Facial Symmetry is Attractive, But Not Because It Indicates Health

Symmetry is a beautiful thing — especially when it comes to potential partners. Studies have shown that people prefer symmetrical facial features in the opposite sex, which many scientists think evolved to help people choose the healthiest mate.

Yet a new large-scale study throws that into doubt, indicating that health during childhood has no impact on later facial symmetry.

Balanced is Beautiful
Current logic holds that symmetry is beautiful because it suggests a relatively healthy

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