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By Duncan Rhyne (2003)
Conventional wisdom is that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. It is, but only to a certain extent. For there are indeed some objective markers for beauty: symmetry, proportionality, and youthfulness.
Beauty is not the same as sexual preference. Some men prefer fat women, and other men small bodies. And partner choice, obviously, does not exclusively depend on beauty. Men also consider reliability, faithfulness, intelligence (often to a lesser extent), and simply appropriateness. Thus men in their 60s usually look for a partner no younger than the early 30s, because they would consider a younger person inappropriate.
However, while men make partner choice decisions on a wide scale, they would not necessarily claim that the partner they have chosen is the most beautiful woman they know. The range of what men consider beautiful is not as wide as the range of possible partners.
Beauty, in an objective sense, is unevenly distributed in Southeast Asia. The second part of this article, which is accessible only for “sexual opportunities” members, ranks Southeast Asian countries from 1 to 10 in accordance to the beauty of the women. It also elaborates on the likelihood of landing a beauty in bed.
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