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Even heavier weight is attractive

Even heavier weight is attractive

In cultures where starvation is a real risk, preferences for heavier weight in partners is expected because those individuals are most resistant to food shortages, and indeed, this does seem to be the case . When dominance is valued, meanwhile, women may also prefer men with squarer chins – and higher testosterone. It has been found that exposure to cues of male-male competition, such as seeing men fight each other, increases women’s preferences for masculine male faces.

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