Why do we find certain people more attractive than others? Have you heard it said “you can’t help who you’re attracted to?” while it might be true, your unconscious mind is making DNA level decisions for you.
Why do we find symmetry to be more attractive? Dr.Gancstead says it may have to do with oxidative stress during development in the uterus babies are exposed to more or less free radicals. The more free radicals in the cells, the more likelihood of damage to DNA. This is called oxidative stress and the more oxidative stress, there is the more asymmetry there will be.
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Asymmetry is a signal of oxidative stress, asymmetry is a signal of possible DNA damage from an evolutionary and unconscious viewpoint, we are looking for partners who do not have DNA damage.
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Symmetrical features are a clue that someone has less DNA damage, bolstering that theory is the research that shows that men who are rated more attractive have less oxidative stress.
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Women are attracted to men that would give them a more diverse gene pool.