I am dating an ugly guy
This makes sense, according to Dr Brooks, because any children resulting from such a pairing would have more diverse MHCs.
And the variety of MHC molecules has nothing to do with a man's or woman's appearance.
Let me repeat: It’s women, not men, who have unrealistic standards for the “average” member of the opposite sex.
After coaching women for many years, I already suspected this, but this was a stark realization when you see just how few men you even find to be average looking.3) This doesn’t let men off the hook at all.
'How do you reconcile that with a universal Hollywood idea of attractiveness?
Or why balding, bearded author Salman Rushdie - no Adonis in anyone's book - managed to beguile the stunning model Padma Lakshmi.Previous studies of animals such as birds and fish had found that members of the same species tended to find the same things attractive.It had been assumed, for example, that all peahens were attracted to peacocks with brightlycoloured, long tails.If the face you see in the mirror each morning makes you wince, take heart.And while you're at it, throw away all those beautifying pills, potions and creams in the medicine cabinet and cancel your subscription to the gym.