John on March 20, 2010 at 2:42 pm
[I]mprovements in health care in wealthy western countries mean women do not have to worry about so much about the quality of their offspring â€“ and so are picking more feminine looking men.
[...]In countries with better health care, the more likely women would pick a feminine looking man and visa versa.
The result was that in Sweden, which had the best health care, most women (68 per cent) preferred feminine looking men.
In contrast in Brazil, which had the worst health care, the majority of women (55 per cent) preferred masculine men.
“The results suggests that as health care improves, more masculine men fall out of favour,” said the lead author and psychologist Dr Lisa DeBruine.
“That could be why feminine looking movie stars like Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom are popular now compared with the likes of Clark Gable and Sean Connery in the past.”
Come to think of it, the President is a bit on the waif-y side as well. It’s all starting to make sense…
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