Yeah, I agree that women can be really good looking, but that's often due to grooming and makeup. Men, on the other hand, hardly enhance their looks artificially.
We men usually look almost similar at every time, whether we have just woken up, just out of a fresh shower, or even when we are tired after a hard day's work. But women usually look good only when they actually put some effort into into it. Very few, I feel, are 'naturally' good looking.
I think we have set the standard if beauty for women higher than for men... Women are supposed to look all dolled up - smooth, blemish free skin, prefect pink lips, long eyelashes etc... This is because of generations of us being primed with images of beautiful women, artificially made up with makeup and photoshop... the standard of beauty is so unrealistic, that most women can't hold up to it without makeup.
If you go to Japan, the perception of beauty is similar there for men too. Many men in Japan wear makeup, and suddenly you will find a larger percentage of ugly men (in their perception.)
I'm a living example of men's natural beauty. This is a makeup free face brotha, and most women can't compete with this without aid, no joke. Without the existence of makeup, i reckon the gay gene would all of a sudden become mainstream because damn, have you seen a girl without her foundation on? Its a pitiful sight to see. I feel so sorry for them
No, I truly don't think so. There's a comparison point for women which is why a woman appears more tired looking if she doesn't wear makeup, for example. The contrast is what makes the no makeup look an actual thing people notice, because they compare that look to the same woman with makeup or other women with makeup. It's like how an elephant to us seems like a pretty big creature unless you put it next to a whale, then suddenly it looks very small. The compare and contrast changes things.
Also, the aesthetic societal ideal and expectation for women is very high and meticulous and is imposed on females from a very young age. Males have physical pressures as well which are certainly a big deal, but I find it isn't as meticulous, because society already takes much of the emphasis and puts it on pressures regarding career, manliness, and status.
With men, no makeup is pretty near always and "flaws" such as wrinkles are looked at with more acceptance.
i think women are still the better looking ones. you might think a guy is better looking then a girl who is not wearing makeup, but it only appears that way because the standards for a good looking women are waaay bigger then for a good looking man. if some men wore makeup, we would expect all men to be as attractive as them but none would measure up unless they started wearing makeup too. same for women, im sure that before makeup was so popular, men had lower expectations and would think that a girl who used even a little makeup looked like a goddess because even the natural girls were considered gorgeous, whereas now, its surprising if a girl doesn't wear makeup and she is considered ugly compared to those who do wear it so the standards for a pretty girl have gone uppp, yet the standards for an attractive guy have remained the same. basically, we, women, have lower standards. you dont have to put on a lot of makeup and go out of your way to make yourself look better, we are used to the guys around us and are attracted to average guys, while most guys are only attracted to really pretty girls
I believe women are held to higher expectations when it comes to beauty. When I walk around natural with no makeup on people will ask "are you feeling ok", although my husband likes the way I look without makeup. I think the majority of the public expect women to always be done up: hair done, face painted, nails done, hairless aside from the hair on your head, dressed nicely; while men can basically shower, throw on whatever and still be accepted in society. So when it comes to who I believe are naturally better looking I believe it's women but society has conditioned the majority to not accept natural as beautiful.
I know in the animal kingdom, the male of the species is more beautiful than the female. That's a hard call to make but it seems like the baby boys have the most gorgeous eyelashes. I have a high testosterone level and have always been told that I was extraordinarily attractive so that may have something to do with it. People with higher testosterone exude confidence, take more risks, don't mind confrontation etc.
I think it has more to do with genetics. Some look really good naturally, both men and women. A lot of others either fall in the average or below average range.
nah, most women look better than men
Well, since i'm straight i think men are better looking than women plus they can pull off a short hair which some women can't. We are used to see a man without make up in his natural state so even a man who just woke up from his sleep could be sexy. On the other hand, we are not used to see a woman without make up cause media and society made it so.. as a result not many appreciate a woman's natural state and beauty..
I don't think you can say either way. There are very good looking men and women. People think men do not get pressure on them to be hot but men also get pressure on them to look hot. Looks matter to all women to some degree to even if they refuse to admit it. A lot of women also reject guys often because the guy is not hot. I have heard that men generally age much better than women though.
That's really hard for me to have a non biased opinion since I'm a straight guy and have only found women attractive. My guess at what is happening is that women often put more emphasis on their looks through make up, hair products, clothes (push up bras even) and several other ways because of living in a culture where they are taught the importance of looking attractive in order to attract a guy and even to be respected by society. On average they are probably more attractive because of the extra effort, and I bet if they didn't put that effort in men wouldn't tend to seek them as much. I don't know if one sex would be more attractive though. I can't separate my bias. I don't really think there is a unbiased answer to you question. Attraction is subjective to the interested sex in my opinion.
"women usually look good only when they actually put some effort into into it. Very few, I feel, are 'naturally' good looking" You're a brave man aficionado :p 🍒
Tough one - There is a lot to take in - Women tend to make more of an effort but is it because they have to, I am not so sure - I would say probably just taking the safe route and say that both genders are equally good looking in their own way.
Beauty is subjective though. But I think I agree to this to some extent. At least guys can pull off looking good without taking a shower, where a girl would have a "look I'm just got out of bed" sign if she doesn't try to "fix" herself.
I take female bodies any day of course, just as @justbanANNAz said. But I'm a guy so... XD