Men's ratings of female attractiveness are influenced more by changes in female waist size compared with changes in hip size.

@article{RozmusWrzesinska2005MensRO,
  title={Men's ratings of female attractiveness are influenced more by changes in female waist size compared with changes in hip size.},
  author={Malgorzata Rozmus-Wrzesinska and Boguslaw Pawlowski},
  journal={Biological psychology},
  year={2005},
  volume={68 3},
  pages={299-308}
}
Women's attractiveness has been found to be negatively correlated with waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) in many studies. Two components of this ratio can, however, carry different signals for a potential mate. Hip size indicates pelvic size and the amount of additional fat storage that can be used as a source of energy. Waist size conveys information such as current reproductive status or health status. To assess which of these two dimensions is more important for men's perception of female… CONTINUE READING

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