Whereas dissimilarity preference during mate choice in animals is often explained as an evolutionary adaptation to increase heterozygosity of offspring, self-resemblance can be also favored in humans, reflecting, e.g., preference for kinship cues. doi: 10.1007/s00265-006-0325-7 Cross Ref Full Text | Google Scholar Little, A.
We performed two studies, using transformations of facial photographs to manipulate levels of resemblance with the rater, to examine the influence of self-resemblance in single vs. Raters assessed facial attractiveness of other-sex and same-sex photographs according to both short-term and long-term relationship contexts. The results support the evolutionary interpretation that dissimilarity of other-sex faces is preferred by uncoupled individuals as an adaptive mechanism to avoid inbreeding.
What is surprising is that men almost always prefer Middle-Eastern women to women from their own racial background, except ironically for Middle-Eastern men who prefer Pacific Islander females.
When receiving a inquiry from a man, Black and Native American women were the most likely to reply, while Asian, Hispanic and White women were the least disposed to.
And let's be honest, aren't we always talking about that.
Without writing another word I could simply show a few pictures of dad's that are not representative of the dad bod and you can judge for yourself these are attractive phenotypes.
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Self-resemblance has been found to have a context-dependent effect when expressing preferences for faces.
The data convincingly, across species, show that females select to mate with (i.e.
Although this principle applies to varied traits, including personality and socio-cultural characteristics, it is especially apparent in inbreeding avoidance, where individuals avoid mating with close relatives.
In humans, this is known as the “Westermarck effect” (Wolf, 1995; Rantala and Marcinkowska, 2011).
Birds of a feather flocking together Here we see that a much higher percentage of White people prefer to stick to their own racial* group. 54% of White females and 40% of White males strongly prefer to date someone who is also White. At the bottom, only 11% of Black males say that they only want to date Black women.
The second article gives more precision about the perceived attractiveness from one specific racial group to another, both from the males and females' point of view.