Why are MOST guys attracted to conventionally attractive women as opposed to unique beauty?

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Most guys would be more attracted to a girl that looks like this:




Why are MOST guys attracted to conventionally attractive women as opposed to unique beauty?


THAN a girl who looks like this:


Why are MOST guys attracted to conventionally attractive women as opposed to unique beauty?
Updates:
Been getting a lot of opinions saying that they think the 2nd girl IS NOT UNIQUE looking and FYI she sure as hell is.

Her bone structure and overall features are something YOU DO NOT see commonly regardless of where you live.

AND ALSO I ONLY USED THESE GIRLS AS EXAMPLES...

Girl 2’s looks are “lightly” unique, meaning she doesn’t look completely out of place but her looks are definitely unique.

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  • dont laugh, and please dont get triggered, im playing with the thought.
    maybe its because the second one has a more masculin look, the darker and the rougher the lines are the more masculin it seems to be. or, might i rather say less feminin.
    maybe its the opposite of "tall dark handsome" what most men look for.

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    • I get what your saying. The second picture is a tad leading because of the expression. Look at the eyebrow height. The second one is closer to a scowl and therefore induces avoidance.

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    • Undoubtedly beautiful but I’m trying to see it from other posts pov

    • @emmily2396 That’s completely not true. I travelled and stayed in Eastern European countries over the span on 3 years and can say quite confidently I saw girls as beautiful as Antonia at least a couple times a week. Especially in Russia and Ukraine... there are thousands of girls who have the same pouty lips, blue eyes, brown hair combo like Antonia. She’s beautiful but a complete dime a dozen in Eastern Europe. Americans only think she’s so beautiful because they don’t see the mass amounts of girls who look like her. The average Eastern European girl would be considered “stunning” by American/British standards.

  • Unique beautify is people just doing their own thing, and hoping people like it.

    It's not exactly a BAD thing, but it can be a gamble.

    Conventional beauty appeals to what people are attracted to.
    Ex; girls like clean, so guys clean up to impress girls.

    Hint: think on a primal level. Instinctively, men want to reproduce just like girls do.
    Caveman would instinctively seek out a healthy female who could bear healthy children.
    By the same token, cave woman would seek out "alpha", or a strong cave man who would produce strong cave bb, who could also protect and provide for both.

    That's my theory anyway.

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    • Well shitt, best explanation out of all the opinions!
      Makes 100% sense

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  • Because the woman number 2 looks fire and most guys are scared of fire. while the first one probs look like their mom (if we are talking about a white boy) and mom is mom she is known territory.

    My hair are huge and curly
    when huge and Curly guys don't give me the time of their day , no one looks at me but if I straight them down the whole borough is on my feet. They don't like fire. Its too scary.

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  • If you mean blondes with blue eyes, it's because this image (blonde with blue eyes) has been promoted and idealized by the media for a long time..
    But I would say that the second girl is also convention all attractive

    I would say that non-conventionally attractive would be someone like Kristen Ritter from Breaking Bad

    Why are MOST guys attracted to conventionally attractive women as opposed to unique beauty?

    Or Liv Tyler from LOTR

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    • Thats not Liv Tyler

    • @Momomimi yea that's Kristen Rytter. That's Liv Tyler

      Why are MOST guys attracted to conventionally attractive women as opposed to unique beauty?

    • Liv Tyler is the best.
      and remember who her father is? our children would rockkkk hellyeah!!

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  • It all comes down to natural instinct and genetics.

    Men are programmed to look for women with features that suggest good health and good genes. It's the same for women. That's why people who have deformations, who look sick and/or who have features closer to the opposite sex are less attractive.

    For example, the girl in the second picture has a more defined jawline and straight jawlines, both of which are considered masculine traits. The girl at the top doesn't have such characteristics, but instead has a rounder face and curved jawlines. The second girl's eyes also give off a more stern look due to their shape and position compared to the first girl, which is again considered a masculine trait.

