Wrinkles dont make women less attractive to men

October 9th, 2008 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Oct 9 (ANI): Fear that the ugly looking wrinkles on the face can rip off your attractiveness quotient? Well, then you need a reality check, for men are more likely to get attracted to older-looking faces, according to a science journalist.

In her fascinating new book, Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes? American science journalist Jena Pincott collates scores of academic studies, to say that wrinkles do not make a woman appear less attractive to the opposite sex.

In scientific tests, men were asked who they saw as a potential partner for a short-term relationship. As it turned out, they gave low attractiveness ratings to older-looking faces.

That, according to the researchers, is because men are biased towards youthful-looking women with childbearing years ahead, which prompts them to marry younger women.

But, ironically, if a mans mother was over 30 when he was born, he tended to be more tolerant of ageing in womens faces in the context of a long-term relationship.

It was only the mothers age at his birth, not the fathers, which influenced a mans acceptance of older looking womens faces.

According to the researchers, such a tendency owes itself to sexual inprinting, the tendency for a person to seek a mate who resembles his or her opposite-sex parent. (ANI)

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