There were two versions of each face - one with slightly more feminine and the other more masculine features.
The faces were taken from European or Japanese faces.
With that in mind, we asked our Facebook followers if they’ve ever fallen in love with a man they initially found unattractive and whether or not they thought they were capable of doing so. Nyah: not that he wasn’t attractive but that his looks didn’t pull me before his personality…he isn’t bad looking it’s just he isn’t some pretty boy Dana: it depends on how unattractive i think he is to start with. I used to tease him and draw stick figures and say it was him.
but the more time you spend with someone the better they start to look to you. He was exceptionally smart, funny and that’s a turn-on for me. After talking with him, loved his humor and overall personality.
But in making long-term choices, men "may actually prefer less attractive/feminine women," they added.
Dupuis writes about the day to day struggles he faces as someone whose physical appearance falls somewhere between “OK” and “nothing special.” Related: Muscle Man Explains Why “Fat Sex” Is The Best Sex And Chubby Chasing Is “As Good As It Gets” “Being attractive seems to be pretty much a necessity to feel a sense of belonging in the gay community,” Dupuis writes.
Feminine features like a smaller jawbone or fuller cheeks are closely linked to a woman’s perceived attractiveness, which in turn is taken as an indicator of health, youth and fidelity and other traits, it said.
Feminine features are associated with a higher level of the female hormone oestrogen, which is also linked with reproductive success.
In a study with several hundred heterosexual male volunteers, a team of researchers made composite pictures of women’s faces, and asked the men which ones they would choose for long- or short-term relationships.
But after that, something interesting happens: A man's face shifts according to how he makes a woman feel.
A hot man can become hideous, and an average-looking man can become the sexiest guy in the room.
Denise: Yes, he was sooo unattractive, dressed nice though. I think it turned me on too bcuz he was a basketball referee and a smart man overall.
PARIS, France (AFP) — Men looking for a quick fling prefer women with more "feminine" facial features, said a study Friday that delved into the evolutionary determinants of the mating game.