How women dream of symmetrical men
And now, the bad news for men with lopsided smiles, goofy grins and jug ears: their wives and girlfriends may be fantasising about a fling with someone handsome.
Steven Gangestad and colleagues at the University of New Mexico asked 54 heterosexual women about their dreams, desires and ovulatory cycles. He also submitted their partners to a series of intimate measurements: the size of their ears, wrists, fingers, elbows, ankles and feet.
And then, he reports today in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, he compared the statistics of male symmetry with the lascivious dreams of their... read more
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