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Adaptive significance of female physical attractiveness: role of waist-to-hip ratio.
  • D. Singh
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 1 August 1993
Evidence is presented showing that body fat distribution as measured by waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) is correlated with youthfulness, reproductive endocrinologic status, and long-term health risk inExpand
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Female judgment of male attractiveness and desirability for relationships: role of waist-to-hip ratio and financial status.
  • D. Singh
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 1 December 1995
Two studies were conducted to examine the role of male body shape (as defined by waist-to-hip ratio [WHR]) in female mate choice. In Study 1, college-age women judged normal-weight male figures withExpand
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Body shape and women’s attractiveness
  • D. Singh
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Human nature
  • 1 September 1993
This paper examines the role of body fat distribution as measured by waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) on the judgment of women’s physical attractiveness. It presents evidence that WHR is correlated with aExpand
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Female mate value at a glance: relationship of waist-to-hip ratio to health, fecundity and attractiveness.
  • D. Singh
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuro endocrinology letters
  • 1 December 2002
A fundamental assumption of adaptive explanations of female attractiveness is that bodily features that males judge as attractive reliably signal youthfulness, healthiness, and fertility or femaleExpand
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Female body odour is a potential cue to ovulation
Human body odours have been reported to influence female mate choice. Women prefer the odours of immunocompatible men and, during their fertile period, judge the body odours of men with symmetricalExpand
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Universal allure of the hourglass figure: an evolutionary theory of female physical attractiveness.
  • D. Singh
  • Medicine
  • Clinics in plastic surgery
  • 1 July 2006
So what explains the universal and enduring appeal of the hourglass figure? One explanation based on evolutionary psychological theory is that female beauty as represented by the hourglass figureExpand
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Ideal female body shape: role of body weight and waist-to-hip ratio.
  • D. Singh
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The International journal of eating disorders
  • 1 November 1994
Interrelationships of female body fat distribution as measured by the waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), overall body size, perceived attractiveness, youthfulness, health, and need to lose weight wereExpand
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Mating strategies of young women: Role of physical attractiveness
  • D. Singh
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of sex research
  • 1 February 2004
The female physical attractiveness stereotype has been reported to contain both desirable (sociable, poised, interesting) and undesirable (snobbish, likely to request divorce and have extra‐maritalExpand
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Lesbian erotic role identification: behavioral, morphological, and hormonal correlates.
Lesbian scholars hotly debate the validity of "butch" and "femme" erotic roles. Although some dismiss them as social constructs, others maintain they are natural expressions of lesbian sexuality. TheExpand
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The 2nd:4th digit ratio and asymmetry of hand performance in Jamaican children
Testosterone, particularly prenatal testosterone, has been implicated in the aetiology of many extragenital sexually dimorphic traits. It is difficult to test directly for the effect of prenatalExpand
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