Do you believe in universal beauty standards of women?

big eyes. big lips. oval face. small nose. narrow jawline.Do you believe in universal beauty standards of women?
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  • Studies have long suggested there is no such thing as 'beauty standards' or 'universal beauty standards'.

    Researchers have sought to know whether people across the world share a common perception of beauty. Some studies have attempted to construct model of beauty based on geometric symmetry of facial and anatomic features.

    Many markers of beauty are cultural constructs (Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2016) that varies from one society to another and from one culture to another.

    Different types of beauty perception exist among all individuals (Zhang et al. 2017). Beauty is person specific, and different persons have different beauty cognition (Zhang et al. 2017).

    Zhang et al. (2017) observe that a person is recognised to be attractive because of their excellent personal skills and popularity other than their real facial beauty. The properties of beauty are tangible and intangible.

    Reference List
    Lei Zhang, David Zhang, Ming-Ming Sun, Fang-Mei Chen (2017), "Facial beauty analysis based on geometric feature: Toward attractiveness assessment application". Journal of Expert Systems With Applications, vol. 82, p. 257-263……

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  • I think overall there are some feautures everyone thinks is beautiful like: clear skin, healthy thick hair, nice teeth, good hygiene. But what feautures are considered attractive can differ from culture to culture. For example, in India they like fair skin, oval/longish face, long and straight nose, big eyes, dark hair. But in America a heart shaped face, full lips, tan skin, and light eyes are considered ideal. In Korea, they like softer feautures like a narrow jaw, not super defined cheekbones, small nose, wide eyes, super pale skin, skinny body with minimal curves. I could go on so basically I'm trying to say that the ideal beauty differs from one culture to another, but most of the times someone who is considered ugly in one culture will most likely be universally considered ugly because in all cultures abnormal feautures, unsymmetrical faces, bad hygiene, and lack of care are considered unattractive

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What Guys Said 33

  • I personally find it irresistible when girls have the kind of nose that curves up a little at the end and I tend to appreciate smaller mouths so "beauty standards" are determined by some shit behind a desk rather than every single man or woman in the world. Don't hold yourself to anything you aren't already. It's not worth it.

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  • My wife is half Carib and doesn't conform to any of these standards... but she turns heads wherever she goes. And makes jaws drop.

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  • It's universal because good genes are always coveted. It's natural selection. A heathy looking person is an attractive one and they usually have heathy babies therefore people want to be with them. We are animals

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  • I voted no. As a straight guy, I'm fascinated in the infinite amount of ways that women can be beautiful. There's not just one standard that covers all of women's beauty. There's too much variation and that's a good thing.

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  • We have so many different cultures in the World. Different traditions and fashions. In some places women's bodies are altered significantly some looks attractive while other alterations not so much.

    One of the worst form of alterations is female vaginal circumcision.

    I think as far a universal beauty standards for a woman, should be of her choosing, not a culture forcing a woman to do harmful things to herself.

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  • No.. Beauty is personal, what i find beautiful others don't... just a bunch of idiots who thinks that they can say what you have to be to be beautiful...

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  • Yes, except for the big lips, I prefer average or small.

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  • it's on personal preference. a lot of it can become influenced by culture and media but there's still a preference developed inside everyone just from life experiences and how you were raised in life.

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  • In small part, Homo Sapiens are hard wired to find certain traits attractive and desirable. For example, the health of a person's skin and teeth and the symmetry of a person's face and body.
    Of course, this applies to humanity as a whole, not just women..

    Beyond that... Individuality, life experience, genetics and, well, people just plain being different all have a much larger influence on what each person finds attractive.

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  • universal beauty standards? when i like a girls appearance she is usually a bomb, i have a couple friends who will like anything, and i mean it literally one likes girls who no one even considers average.

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  • Different people have different tastes. Some guys think fat women look terrible, but others find them cute. (Even sexy sometimes nowadays.)

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    • Some are much more popular than others, like big boobs, but nothing below 100% is universal.

  • No. That girl is ugly in my opinion and I think everyone has their own idea of beauty

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  • not really, i dont even find the girl on the pic hot at all
    i prefer smaller lips, not into big eyes neither etc

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  • No, not at all - the kinds of women I'm attracted to frequently look nothing like each other.

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  • I believe it's all personal. Guys like many different things, and no one is saying that they like everything.

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  • Beauty (just in cosmetic terms) is not the sum of all the parts. It's how all the parts are working together to create beauty.

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  • I think having one universal female standard doesn't make any sense. What if that exact type of women was the one who tried to drown me when I was five years old? I'm not gonna want to be with anyone like that. Attraction is somewhat guided by the ebb and flow of society but a lot of it is based around personal upbringing, just what you can get, certain features that you value above others (i'll always find a flat assed and chested woman with Scarlett Johannessons face less attractive than a fat jiggly assed Sarah Silverman type), or what you've seen depicted in certain forms of art like what you envision from books or movies of Old not currently processed or lauded by most society.

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  • I believe in the universal beauty standards for both genders/sexes which is the golden ratio.

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  • Yes, I strongly believe in all universal beauty standards for women and men.

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What Girls Said 19

  • round face with a large jaw has been considered the standard of female facial beauty in china and japan for centuries

    kyoto-maiko.com/.../huyuburo1.jpg

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  • Sort of. I do believe that we as humans look for people who have strong genetic diversity, which is typically represented by symmetrical features, but I don't think that there is any one standard of beauty. Different cultures find different things attractive.

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  • Whether or not you want to believe it, it is what is. Hopefully people will be more open minded in future generations. But if you look at history, what's considered beautiful changes often. So 100 years from now, it'll be a totoally different standard

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  • Somewhat agree, all races can have these physical attributes and it can crossover to another culture valuing it's beauty. Some will value other traits more than others.

    When I think of universal beauty I think of someone who's considered attractive by various people of different racial and cultural backgrounds. No one will be attractive to everyone on the planet so technically there is no universal beauty since the universe is more than just planet earth.

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  • In very general terms yes, but as to specific "types" or preferences, there is a wide range of personal tastes.

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  • That's bullshit. There are so many attractive people in this world, you can't just have ONE beauty standard. Plus, it's all subjective.

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  • No there are other things that come into place. East Asia for example prefers pale skin and women around 90ish pounds. That woman has a slight tan, someone pale could be seen as more atttactive

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  • Yeah except the big lips, I hate those. But you can still be pretty even if you don't look like the standard

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  • It's actually supposed to be big eyes, round face, clear skin, and full lips. Things indicating youth. Noses have little to do with it.

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  • To a point. For example the two girls pictured should swap their nose and lips.

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  • Not the lips part

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  • To a certain extent there's exceptions

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  • everyone likes something different

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  • Beauty standards differ per country ^^

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  • I don't but most people do.

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    • by the way I think strong, square or wider jawlines are much better looking even on females (look at Angelina Jolie, Olivia Wilde...) - it's so sexy and beautiful!

    • I thought Jolie would look hotter if her jawline were not that square

    • I think she was perfect in Tomb Raider. She wasn't that skinny as she is now so it didn't seem that wide. Everyone's opinions vary a little at least though.

  • Yes I do believe in it as there is something like "natural selection" ... however the beauty suggested on the 1st pic (on the left hand side) is seriously exaggurated!

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  • Let me put it this way: I'm transgender and I spend close to 60k on facial feminization surgery.

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  • no i don't

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  • fun fact: this girl has done several plastic surgeries since she was 15-16

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