Preferences. ”We found that men and women who strongly believed that men are dangerous to their children preferred less masculine male faces, although this effect was only significant for women. We might have only found a significant effect for women's preferences since women, relative to men, invest more time and energy in their offspring, hence there would be a strong selective pressure to recognize any facial cues in men that relate to a violent or dangerous disposition,” said researcher Dr Martha Lucia Borras-Guevara, as reported by the Daily Mail UK.
Danger. In past studies, masculine men have been deemed more capable of protecting women should they be in danger, but ironically women are also putting themselves at risk because masculine men have been known to be more aggressive in relationships. According to researchers women would benefit more from dating feminine men.
Violence. ”More masculine men have been found to be more aggressive and therefore, in places where partner violence is high, women would benefit from preferring more feminine male partners,” said another researcher, Dr. Carlota Batres, as reported by the Daily Mail UK.