The physics of attraction are complex and nuanced, but a new survey offers insights into what women really want from their male partners.
The Men’s Health survey, conducted on 200 women, asked what they noticed first about men they walked past in the street.
According to the results, women notice a man’s eyes first – the windows to their soul – which gives this generic survey a rather sweet outcome.
Next on the list of the male anatomy these women noticed whilst checking out unsuspecting men is the smile, height, hands and their sense of style, in that order.
In other scenarios that require decidedly less clothing, the magazine found that women were initially drawn to a man’s abdomen, face and shoulders and biceps.
Scientists researching the physics of attraction have even been able to use some hella creepy technology to map out where the female gaze rests on potential male partners in the street, which confirms what the survey found.
Apparently this is all down to evolution and our species-wide survival instinct.
Dr Wendy Walsh Ph.D told Men’s Health:
Think about our cavewoman brains.
We want to know, can this guy climb a tree and pick fruit for me? Can this guy slay a woolly mammoth for me?
So while we’re all still about as nuanced as neanderthals when it comes to immediate attraction, Charles Darwin remains the oracle on the future of humanity.