Visual cues to female physical attractiveness

  title={Visual cues to female physical attractiveness},
  author={Martin J. Tov{\'e}e and D S Maisey and J L Emery and Piers L. Cornelissen},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences},
  pages={211 - 218}
Evolutionary psychology suggests that a woman's sexual attractiveness is based on cues of health and reproductive potential. In recent years, research has focused on the ratio of the width of the waist to the width of the hips (the waist–to–hip ratio (WHR)). A low WHR (i.e. a curvaceous body) is believed to correspond to the optimal fat distribution for high fertility, and so this shape should be highly attractive. In this paper we present evidence that weight scaled for height (the body mass… 

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