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kingdumbass
10-05-2006, 05:59 AM
http://today.reuters.co.uk/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=scienceNews&storyID=2006-05-09T231613Z_01_L08388097_RTRIDST_0_SCIENCE-SCIENCE-ATTRACTION-DC.XML

Women attracted to men who like children: study

LONDON (Reuters) - Women can pick up cues about how men feel about children from their faces and use the subtle signs to rate them as potential partners, scientists said on Wednesday.

The team of researchers from the United States showed that an affinity for children and male hormone levels play a role in determining how attractive men are to women.

"Our data suggest that men's interest in children predicts their long-term mate attractiveness even after we account for how physically attractive the women rated the men," said James Roney of the University of California, Santa Barbara.

In the study of nearly 70 men and women, an interest in children was linked to long-term partnership potential while women were attracted to men with higher testosterone levels as short-term romantic mates.





"The study provides the first direct evidence that women's attractiveness judgments specifically track both men's affinity for children and men's hormone concentrations," said Dario Maestripieri of the University of Chicago, and a co-author of the study.

The scientists tested the testosterone levels of 39 male undergraduate students from saliva samples. They also determined their affinity for children by asking them to choose between photos of an adult or a baby and to rate their interest.

The researchers photographed the men and showed the photos to 29 female students who were asked to rate the men on whether they thought they liked children, their masculinity, physical attractiveness and potential as short and long-term partners.

The findings, published online by the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, showed the women were able to choose the men who had expressed an interest in children during the photo test. They also described men who had high testosterone levels as being masculine.
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How the hell can you chicks tell which guys want kids just by looking at them?
And how can you tell which dudes have the most testosterone?

This story is too vague.

Leonie
10-05-2006, 07:39 AM
Hey, after all, falling in love is partly based on compatible immune systems. It's not like you notice that either. It's just an inbuilt survival of the species thing.

michael22
11-05-2006, 02:24 AM
wow this makes complete sense why every female hates me. Wait a minute I like kids and....... oh yeah high levels of testosterone crap....

Arbery
11-05-2006, 10:27 AM
thats quite interesting actually tho...i like kids...but it dont help me get d girl i want!

mehrdad368
11-05-2006, 11:06 AM
but maybe love depend to weather.if weather be hot you have a hot love but if it's cold it will be cold love.isn't it?I love babys but I hate some ladys.