"Facial hair correlates not only with maturity and masculinity, but also with dominance and aggression," write authors Barnaby J. In a 2007 study from University of California, Los Angeles, 286 women looked at pictures of shirtless men and indicated which ones seemed like they would make the best long- and short-term partners.
Results showed that women were more likely to want short-term relationships with the guys who had big muscles.
"We think this suggests greater financial independence gives women more confidence in partner choices, and attracts them to powerful, attractive older men," lead author and University of Dundee psychologist Fhionna Moore said in a statement.
Rutgers University anthropologist and best-selling author Helen E."Even though beauty is an assessment of fitness value, there is no reason why assessment of fitness needs to be purely physical," Kaufman writes, meaning that acting kind can make you appear more attractive.A 2010 cross-cultural study — with participants from China, England, Germany, and the US — found that women are most attracted to men wearing red.Psychologists call it the "George Clooney Effect." As 2010 study of 3,770 heterosexual adults suggested that women often prefer older men.As the women became more financially independent, they said they liked older guys even more."If they are much better-looking than you, you are worried about them going off and having affairs.