Have you ever heard someone say that men are superficial because they like pretty women? You may not have heard that said exactly like that but I'm sure you've heard something similar. I'm sure because I've heard it more than once. There is an idea out there that how a women looks should not be important. But that instead men should be attracted to her personality, temperament, her job or status, in extreme cases that men should find any random women attractive.
But men continue to be attracted to pretty women and there are some opinions about why. Some will tell it is because women are aesthetically pleasing, in other words women are like fine art, a thing of beauty that should be admired for it's own sake. Others will tell you that it is simple lust, that when a man looks at a women he is thinking of the beastly things he could do with this beauty. And there is truth in both, but not the whole truth.
Men and women are physical creatures, biological creatures and our bodies are designed to be attractive to the opposite sex. But men and women are different, they perform different functions and they serve different purposes and this fact is reflected in our bodies.
Why do women have long hair?
Why do women like it to be shiny?
Why is the size and clarity of a women's eyes important?
Why is the symmetry of a women's face and smile important?
Why is the condition of her skin important?
Why is the shape and firmness of a women's body important?
Why is her looking young important?
Because each of these things is a physical indicator of her physical health and the potential health of her babies. Now men don't consciously know this, but their subconscious does and it is this subconscious that often makes decisions for us in the background. How often have you heard the idea that you cannot help who you are attracted too?
So if all of this is about making babies what about when a man is after a women for a short time, instead of a long time? Shouldn't a man who is simply after sex be less fussy, certainly, but if he has a choice he will choose the women he thinks is the most attractive.
Now women are not simply physical beings, they have other flaws and virtues, do these get a look in or is a man only interested in looks and nothing else? No, a man is interested in more than simply looks, in this order:
4. Everything Else
If a man is very interested in a women's money or status he is not really interested in her at all. The view I've put forward here could be described as Darwinian and that only pretty women need apply and all other women are condemned to a lonely life. But that fails to take into account a very important point, attractive women like attractive men. So what happens when a man isn't that attractive? He becomes less fussy and more realistic.
One final point, I haven't mentioned love and love is very important. It even has a bearing on a women's looks, when a man is in love than the women that he loves is the most beautiful women in the world. When you hear a very old man say that his wife, who is also very old, is beautiful he means it, because in his minds eye he still see's her as she looked in her glory days. It is one of the really beautiful things about a man's love for a women, he will always remember the beauty of the women he loves no matter how long ago.
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