Female waist-to-hip and male waist-to-shoulder ratios as determinants of romantic partner desirability

  title={Female waist-to-hip and male waist-to-shoulder ratios as determinants of romantic partner desirability},
  author={Margaret J. F. Braun and Angela D. Bryan},
  journal={Journal of Social and Personal Relationships},
  pages={805 - 819}
This study examines the effects of body shape (women's waist-to-hip ratio and men's waist-to-shoulder ratio) on desirability of a potential romantic partner. In judging desirability, we expected male participants to place more emphasis on female body shape, whereas females would focus more on personality characteristics. Further, we expected that relationship type would moderate the extent to which physical characteristics were valued over personality. Specifically, physical characteristics… 

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