I assume this is a question, not a debate. For whatever reason I’m having trouble figuring this out.
Supposedly there are several factors.
Sexual dimorphism - a man’s face that is shaped by male sex hormones like testosterone and a female face shaped by female sex hormones like estrogen is more attractive.
Symmetry - the more symmetrical, the more attractive
Average - Attractive faces are closer to the average of all faces than less attractive ones. If you take 100 photos and average them out, the averaged out photo is more attractive.
Is there more to it than this? Also, why are these things attractive?
I once read that a symmetrical face is a sign that your body formed properly in the womb, so that is a sign of good health.
But I guess I’m asking
- Why are some faces more attractive than others
- Why are those traits considered attractive? I assume because they signify health and fertility, but how do they signify health and fertility?
What role do white teeth and clear skin play in all this?