Evolutionary psychologists suggest that a preference for sexually dimorphic traits in human faces is an adaptation for mate choice, because such traits reflect health during development. For male faces, this claim rests on the immunocompetence-handicap hypothesis, which states that the increased testosterone levels needed to develop large masculine traits stress the immune system. We examined whether masculine traits in adolescent male faces are associated with health during development, and also whether feminine traits in adolescent female faces signal health. Feminine traits are attractive, but it is less clear whether they should signal health.
Being fertile = female health as a teen. More women are viable than men. Most men would die in crime, competition and war.
To be fair
Rated masculinity in adolescent male faces correlated modestly with actual health, and was perceived as healthy,
but not as attractive.
Gym rats and dudebros can’t make up for an ugly mug or low caste with bulked-up bitch tits.
Women aren’t stupid.
There are tons of Muslims gunning it down the gym, thinking they can magically interest white women.
Look at them on instagram.
This doesn’t work.
Rated femininity in adolescent female faces did not correlate with actual health, although it was perceived as healthy and attractive.
What is “attractive” now is just sexy, vis a vis quite masculine (big lips need a big jaw) and the old classic beauties with fine, smaller features in harmony were the fertile ones. Ideal:
These results support the immunocompetence-handicap hypothesis for male faces in that masculine traits signalled health during adolescence. However, they suggest that any health-related evolutionary benefits obtained from preferences for attractive facial traits may be weak.
Patriarchs don’t let their daughters marry pretty sluts, either.
Women do care about appearance, just genetic cues; not something easily faked with estrogenic wheatgrass powders and self-destructive vain exercise habits. Straight women are not attracted to men who look – sorry – gay.
The two options in modern life aren’t slob or effete but you wouldn’t know it looking.
A man is not measured by the size of his muscles or his notch counts.
Fitness is real masculinity, you earn real muscle by building something or fighting someone.
We could build orphanages and pave roads but no, that’s low status work-out, can’t do that! Might be patriotic and prosocial!
The hospitals and old manors crumble while men “slave” to look half-starved and wax their chest, history will deserve to mock your generation. The rich bastards on the Titanic had a gym.
Useful people got PAID to work out! I know! Crazy!
Many of history’s greatest men were slender virgins and they’ll matter more than any of these “Beautiful Ones” suiciding themselves out of the gene pool. Women want men, not some metrosexual who might come out as gay once they’ve pumped you for three kids. If you see a white woman, with an Asian, note he isn’t the gym type and was willing to propose and raise a family (what makes a man).