Mate Choice Copying. “Mate choice copying occurs when a female increases the likelihood of accepting (or rejecting) a particular male based on a history of acceptance (or rejection) by other females.” This has been held as the belief since 1996 and is being reiterated in the current studies on women’s perception of attractiveness in men.
Humans and Other Animals. Dr. Cross points out the similarities between humans and other animals who practice mate choice copying. “We see in some species of bird and fish that many females choose to mate with the same male, so it's been suggested that women copy each other's mating choices too,” she said.
Not About The Men. The most interesting of the findings is that the opinions of the women on the attractiveness of the men had very little to do with the men’s facial features. Dr. Cross also states that “Our study suggests however that copying the behavior of others is useful in every area of life, which might also include choosing where to live and what to eat. It suggests that there is nothing special about men.”
Facts. Men who receive attention from other women are deemed more attractive. This works on men in relationships because they are perceived to be more faithful and willing to commit.
Men vs. Women. Women find factors like wealth to be a more contributing factor than men do, though this is also an effect of socioeconomic conditioning. The resulting numbers show that women are four times more likely to consider salary than men when choosing a partner.
Intelligence. For one in every ten people, intelligence is more important than the physical appearance of the person. This trait is known as sapiosexuality.
The Results. The researchers’ findings were published in Scientific Reports with. They state: “Ratings of faces were influenced by social information, but no more or less than were images of hands and abstract art.” It is also implied that women are less certain about who and what they find attractive than men are.