    The reason why this affects attractiveness is because it hints at a hormonal disbalance, which is a disorder. It's also why girls who have bodyhair on places where they shouldn't are also considered unattractive, and most girls know that hairiness in such places is one of the possible indicators of PCOS (polycystic ovaries), which is caused by a hormonal disbalance between the levels of testosterone and estrogen in a girl's body.

    So the reason is that it all comes down to genetics. Both men and women are attracted to those who display signs of good health and genetics. It's also why we have preferences for certain traits more than others since those traits lack in our genetic code, while we aren't the least bit put off by some generally unattractive traits since the genes causing them are recessive and we have a strong genetic history of the preferable side of that trait.

    It also explains why men prefer younger women, since women's egg quality peaks around the ages of 25-30, while men's sperm quality peaks between 30 and 35 (with some studies suggesting it even goes until 40 or starts at 25). And that's also why women generally start feeling the urge and desire to have children earlier than men do.

    So yeah, it all comes down to genetics. We don't even realize it, but attractiveness is heavily based on looks because looks reflect our genetic structure. If anyone wants, I can give you more examples to back this claim up, but I think this is enough for most people to understand.

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  • The 2nd girl is not very unique but very conventionally beautiful and looks French or italian. She litteraly ticks every box for a conventional beauty. The first is very basic and being considered a great beauty in the conventional sense requires more than blonde hair and a bucket of make up.
    Two examples that I would consider as unconventional beauties would be Natalie Dormer who has kinda a funny nose and is often compared to me piggy or Amanda Seigfried who has very funny eyes and is often compared to golum. Both are beauties, when describing someone as unintentionally beautiful it's certain imperfections that make the beauties and attractive.
    https://youtu.be/Kg27XVSeE2shttps://youtu.be/yTbB5eHAOaQ

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  • LOL, the second girl is wayyyy more attractive. Blonde hair and blue eyes is boring to me because I have strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes. But what you have shown as examples are actually both conventionally attractive.

    Unconventional is this:

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  • I actually find the brunette much more attractive. It is a bit vague when you say “conventially attractive” because that all depends on what different guys find attractive and what most guys think they are looking for. Unique beauty is a description for every woman on the planet, they each have their own uniqueness that makes them attractive to different guys. It is hard to describe what you call “convential beauty”-

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  • Errrmm... I've lived in nine cities, four continents, and both these women are as conventionally attractive as any model you'll see in your typical women's magazines. I think you have a very different definition of the term "conentionally attractive" than most people.

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  • What do you mean by "conventionally attractive"? Never heard that word before. Anyways, personal, I don't like the glamour, I like women who are more genuine. I like to say I'm a Velma person rather than a Daphne person. Besides, I find these women attractive:

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  • I don't know where you get this from. Honestly the first girl looks kind of... dumb. That's only judging from her facial expression. I am probably wrong.
    The second girl is my opinion is beautiful. Seriously. Practically everything about her is perfect.

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  • You kidding me? I love dark haired women. And yes, I love females who can spark some flare of originality in their looks. To me, beauty is the eye of the beholder and I want to behold all of it.

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  • For the same reason a women is more attracted to muscles, masculine features, 100k+ income, career title such as doctor or lawyer. It's not just what they are it what it says you landed.
    Society has deemed the top woman more attractive so of course the guy is going to get the top girl if he can.

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  • Both of these are too attractive to me because I like my girl to look really unconventional. These women would be too high of maintenance and so I stick to plain to unattractive. You are right why would anyone want the conventional.

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  • Both of those examples are 100% TOTALLY CONVENTIONAL, TOTALLY CONVENTIONAL!

    I just see two white girls. Narrow noses, same lips, TWO OF THE SAME THING!

    Just two damned white girls, and you're so ivory tower and out of touch that you can't see that they're just the same thing.

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  • I mean, girl 1 is definitely prettier to me, but she's not necessarily particularly pretty or crazy pretty. Maybe if she smiled more in the shot, it'd be better, but yeah.

    Girl 2 is not really my type.

