Does the thought of plucking out your eyebrows make you cringe? Do you ever wonder why you need to ‘tame’ your brows as opposed to just letting them grow wild? Society expects groomed eyebrows anyway right? Wrong!
A study conducted by scientists from Oakland University has found that men are more attracted to women with thick eyebrows.
The study which was published in the Frontiers in Psychology journal, asked 1,000 people to rate a series of photos to determine attractiveness.
And as you guessed it, people preferred photos of women with bigger, bushier eyebrows over those with carefully tweezed brows.
Dr. Lisa Welling, the study’s senior author, attributed this preference partly to current fashion trends.
“Thicker eyebrows were preferred in female faces. It could be that relatively thicker eyebrows signal other qualities, such as a tendency towards more grooming,” said Dr. Welling.
Dr. Justin Mogilski, co-author of the study said thicker eyebrows would be more attractive in short term relationships. This is because dense hair indicates a high level of testosterone
“We expect that what’s going on is that eyebrows indicate a more complex array of partner qualities than just a person’s sexual behaviour. Our data suggests that people are drawing more information from a persons’s eyebrows than previous documented,” said Dr. Mogilski.