In numerous mammalian species, females developed to favor the strongest males. A new research by the Griffith University also suggested the same for humans. The study found that Upper body strength key factor in men’s bodily attractiveness.
Dr. Aaron Sell from the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice said, “The cues of upper body strength make a man’s body attractive, including having wider shoulders, being physically fit and having greater handgrip strength.”
“Evolutionary psychologists have shown that women’s mate choices use many cues of men’s genetic quality and ability to invest resources in the woman and her offspring.”
“Among our ancestors, one variable that predicted both a man’s genetic quality and his ability to invest was the man’s formidability. Therefore, modern women should still have mate choice mechanisms that respond to cues of a man’s fighting ability.”
One crucial segment of a man’s capacity to battle was his abdominal area quality.
During the study, scientists tested how important physical strength is to men’s bodily attractiveness by showing women pictures of men’s bodies and asking them how attractive they were.
The outcomes demonstrated that it was conceivable to splendidly foresee how appealing a man’s body is of three things: how physically solid he looks, how tall he is, and how fit he is. The impact of quality was large to the point that none of the 150 ladies in the investigation favored powerless men. Moreover, looking solid was substantially more critical for man’s allure than being tall or lean.
Dr. Sell said, “The rated strength of a male body accounts for a full 70% of the variance in attractiveness.”
“The effect of height and weight on attractiveness may indicate that women are responding to cues of health or to the benefits that height and lean bodies have in protracted aggression, hunting and other aspects of fighting ability.”