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  • Both of these women are absolutely "conventionally attractive" and I find the second much more attractive personally.

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    • Yeah, both are conformists
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    • @burlen "Conventionally attractive" means someone who the majority of the mainstream population would find attractive. For example, most people who are cast as leads in any movie or TV show are "conventionally attractive" with some rare exceptions.

      So, a few guys may be into muscular, body-building women - but the majority of people wouldn't find them attractive. The same with obese women. And the same would be true of people "niche" social styles, such as the hyper-religious (think Amish or Orthodox Jew), or alt/punk/goth/emo girls, or hippy/stoner girls. Such girls would not be considered "conventionally attractive."

  • It's funny cause the second girl definitely counts as conventionally attractive as well.

    But to answer your question it's because "unique beauty" is just feel good bullshit. Sure some people might have a thing for "alternative" styles like goths for example, but even then there will be ugly goths and good looking goths. That doesn't change anything.

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  • Mother nature is the one who gives you the butterflies and what you are attracted to. Don't be fooled.. Mother nature spreads the attractiveness around.. believe me. Everyone has attractive features that will attract someone else.

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  • Could you explain for us the meaning of "conventional" and "unique" beauty. Or at least, specify the characteristics of "conventional" beauty and how they differ from "unique" beauty.

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  • You are making an assertion here but I'm not sure how you came to this conclusion. Also you didn't really define what conventional/unique beauty means. Is it just blonde vs dark hair? That's all I can guess from what you are saying.

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  • I mean, the latter woman has much sharper features. They're just kind of shrewd and it's a bit hard to look at, in my opinion. I'm not a fan of blondes, but the former woman is just easier to look at overall.

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  • Man is attracted to beauty and the better the beauty the more attracted the man. The first girl has fine tuned beauty IE her hair. The second girl has a hard edged IE her hair. That's the only way I know how to explain it. But to put it mildly men attract to beauty and that's the bottom line.

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  • Um... Pretty sure BOTH of those girls are conventionally attractive... It's in the face more than the hair and eyes color. You just changed the hair and eyes about color, and the top one has on a little more makeup. Other than that they're the same.

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  • I find the second woman more attractive. The reason is in the question though, conventionally attractive woman are by definition attractive to the majority of people, either globally or in specific places

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  • This is probably me stereotyping, but I've been attracted to blondes with her type of face. She just looks like a gold digging, fake sun tan applying, party girl. She looks cheap to me.

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  • Depends on the guy really...
    I really wanted to post pics of the girls I like (I mean not in a sexual way), but I doubt they'll like it.
    But they are not your coventational beauty...

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  • Wow... that is so false, the second girl it is just more attractive and seems more intelligent too by the look of her eyes so not sure if you chose the pictures really well, couse I could never actually really ever chose the 1st girl from these 2

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  • why are people get attracted to other dysfunctional people and keep trying to fix them.

    Why do i know this and keep doing it.

    by the way girl 2 is hotter

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  • Biological issues the first female has a more perfect symetric that the second and it gives her some advantage but...
    Biological decisions aren't love decisions so the advantage isn't as great when we talk about falling in love.

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  • they both have the looks as far as I know of conventional beauty.

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    • but her unique looks are conventional. There are guys for example who like women who look rougher with tatoos all over, bigger noses, rougher faces. I don't, but they find them sexy, but that's an example of non conventional looks.

  • Both of those are conventionally attractive. But beyond that, the reason that there is even such a thing as conventional attractiveness is that it indicates good genetics. We’ve sexually selected for a certain set of traits that indicate fertility.

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  • Nah, they’re both hot and pretty basic in terms of what a hot girl looks like. I think you’re thinking of more exotic looking women, maybe? But being a brunette doesn’t make her a unique beauty by any stretch. Honestly the blonde doesn’t look great in that pic anyways. I see what you’re saying but bad examples.

