We’ve all heard the expression “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” . It’s commonly thought to mean that to someone, everyone is beautiful. However, the saying implies that there is no standard of beauty which, while a nice thought, isn’t exactly accurate.
Experiments have shown that men prefer women’s faces with high cheek bones, large eyes, a small nose, fuller lips and a thin jaw. The proportions of a woman’s face are also very important if she is to be considered beautiful. A symmetrical face is preferred by men of every age and nationality.
There is some validity to men’s ideal of a woman, asymmetrical features are often as sign of previous illness or vitamin deficiency. Men are instinctively are drawn to facial features are a good indication of health and good health is a sign of fertility.
Naturally cosmetics can be used to create the illusion of high cheekbones and fuller lips and there is proof this works. Tabloid newspapers gleefully print photos of celebrities considered beautiful without their cosmetics on and the photos are shocking. It’s important to remember that physical features are only part of the equation when it comes to attractiveness. No symmetrical face, no matter how perfect, can make up for a bad personality.
The best news is that once in love, men and women both see their partner as more attractive than others see their partner so love CAN triumph over heredity.
“You don’t love a woman because she is beautiful, but she is beautiful because you love her” by unknown.