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What Women Want

Dress up anything in the guise of scientific , and I’ll read about it. ANYTHING. Including crap like, Study Reveals Once and For All What Women Find Attractive (and thank you for finding this stuff for me).

I’m not going to paraphrase the Jezebel post. There’s no point to that. Here’s the one-liner: the latest scientific research attempts to explain why some women prefer men with masculine facial features. was spent on that.

So here’s my thing (and today’s post is going to be very, very short):  I DON’T KNOW WHAT I WANT. Sometimes, I’ll see a guy with very masculine facial features and think – HOT. And other times, a guy with similar facial features will totally turn me off. Because I notice more than just the face.  I’m looking at a human being.  Total package.

And what I find attractive and NOT attractive has changed a lot over the years.  I used to be completely repulsed by . REPULSED.  Wouldn’t go out with a guy who had a beard, no matter how attractive he might be in other ways.  Now I don’t really care one way or the other about (although I’m still not a fan of big scruffy beards that scratch when you kiss).

My point, if I have one, is that I find these studies that try to reduce men and women and down to the most basic animal elements utterly ridiculous. Yes, we’re animals. But we’re also (most of us) humans capable of advanced reasoning skills and those affect who we are and aren’t attracted to.

Seriously, am I the only one who reads these things and thinks – they spent money of this shit?


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  1. Nikki04 says:

    Oh, I think it.

    I don’t really have a type either. The furthest I’d go is to say I like women who aren’t “butch” and men who… yeah. I tried. That being said, I do have friends who have a “type”. But the funny thing about that? It’s usually a type I don’t find all that attractive, so we laugh about how it’s great we’ll never fight over a man (as if we would anyway, which is why that’s funny, right).

    Of course, it’s a bigger issue than this. The money spent on bogus science (or stellar science reduced to inappropriate and out-of-context soundbites) that people pick up and use as truth to re-enforce their own stereotypical notions of women, and men, and gender, and sexual orientation, and sex in general , and…

    Oh Science. How I love and loathe thee.