    To answer your question though, there’s a reason it became conventionally attractive. Most guys find something attractive, that’s what makes it conventional. But also to be fair, most men are just attracted to what we’re attracted to, and that’s that. There’s no real rhyme or reason to it.

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  • Disagree. Women dream up this whole idea of facts about what men want that are horribly inaccurate. Women tell women this stuff men don't say this shit. Itd your Cosmo's and whatever fucking magazine that's just trying to sell you shit.

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  • It’s funny, but I would say these two ARE unique. I suppose I’m just desensitised to it because I have instagram and the conversational type of beauty where I come from, an area populated by middle eastern women, all kind of look like Kim K. They purposely dress like her and apply make up like her and get lip fillers.
    So from my stand point and my environment, these two girls look really different and natural, but wouldn’t be attractive here.

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  • I know I sound immature and this is probably useless advice but, the first girl kinda looks like a barbie... im not criticizing to harshly I hope, I encourage anyone to go for their own style if thats what they want but don't feel pressured to look anything else then what you want to look like

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  • But the second woman isn't really facially unique, I believe she is actually more conventionally attractive than the first one. To answer your question probably, since conventional beauty appeals to the most people.

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  • But these are both conventionally attractive? 😂
    And their facial features are actually astonishingly similar, the only difference is their skin/hair/eye color

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  • The majority of men (people) are conventional... The same way some say they want a good woman with this and that qualities until they realise they are not a match themselves to what they desire...

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  • All the guys I've dated liked me better with dark hair and little to no makeup on. I dont wear much to begin with but I have nice skin. I think most guys like the not-fake look better. But only if you're naturally pretty

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  • There's probably some sort of scientific reason, or something. Women are the same way a lot of the time, more woman would find a conventially attractive guy more attractive then a unique looking guy. It probably also has to do with societial and cultural standards as well.

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  • Honestly, though it's quite embarrassing how many people are shallow and they never look in the mirror and realize they never get the person they think they deserve. If you want someone who looks like a model then you have to look like a model plus live in areas where this person might live. Like major cities then in a small city or the country just saying. Someone who like a model probably live in the city to work as a model or in porn LMAO.

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  • Rubbish, you're just looking for reasons to hate attractive girls. Most of us don't look like that and still get dates plus both girls are gorg, there are different types of beauty.

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  • Because media promotion, they for the most part only promote women who look like the woman in the first picture. But remember, every guy is different, there are guys who would be willing to date the girl in the second picture.

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  • How is the second woman not conventionally attractive? What exactly is supposed to be unique about her?

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  • They both look like conventional beauties, the first one is a bit more made up, the second is more natural. People are attracted to whatever is attractive, conventional or not

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    • If anything, Liz Taylor was unconventional and plenty found her beautiful

  • Ik I’m not a guy but I think both are super pretty. Maybe it has something to do with primal instincts. Maybe certain characteristics would aid in survival. Example: guys like boobs because they feed their offspring?

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  • It depends on the guy. It's said that many guys can attracted to women that look similar to their mom

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  • I honestly think the 2nd girl was much prettier than that first girl. The first girl looked very plasticy and her makeup was caked. She also had a really bad dye job and her hair is probably very brittle. 2nd girl is a natural beauty!

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  • I don't really see a difference between the two other than hair color really. And makeup.

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  • People don't get to choose what they're attracted, and they shouldn't be shamed for it.

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  • Well people in general tend to gravitate towards basic looking people all the time.

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  • If i had to choose... second one looks far better than the first girls general look.

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  • What are you talking about? Both girls are conventionally pretty

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  • er they're both conventionally beautiful actually

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  • How's the second girl unique?

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    • Didn’t exactly choose the best pic but she has a very unique bone structure and overall facial features

  • They're called conformists.
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    ~ Mrs Manson

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  • No make up , just be natural

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  • It's just your superstition...

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  • Seconds girl look better

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  • Because it’s what is potrayed in the media

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  • I'm not a male lol but I don't care for the look of the top girl. (Just talking about looks here)

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  • Because guys prefer blondes, meh :/

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