Why do women try to be pretty?
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28-01-2013, 07:46 PM
RE: Why do women try to be pretty?
To clear a few things up:

I'm not saying that women only dress well to impress men, just in case anyone got that from my post. Of course there are other reasons: boosting confidence, feeling good about yourself, even competition with other women and a whole host of other things.

I'm not saying men don't (I think I said this initially, but I want to restate it.) Many men work out, try to appear attractive, etc. It's just that in general, I see a lot more going into female attractiveness in society. For example, cosmetics are generally for females, plastic surgery (strictly for attractiveness, although for many it's a turn-off) is generally on females (although what can you really "enhance" on a male, come to think of it?), and fashion and style is primarily female-oriented (although men do have their fair share of fashion.)

Since this is the science forum, I'm more concerned about why this is the case, and when, not only in our species, do females become the sex that "flaunts" more? Now once again, I'm just noting something I see in society; I don't know if anyone can legitimately claim that more effort goes into looking attractive in human males than females, at least in the general modern society. Is this a matter of human society, with increased communications, pictures, etc. giving a new window for this to occur? Could this be an effect during human evolution?

Thank you for the examples in which the female is the more vibrant species; I was unaware of any specific instances of this. However, in the vast majority of the animal kingdom (of which I have seen, or remember), males are the ones that try to appear as attractive as possible to females, which then get to choose between potential mates.

Thank you to all, for giving me some insight on this topic.

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Why do women try to be pretty? - nsguy1350 - 27-01-2013, 09:12 PM
RE: Why do women try to be pretty? - amyb - 27-01-2013, 11:51 PM
RE: Why do women try to be pretty? - Vera - 28-01-2013, 03:18 AM
RE: Why do women try to be pretty? - Chaos - 28-01-2013, 07:34 AM
RE: Why do women try to be pretty? - Vera - 28-01-2013, 03:35 PM
RE: Why do women try to be pretty? - Vera - 28-01-2013, 03:47 PM
RE: Why do women try to be pretty? - Dom - 28-01-2013, 04:02 PM
RE: Why do women try to be pretty? - Vera - 28-01-2013, 04:22 PM
RE: Why do women try to be pretty? - Vosur - 28-01-2013, 04:59 PM
RE: Why do women try to be pretty? - Vera - 28-01-2013, 05:11 PM
RE: Why do women try to be pretty? - Chaos - 28-01-2013, 05:51 PM
RE: Why do women try to be pretty? - Vera - 28-01-2013, 05:54 PM
RE: Why do women try to be pretty? - Vera - 28-01-2013, 06:22 PM
RE: Why do women try to be pretty? - nsguy1350 - 28-01-2013 07:46 PM
RE: Why do women try to be pretty? - amyb - 28-01-2013, 09:30 PM
RE: Why do women try to be pretty? - amyb - 29-01-2013, 12:48 AM
RE: Why do women try to be pretty? - Chas - 29-01-2013, 10:19 AM
RE: Why do women try to be pretty? - amyb - 29-01-2013, 03:25 PM
RE: Why do women try to be pretty? - amyb - 30-01-2013, 07:46 PM
RE: Why do women try to be pretty? - Vera - 29-01-2013, 10:59 AM
RE: Why do women try to be pretty? - Vera - 29-01-2013, 10:16 AM
RE: Why do women try to be pretty? - amyb - 30-01-2013, 11:11 PM
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