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(New Scientist)   I like small feet and I cannot lie, you other human behavior researchers can't deny   (newscientist.com) divider line 37
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2010-07-02 04:13:16 PM  
Why men are attracted to women with small feet

Because most thin women have small feet?

/I wouldn't kick either of those women out of bed
//and from those morphs, I am supposed to assume I guess that Bristol Palin has small feet?
 
2010-07-02 04:17:31 PM  
As far as the thing about the women attractiveness to men being less clear-cut, I think that goes to the same issue you have with the "Hot or Not" captcha that picked 6 pics ranked below 4 and 3 above 8 and you have to pick the 3 8+'s to solve the "capcha".

The female pictures were crazy obvious on which ones were "hot". I couldn't do much better than 50% on the men. And women I know who did it didn't do much, if any better. Women just have much more wide ranging perceptions of male beauty, on average, than men do about female beauty.
 
2010-07-02 06:06:22 PM  
What's Rob Liefeld done now?
 
2010-07-02 06:30:11 PM  
TFA didn't mention the Chinese practice of 'foot binding (new window)' which was in vogue there for ~1 millenium... When I see pics of those women it makes me cringe.
Truly a very strange fetish, which pretty much crippled these women...

/buzzkill
 
2010-07-02 06:41:47 PM  
img.photobucket.com

Approves.
 
2010-07-02 07:17:46 PM  
Gravitholus: Approves.

Thank you. I have no other purpose here, now.
 
2010-07-02 07:18:24 PM  
Gravitholus: Approves.

Beat me to it.
/Sgt. Hatred is the worst character on that show.
 
2010-07-02 07:23:07 PM  
dletter: Why men are attracted to women with small feet

Because most thin women have small feet?

/I wouldn't kick either of those women out of bed
//and from those morphs, I am supposed to assume I guess that Bristol Palin has small feet?


I don't think foot size changes much with weight gain/loss.
 
2010-07-02 07:23:17 PM  
They didn't even define what they mean as "small feet". What's the size cutoff? Size 6? 7? 8?
 
2010-07-02 07:57:20 PM  
I dunno, I prefer the face on the right. I also like small feet. Seeing long, almost prehensile feet on a short woman is a big turn off.
 
2010-07-02 08:00:00 PM  
PeggyHill.jpg

Does not approve.

/Yeah, I'm lazy. But I have small feet.
 
2010-07-02 08:06:29 PM  
Makes sense. Small feet are associated with dainty, feminine bone structures in general, including, apparently, facial structures.
 
2010-07-02 08:09:01 PM  
Wollffeey: They didn't even define what they mean as "small feet". What's the size cutoff? Size 6? 7? 8?

Are you talking about your feet, or your, ahem, dromedary phalanges toes?

/Just trying to keep up.
 
2010-07-02 08:10:45 PM  
wjllope if you think foot-binding is bad, you should google "lip plate," which is far more disturbing to look at and is still practiced. don't bother with a google image search, just the few that come up in the normal search will make you vomit.
 
2010-07-02 08:21:29 PM  
wjllope: Wollffeey: They didn't even define what they mean as "small feet". What's the size cutoff? Size 6? 7? 8?

Are you talking about your feet, or your, ahem, dromedary phalanges toes?

/Just trying to keep up.


Heh heh heh. ;)
 
2010-07-02 08:39:41 PM  
dletter: Because most thin women have small feet?

I'd say it is more short women have small feet. Weight has nothing to do with foot size.

/size 6 1/2
 
2010-07-02 08:40:34 PM  
sobernutz: Gravitholus: Approves.

Beat me to it.
/Sgt. Hatred is the worst best character on that show.


FTFY
 
2010-07-02 08:45:52 PM  
wjllope: TFA didn't mention the Chinese practice of 'foot binding (new window)' which was in vogue there for ~1 millenium... When I see pics of those women it makes me cringe.
Truly a very strange fetish, which pretty much crippled these women...


It's not really a fetish, it's kind of the "barefoot and pregnant" idea carried out to an absurd extreme.

/except you don't ever want to see those women barefoot
//shudder
 
2010-07-02 08:49:10 PM  
From TFA: made from the faces of eight women ... It's quite a difference, isn't it?

Okay, so the morphs are created from the faces of only eight women, and then they are surprised there is a huge difference between the pictures? This just coming in, four people were polled and 3 of the 4 preferred Dewey over Truman...
 
2010-07-02 09:30:52 PM  
Why men are attracted to women with small feet

Because God made them that way so they can stand closer to the sink and stove. Now make me a sammich!
 
2010-07-02 09:40:36 PM  
Because women with huge feet look like men's feet. And trust me, I'm not attracted to man feet!
 
2010-07-02 09:42:47 PM  
The one on the left looks like the one on the right with makeup.
 
2010-07-02 09:44:52 PM  
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2010-07-02 09:46:32 PM  
I'm a guy. I'm six foot and I wear a size 8.5 (I used to share shoes with a roommmate who was 5 foot 5).

I wonder if that means men find me attractive...
 
2010-07-02 09:52:45 PM  
dletter: As far as the thing about the women attractiveness to men being less clear-cut, I think that goes to the same issue you have with the "Hot or Not" captcha that picked 6 pics ranked below 4 and 3 above 8 and you have to pick the 3 8+'s to solve the "capcha".

The female pictures were crazy obvious on which ones were "hot". I couldn't do much better than 50% on the men. And women I know who did it didn't do much, if any better. Women just have much more wide ranging perceptions of male beauty, on average, than men do about female beauty.


It's because men are genetically programmed to go out and put semen in as many healthy viable women as possible and "pretty" is how we identify what we think is healthy.

