(Closed) Are men better looking than women?

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: What sex is naturally better looking?

    Male

    Female

  • Post # 18
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

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    @dlbaqua:  Again, most of this is perception. Men’s bodies are considered attractive at healthier. more easily obtainable weights whereas women are sometimes forced to diet down to much more difficult weights to maintain, from a health standpoint to be considered attractive.

    Post # 19
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Oh, the makeup question is fascinating. 

    I’ve noticed that myself now that you mention it.  For instance, on vacation if I’m just lounging around and not wearing any makeup for days I suddenly start to think I look ok, not washed out, and that I look “pretty” without it; whereas on a usual daily basis when I wear it every day to work I think I look like pure hell in the mornings sometimes, lol.

    Post # 20
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    Bee Keeper

    They actually proved scientifically that females are better looking than males, on average (more proportionate and symmetrical faces, for one thing).

    I even read that parental attractiveness is one of the factors that determines whether a couple is more likely to have girls or boys. More attractive people (all else equal) have more girls. But there are several other factors too. I think another one was mother’s body type (pear/hourglass = more girls, and specifically, more feminine girls, and apple/straight = more boys, and specifically, more masculine boys). Of course with statistics about averages you have PLENTY of exceptions to these “rules”.

    It’s all very odd stuff.

    By The Way, it seems that we women are more attractive AND we also preen more (in so many ways…not just makeup, what about clothes, bags, shoes, rings??), because humans are unlike most other animals in that for us it is the FEMALE who is colorful and attractive. I don’t really know why that is, though. Men are obviously built to be more suited to physical labor (muscle, straight lines), while we are built to nest more (fat, curves) but that doesn’t really explain why men = plain and women= decorated.

    In a lot of other species, the males are both more aggressive and also the colorful, vain member of the species. The female is often very drab (camoflauged against predators, utilitarian) and is extremely picky about choosing only the prettiest (as well as strongest) male.

    Post # 22
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    Bee Keeper

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    @Mimoza:  Which one? I don’t remember, but I can probably find a link to it.

    Post # 23
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think men have a little more leeway when it comes to their looks.  They could be a bit overweight and be considered “husky” versus “fat”.  They require minimal maintenance. i.e. they don’t wear makeup.  They can look good with shaggy bedheads and 5 o’clock shadows.  And, they all look especially good in a suit. 

    Post # 24
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

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    @nycsa:  @dlbaqua:  Again, most of this is perception. Men’s bodies are considered attractive at healthier. more easily obtainable weights whereas women are sometimes forced to diet down to much more difficult weights to maintain, from a health standpoint to be considered attractive.

    But that’s highly culturally specific. Renaissance and Baroque painters (hello Rubens!) didn’t labor over portraits of slim, “toned” women. Botticelli’s Venus doesn’t look underfed. Even now a woman who never did a day of exercise (not saying it would be healthy!) and had an hourglass figure with a small waist and curves “in the right places” would still be considered highly sexually attractive. Not sure the body of a man who never worked out would be appreciated as much.

    Post # 25
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’m not sure if you can really say that men are naturally better looking because they don’t have to do as much as women to look good, because I think that is completely decided by society. Society dictates that hairy women are undesirable, hence our plucking and shaving and waxing of unwanted hairs. Society dictates that hairy men are desirable, so men without much chest hair are teased and ridiculed.

    see what I mean?

    Post # 27
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    @strawbs:  Well, I personally hate male chest hair (not that I like women’s chest hair either, lol), but I totally agree with you on your main point Smile

    Post # 30
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    Sugar bee
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    @joya_aspera:  lol I don’t prefer gorilla chests either, but you know what I meant! 😛

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    @Mimoza:  Anarchy. HAHA! I honestly don’t know. From the time we are able to read and recognize pictures, we see Victoria’s Secret catalogs and stuff, and there’s always a standard the models have to meet, male or female. it’s so ingrained in us now that I’m not sure if we can ever separate it.

    I heard about a female model once, who does not pluck her eyebrows. She was singled out for it, not negatively, but because it’s not the norm. It’s strange to think about that.

    Post # 31
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Aesthetically, in terms of lines and curves, women are much better looking.

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