Study finds women may be more likely to have fling with wide-headed men

Wired:

Are you a man with a wide head in search of a fling? If so, you’re in luck, as according to a new study in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, women may find men with wide heads more appealing for short-term dates and perceive them to be more masculine than men with narrower offerings.

“Our study shows that within three minutes of meeting in real life, women find more dominant, wider-faced men attractive for short-term relationships, and want to go on another date with them,” says psychological scientist and lead researcher Katherine Valentine of Singapore Management University.

According to Valentine, there is an ongoing debate in academia as to whether women desire partners that exhibit signs of physical dominance — at the same time, researchers have been exploring facial width-to-height ratio (fWHR) as a possible domineering attribute in men. Valentine attempted to address both issues in her recent study.

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