Kid's Looks May Affect Mom's Love: Study

Women more likely than men to look away from ugly babies
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jun 24, 2009 12:27 PM CDT
A baby's "facial attractiveness" may affect a mother's love, a study suggests.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A mother’s love may be “determined by facial attractiveness,” a new study suggests in finding that women were more likely than men to avert their gaze from an unattractive baby. Researchers showed men and women photos of normal and abnormal infants; men and women gave equal attractiveness ratings to the abnormal babies, but women tried harder not to look at the less-cute pictures, HealthDay News reports.