Symmetry and sexual dimorphism in human faces: interrelated preferences suggest both signal quality

@article{Little2008SymmetryAS,
  title={Symmetry and sexual dimorphism in human faces: interrelated preferences suggest both signal quality},
  author={Anthony C. Little and Benedict C. Jones and Lisa Marie DeBruine and David R. Feinberg},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology},
  year={2008},
  volume={19},
  pages={902-908}
}
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 maximize genetic benefits to women's offspring. Here we examine same- and opposite-sex preferences for both traits (Study 1) and intercorrelations between preferences for symmetry and sexual dimorphism in… Expand

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