Adaptive significance of female physical attractiveness: role of waist-to-hip ratio.

  title={Adaptive significance of female physical attractiveness: role of waist-to-hip ratio.},
  author={D Singh},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={65 2},
  • D. Singh
  • Published 1 August 1993
  • Psychology
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
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 in women. Three studies show that men judge women with low WHR as attractive. Study 1 documents that minor changes in WHRs of Miss America winners and Playboy playmates have occurred over the past 30-60 years. Study 2 shows that college-age men find female figures with low WHR more attractive, healthier… 

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