SYMMETRY AND SEXUAL-DIMORPHISM IN HUMAN FACES: INTERRELATED PREFERENCES SUGGEST BOTH SIGNAL QUALITY Running head: Attraction to symmetry and sexual-dimorphism

@inproceedings{Little2009SYMMETRYAS,
  title={SYMMETRY AND SEXUAL-DIMORPHISM IN HUMAN FACES: INTERRELATED PREFERENCES SUGGEST BOTH SIGNAL QUALITY Running head: Attraction to symmetry and sexual-dimorphism},
  author={Anthony C. Little and Benedict C Jones and Lisa M DeBruine and David Feinberg},
  year={2009}
}
Symmetry and masculinity in human faces have been proposed to be cues to the quality of the owner. Accordingly, symmetry is generally found attractive in male and female faces and femininity is attractive in female faces. Women’s preferences for male facial masculinity vary in ways that may maximise genetic benefits to women’s offspring. Here we examine sameand opposite-sex preferences for both traits (Study 1) and intercorrelations between preferences for symmetry and sexual dimorphism in… CONTINUE READING

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