Correlated Male Preferences for Femininity in Female Faces and Voices

@article{Fraccaro2010CorrelatedMP,
  title={Correlated Male Preferences for Femininity in Female Faces and Voices},
  author={Paul J. Fraccaro and David R. Feinberg and Lisa Marie DeBruine and Anthony C. Little and Christopher D. Watkins and Benedict C. Jones},
  journal={Evolutionary Psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={8}
}
Sexually dimorphic physical traits are important for mate choice and mate preference in many species, including humans. Several previous studies have observed that women's preferences for physical cues of male masculinity in different domains (e.g., visual and vocal) are correlated. These correlations demonstrate systematic, rather than arbitrary, variation in women's preferences for masculine men and are consistent with the proposal that sexually dimorphic cues in different domains reflect a… Expand
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