What do women want? Facialmetric assessment of multiple motives in the perception of male facial physical attractiveness.

  title={What do women want? Facialmetric assessment of multiple motives in the perception of male facial physical attractiveness.},
  author={Michael R. Cunningham and Anita P. Barbee and C L Pike},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={59 1},
The multiple motive hypothesis of physical attractiveness suggests that women are attracted to men whose appearances elicit their nurturant feelings, who appear to possess sexual maturity and dominance characteristics, who seem sociable, approacheable, and of high social status. Those multiple motives may cause people to be attracted to individuals who display an optimal combination of neotenous, mature, and expressive facial features, plus desirable grooming attributes. Three quasi-experiments… Expand

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