Facial attractiveness, symmetry and cues of good genes.

@article{Scheib1999FacialAS,
  title={Facial attractiveness, symmetry and cues of good genes.},
  author={Joanna E. Scheib and Steven W. Gangestad and Randy Thornhill},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={1999},
  volume={266 1431},
  pages={1913-7}
}
Cues of phenotypic condition should be among those used by women in their choice of mates. One marker of better phenotypic condition is thought to be symmetrical bilateral body and facial features. However, it is not clear whether women use symmetry as the primary cue in assessing the phenotypic quality of potential mates or whether symmetry is correlated with other facial markers affecting physical attractiveness. Using photographs of men's faces, for which facial symmetry had been measured… CONTINUE READING
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