8 Things Men Look For In A Woman, Even If They Don’t Know It

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Did you know there is a biological explanation for why men seem to show preference for specific women?

Mary Sauer, Healthyway.com – Why do we latch on to some people the way we do and not others? Is it just some ineffable, spiritual connection?

The truth is, attraction isn’t random. Science can explain a lot of why we feel what we feel for a person who catches our eye.

This innate drive to recreate can explain these eight things men are hardwired to look for in a potential lover.

1. It’s in her hips.

One 2017 study found a correlation between the number of children a woman had and her waist-to-hip ratio (WHR).

The study looked at nearly 1,000 women from seven non-industrial societies in Sub-Saharan Africa, Western Siberia, South America, and South Asia; of this group, the women who had borne more children had higher WHRs on average.

These findings suggested that this preference for a lower WHR—the sweet spot seems to be around 0.7—may be because it is a biological indicator that a woman has not borne many (if any) children, meaning she’s got, in theory, the best of her baby-making days ahead of her. Heartwarming, really.

2. It’s all about symmetry.

Although you probably learned all about it in art class or geometry, men’s biology seems to be fixated on symmetry. Symmetry is the idea that—when divided in half—each side of an object, person, or image mirrors the other.

There are a few different theories about why this is the case. Some researchers think symmetry is believed to be an indication of overall health.

There are others who believe that because symmetrical images are easier to process visually, our brain is wired to show preference for this characteristic.

3. Let your hair down.

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