Macho Men Seen as Cheaters, Poor Dads

Beefcakes perceived as poor dad material more likely to cheat on spouses
By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Aug 8, 2007 8:20 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Macho-looking men are perceived as poor parenting material and more likely to cheat on their mates, according to recent study on sex and masculinity. "When people look at masculine faces they see dominance, which is a good thing in evolution but less good in a long-term partner," said the lead researcher.

Study participants, both male and female, were shown pictures of men whose features had been digitally altered to look more traditionally masculine or feminine and asked to predict  personality traits. Men given finer, more feminine features scored highest  on parenting abilities and faithfulness. The healthiest looking men, such as those with better complexions, also scored high in positive traits.