Women with thicker eyebrows more attractive to men, study finds

Lush-eyebrows mean marriage vows! Women with thicker eyebrows are more attractive to men & # 39;

  • The result is the result of research into how facial features rank by attractiveness
  • The Oakland University researchers asked 1,000 men and women to assess images
  • Cara Delevingne is credited with popularizing thicker eyebrows

Roger Dobson for The Mail on Sunday

It is a finding that probably raises many eyebrows. Scientists say women with thicker eyebrows, such as model Cara Delevingne and actress Audrey Hepburn, are more attractive to men – especially for women who are looking for a partner for the long term.

The surprising result came from an investigation into how facial features are arranged for attractiveness.

Researchers at Oakland University in Michigan have asked nearly 1,000 men and women to assess a number of images and the senior author of the study, Dr. ir. Lisa Welling, said: "Thicker eyebrows were preferred in female faces.

Cara Delevingne is credited with popularizing thicker eyebrows after her appearance in 2012

Cara Delevingne is credited with popularizing thicker eyebrows after her appearance in 2012

It was an unexpected finding, because earlier research showed that thicker eyebrows are seen as more masculine and dominant.

& # 39; It may be that relatively thicker eyebrows signal other qualities, such as a tendency for more care.

& # 39; It is also possible that this preference reflects current fashion trends. Whatever the corresponding property, it seems particularly desirable in a long-term relationship between partners, such as marriage. & # 39;

Scientists say women with thicker eyebrows, such as model Cara Delevingne and actress Audrey Hepburn, are more attractive to men

Scientists say women with thicker eyebrows, such as model Cara Delevingne and actress Audrey Hepburn, are more attractive to men

Scientists say women with thicker eyebrows, such as model Cara Delevingne and actress Audrey Hepburn, are more attractive to men

The emergence of Mrs Delevingne as a top model in 2012 is widely praised as a return to fashion for more complete eyebrows that were seen for the last time in the 1980s.

Dr. Justin Mogilski, co-author of the study published in the journal Frontiers In Psychology, said: "We expected that thicker eyebrows would be more attractive in a short-term relationship because close hair indicates higher levels of circulating testosterone, which is associated with a more unlimited sociosity [a willingness to engage in sexual activity outside of a committed relationship].

We expect the eyebrows to indicate a more complex set of partner qualities than just the sexual behavior of a person. Our data suggest that people draw more information from someone's eyebrows than previously documented. & # 39;

An earlier study claimed that plucked eyebrows meant a narcissistic personality, but another connected thicker eyebrows to be self-centered.

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