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Women can tell a cheating man just by looking at them: Study
by Tan Ee Lyn

HONG KONG – Women can tell with some accuracy whether an unfamiliar male is faithful simply by looking at his face, but men seem to lack the same ability when checking out women, according to an Australian study published on Wednesday.

In a paper that appeared in the journal Biology Letters, the researchers found that women tended to make that judgement based on how masculine-looking the man was.

“Women’s ratings of unfaithfulness showed small-moderate, significant correlations with measures of actual infidelity,”wrote the team, led by Gillian Rhodes at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders at the University of Western Australia in Perth.

“More masculine-looking men (were) rated as more probable to be unfaithful and having a sexual history of being more unfaithful.”

Attractiveness was not a factor in the women making the link.

In the study, 34 men and 34 women were shown colour photographs of 189 Caucasian adult faces and asked to rate them for faithfulness.

The researchers compared their answers to the self-reported sexual histories of the 189 individuals and found that the women participants were better able to tell who was faithful and who was not.

“We provide the first evidence that faithfulness judgements, based solely on facial appearance, have a kernel of truth,” they wrote in the paper.

Men, on the other hand, seemed to have no clue. They tended to perceive attractive, feminine women to be unfaithful, when there was no evidence that they were, the scientists noted.

Faithfulness is seen as important in the context of sexual relationships and mate choice, the scientists wrote in the paper.

Men with unfaithful partners risk raising another man’s child, while women with unfaithful partners risk losing some, or even all, parental and other resources to competitors.



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I can see which sg female dogs is cheating too
Posted by Mumbucky1 on Sat, 8 Dec 2012 at 00:33 AM
i tot you won't get divorced woman as wife?:D

Posted by unemployed777 on Fri, 7 Dec 2012 at 13:27 PM

very good ah fly. yes, never go after any married lady. :cool:
Posted by A_Commoner on Fri, 7 Dec 2012 at 13:20 PM
She may only confide in me and get all my love, attention, pamper, love for her after she divorced and become single again .... I never want to waste any energy or expose myself to retributions in any married or attached lady ... :o :D :D

If she does come to me ... I reassures her with this song ...

你的名字我的姓氏 :D

Posted by Small Fly on Fri, 7 Dec 2012 at 13:06 PM
Posted by maipenrai on Fri, 7 Dec 2012 at 10:44 AM
fatal attraction:eek:

Posted by unemployed777 on Fri, 7 Dec 2012 at 10:13 AM

NOOOO, it's yap yen yen and uncle fly :D

Unlce fly would love her to death :D
Posted by maipenrai on Fri, 7 Dec 2012 at 09:59 AM

Come on...with a face like that :cool:
Posted by johnnykwek on Fri, 7 Dec 2012 at 09:38 AM

I assume you did not know your wife cheated you back.. Pay back..

She just dont care about you.. lol
Posted by CannonLE on Fri, 7 Dec 2012 at 09:28 AM

Another "true love" couple.....
Posted by johnnykwek on Fri, 7 Dec 2012 at 09:07 AM


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