Just look at the things women do to make themselves pretty:

1) Makeup: Smooths out complexion - accentuates bone structure. Signs of health.
2) Hair: Shiny hair (not dull) also a sign of health.
3) Heeled shoes: Lengthens legs, tucks in tummy, accentuates hips - also sign of health.

I'm sure people can come up with more, that's just off the top of my head.

Anyway, it's obvious that there is always some variation in the general populace, however if you go off the statistics from this article (75% of the hetero males chose a single face), it's relatively certain that specific indicators are really ingrained in our biological drive.

It's really not that extraordinary. Most animals have comparative behavior in choosing who to mate with.
 
2010-07-02 10:23:03 PM  
Obviously, more grant funding needs to be directed to the Sir Mix-a-Lot Institute.
 
2010-07-03 12:41:17 AM  
Us mens ain't stoopit. We figured out about the time fire was discovered that a small foot, when planted up the ass, is easier to remove.
 
2010-07-03 12:55:14 AM  
From TFA: Women with smaller feet have prettier faces, at least according to the men who took part in this study. So do women with longer thigh bones and narrower hips, as well as women who are taller overall.

I... find the idea that narrow hips are alluring dubious. It's a basic rule: wide hips = feminine, narrow hips = masculine. Unless, of course, by "narrower hips", they mean "not overweight": it's true that it's unappealing to have wide hips because there's enough fat to deep-fry an elephant packed onto each one.
 
2010-07-03 03:19:34 AM  
Dwight_Yeast: I'm a guy. I'm six foot and I wear a size 8.5 (I used to share shoes with a roommmate who was 5 foot 5).

I wonder if that means men find me attractive...


Just come out of the closet, hit a club and find out. Some fine young man will no doubt be able to advise you on your competitive standing.
 
2010-07-03 05:18:40 AM  
Came for "so they can stand closer to the stove and reach the back burner" joke. Leaving disappointed.
 
2010-07-03 05:19:27 AM  
sleeps in trees: BiblioTech: dletter: Because most thin women have small feet?

I'd say it is more short women have small feet. Weight has nothing to do with foot size.

/size 6 1/2



True. I'm 4'11". Size 4.5 feet. It's got very little to do with nutrition in my opinion.


Midgets are awesome. I have like 7 DVDs featuring them.
 
2010-07-03 06:35:21 AM  
Helen_Arigby: From TFA: Women with smaller feet have prettier faces, at least according to the men who took part in this study. So do women with longer thigh bones and narrower hips, as well as women who are taller overall.

I... find the idea that narrow hips are alluring dubious. It's a basic rule: wide hips = feminine, narrow hips = masculine. Unless, of course, by "narrower hips", they mean "not overweight": it's true that it's unappealing to have wide hips because there's enough fat to deep-fry an elephant packed onto each one.


That caught me off-guard, too. If you don't have wide hips, how can you have a waist? Where's the classic hourglass figure?

Not that I'm any kind of expert. I happen to find women beautiful "the way God made them." Not that I believe in God, but women are clearly born to be a certain way. Some girls are born to be tall, muscular, and thin. Those girls are hot when they're tall, muscular, and thin. Other girls are dainty little waifs. They look hot when they are dainty little waifs. Other girls are big. Not fat, mind you, but big. They look hot when they're big. A big girl who was super careful about her weight all her life still looks sick to me, and a waif-type girl who's 20 pounds overweight looks like a fatty. Imagine Daisy Fuentes at 105 pounds--that's gross. Or Twiggy at 105--that's fat.
 
2010-07-03 10:10:40 PM  
sleeps in trees: BiblioTech: dletter: Because most thin women have small feet?

I'd say it is more short women have small feet. Weight has nothing to do with foot size.

/size 6 1/2



True. I'm 4'11". Size 4.5 feet. It's got very little to do with nutrition in my opinion.


Yeah, weight has nothing to do with it. Height is controlled for here, so in this study it has nothing to do with that either.

As for the confusing hip morph, it probably has more to do with frame size than waist-hip ratio. A girl can have relatively narrow hips and still have an ideal .7 WHR, compared to a girl with larger hips but a WHR close to 1. It makes sense that it has to do with frame, considering wrist size had similar results, and smaller-framed girls tend to have other feminine characteristics.

/was one of the eight females with the smallest feet in the study
//5'9, size 7 shoe. I can barely balance myself.
 
2010-07-04 12:10:26 AM  
So where is the large penis vs small penis morph of guy's faces?

/ladies, let me show you my large penis face
 
2010-07-04 02:16:37 PM  
dollbreaks: /was one of the eight females with the smallest feet in the study

For real?
 
2010-07-04 11:53:53 PM  
sleeps in trees: BiblioTech: dletter: Because most thin women have small feet?

I'd say it is more short women have small feet. Weight has nothing to do with foot size.

/size 6 1/2



True. I'm 4'11". Size 4.5 feet. It's got very little to do with nutrition in my opinion.


Well, weight does tend to control whether one has cankles, which, well, yuk.

And I'm not sure height always necessarily correlates to shoe size.

Me: 5'4", size 6 1/2
Mother: 5'5", size 8
Good friend: 5'4", size 8 1/2
Sister: 5'7", size 9
 
2010-07-05 02:51:01 PM  
Snot Monster from Outer Space: dollbreaks: /was one of the eight females with the smallest feet in the study

For real?


fer realllz. I jumped up and down when I saw someone post an article that I was involved in on FARK nonetheless! Speaking as one with a broken ankle, doing that means slightly more than usual.

/Michelle Rowe
//15 minutes of fark fame now over
 
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