Metrosexual Domination: Women Prefer “Girly” Men

A new British Study suggests that women prefer girly men

Women see ‘masculine’ men as unsuitable long-term partners, according to research from the Universities of St Andrews and Durham.

Conversely, the psychologists found that men with feminine facial features are seen as more committed and less likely to cheat on their partners.

The study, which is published in the current edition of Personality and Individual Differences, asked over 400 British men and women to judge digitally altered pictures of male faces made to look more masculine or feminine.  The participants were asked to predict personality traits including sexual behaviour and parenting skills based on what they saw.

Men with masculine faces, with features such as a square jaw, larger nose and smaller eyes, were classed as significantly more dominant, less faithful and made worse parents than feminine-featured males.  They were also thought to have personalities that were less warm when compared to their `feminine’ counterparts, who had finer facial features with fuller lips, wide eyes and thinner, more curved eyebrows.  The scientists say it gives further insight into what people see in others when choosing potential partners.

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12 responses to “Metrosexual Domination: Women Prefer “Girly” Men

  1. Sorry, just can’t agree with this AT ALL! (((((HUGS))))) sandi

  2. Good to know, though. *lol*

  3. thats so true, masculine men look much more harsh in nature, i would also vote for a soft looking man. but lets not judge all men have good in them some where and all have bad as well.

  4. Oh fascinante, poco a poco se revelan los misterios de las mujeres…Los muros se derriban. Hoy me compro un “lipstick for men”, je je je

  5. I hope not too far off topic here: As one on researches, writes, and teaches about history, I have noticed a huge shift in the historical writing about gender. For a while, we were most interested in the study of women; however, of late, a shift in writings now focus on the metrosexual. The concept has been around for a while, but of late, it has gained new steam. I think your piece has merit.

  6. That’s interesting, Carson. I hadn’t thought about that. I wonder why that is.

    I suppose if I were to throw out a (totally uneducated) conjecture, I’d suppose it may be because feminism as a movement was such a potent topic for a large majority of the later half of the 20’th century. And looking at men in a new light is simply “refreshing”, or seemingly new.

    Additionally, focusing on the Metrosexual (a group with whom I admit to having a certain camaraderie with, at least in dress) keeps the discussion safely on the side of feminism. Metrosexualism (if that’s a word) poses no threat to the feminist movement. If anything, it bolsters, and is an extension of, it.

  7. You are right. Funny, but looking back on my graduate thesis research days where I focused my work on gender…really just women, the literature was full of material here.

    People seem to think Metrosexualism is new. Not at all. Nothing is really new when you are talking about identity. There has been a lot of work on Jesus Christ and his sexual identity as well. This is a topic that is growing. My brother shares some of the qualities found in some Metrosexuals. Women love him.

  8. Haha! Sounds like your brother has found the “Secret” to a Woman’s heart.

    I hadn’t heard the Jesus thing. Boy, that ought to anger some fundamentalists!

  9. plain and simple … nature is a f****** bitch!

  10. Metro’s are hot, transvestites are hotter!

  11. I can agree with what the article states and how peoples minds might think that way. But, I can agree to your title. Metrosexual in no way defines a mans bodily features. Being a metrosexual does not mean you have feminine body features. All it means is that you care about your appearance more the most men. Like what you wear, your hair and your personal hygiene.

  12. Sorry, to correct.

    I can’t agree to your title.

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