Now here’s a story that makes you feel good about the future of humanity, at least if you’re a guy. Scientists have found that evolution is leading women – but not men – to become ever more beautiful over time.
Researchers at the University of Helsinki have discovered that good-looking women have more children than less attractive women and that more of those children are girls. When those daughters grow up, they are more likely to be hotties and the pattern is continued. Generation after generation of already hot women are only getting hotter. Wow.
In contrast, men are not getting better looking because attractive couples are less likely to have a boy than a girl. Scientists claim that men are as aesthetically unappealing as their caveman brethren. Sorry ladies.
Markus Jokela, a researcher at the University of Helsinki studied more than 2,000 Americans over 40 years. The attractiveness of each couple was measured from photos taken during the study. Jokela found that beautiful women had 16 percent more children then less attractive women.
A separate study in 2006 conducted at the London School of Economics found that attractive parents are much more likely to produce daughters.
Scientists say that physical attractiveness increases the reproductive success of women more than men. Since attractive parents have more daughters and attractiveness is inherited, it follows that women over generation gradually become better looking. –Via