What Guys Want: Long Arms

Study finds men consistently attracted to arms, not legs
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 29, 2010 4:10 PM CDT
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(Newser) – What part of a woman's body most excites a man? It may in fact be her arms, a new study suggests. Australian researchers asked Australian and Chinese men and women to rate the attractiveness of 96 women from videos, the Daily Mail reports. The women who were considered the most attractive consistently had long, shapely arms.

Long legs, by comparison, didn't seem to do much for the men—leg length had no correlation with overall attractiveness. Hips and waist dimensions counted for more than legs, but less than arms. But, ultimately, beauty is a composite, the lead scientist said: "Attractive bodies have a suite of traits in the right combination. The dimensions can tell observers if that person is suitable as a potential mate, a long-term partner or perhaps the threat they pose as a sexual competitor."

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