sentence which I wrote to him in the original mail:

"Nice jaw, nice goatee....highly attractive..... hmmmmm... I rate you high on masculine which means based on the study, you fare very well as a short term romantic partner.... BUT I STILL WANNA HAVE YOUR BABY! KEKEKEKE."

Gaylord said...

The 'Handsem' pic again.

Hehe.

IZ, if no women think you are suitable for long term relationships, you may want to consider crossing to the other side.

I'll be waiting.

hkfuczry said...

short term romantic partner - better than nothing.

Shy said...

mr big: That will help a little. Ha!!

ericia said...

Wooooooh....IZ loves kids!!!

sandy said...

*still staring at the pic

Anonymous said...

A cutie!

Myra Leong said...

Hahaha...I wanna make little IZs too.

Anonymous said...

analyse those lips??? the more I look, I feel like I'm gona faint...keke

Anonymous said...

HEY PRETTY BOY! THIS PIC N THE OTHER ONE WITH YOUR TONGUE OUT ARE MY
FAVOURITE PICS OF YOU. - FILA

CaSsY said...

There's more to just good looks when we women look for a husband.

Lots of my really pretty girlfriends end up marrying guys who I have to admit are not on par with their looks.

Their husbands tend to have more of a boring, family, loving dad kind of look, not those kind you want to be with when you're single and younger and when you're out for some fun.

KIM said...

Can someone point me to the other pic of IZ with his tongue out, the one that FILA was talking about?? PLSSSSSSSSS.

mr black said...

I assume we can get to see little IZs runnign around in the not too distant future??? :o)

dunhill said...

dun u have a much bigger pic of your face to post? why dun u juz put up a pic the size of the screen?

Bengster said...

sandy: Go download the pic and print it liao!

Shy said...

kim: Here's the link. Enjoy.

dann said...

Arghhhh that pic! Those eyes. The lips.

YUMMMMMMMM.

Alvin said...

Women choose the less atrtractive kind because they do not feel secure with those good looking men with high testosterone levels.

KIM said...

YEAH! The pic. Thanks!!!!

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