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Thus, recent studies have reported that symmetric male and female faces are rated as more physically attractive than slightly asymmetric faces, and that this effect remains stable even after controlling for the effects of facial averageness and skin texture. , a partner outside one’s primary relationship) among men, and that women paired with men of low facial FA report a higher frequency of copulatory orgasms than women partnered with men of high facial FA. However, in her review of the literature, Rhodes pointed out that the effect sizes of facial symmetry are small to medium at best and that symmetry may matter very little in relation to other facial characteristics, such as sexually dimorphic traits (see below).
Singh, D. (1993). Adaptive significance of female physical attractiveness: Role of waist-to-hip ratio. —Seminal paper on the influence of the female waist-to-hip ratio on judgments of physical attractiveness. Swami, V. (2011). Love at first sight? Individual differences and the psychology of initial romantic attraction. In T. Chamorro-Premuzic, A. Furnham, & S. ), Handbook of individual differences. —A review of the literature on individual difference and personality traits that affect the attraction process.
Again, this hypermuscular ideal is impossible for most men to achieve by healthy means. Nevertheless, it is internalized by many, resulting in body dissatisfaction 14 I. CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS and a potentially unhealthy pursuit of muscularity (via compulsive exercise, supplements, or steroids). A Couple of Caveats The sociocultural model has been applied primarily in the realm of body weight and shape. In principle, it can be applied equally well to other features such as skin color, breast size, or size of eyes, or indeed to any attribute about which people can feel themselves deficient.