27 November 2007

Standards of Beauty:
Male Beauty

By Penny Ash

According to current research, the typical romance hero is about as far from desirable as it's possible to get. The big and brawny alpha hero with the manly physique and chiseled jaw is out and the softer and more feminine face is the one to look for.

According to Webster's dictionary beauty, is the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit.

The guy who has the smoother symmetrical face with large eyes and no beard stands a better chance of getting the girl, and if he can cook and clean he'll have the ladies running after him in droves. But there's a fine line between beautiful and girly. Brad Pitt or Jude Law, well they make the grade. Leonardo DiCapprio? Nope, too girly. And someone like Hugh Jackman, whoa, no, much to aggressive looking.

Hugh Jackman, Leonardo DiCaprio
Let me know what you think. What really is male beauty? And why are all those romances with the in your face alpha hero still selling so well?