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Men Not Put Off by Wrinkles on Women’s Face

by Rajashri on  October 10, 2008 at 5:49 PM Women Health News   - G J E 4
 Men Not Put Off by Wrinkles on Women’s Face
A science journalist has revealed that men are more likely to get attracted to older-looking faces rather than young ones.
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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.

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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 man's mother was over 30 when he was born, he tended to be more tolerant of ageing in women's faces in the context of a long-term relationship.

It was only the mother's age at his birth, not the father's, which influenced a man's acceptance of older looking women's 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.

Source: ANI
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