CN Digital StudioBy Gena Kaufman, Glamour magazine
You have your list of basic requirements in a man: smart, good-looking, kind, funny and with tons of Hep B antibodies. Wait, come again?
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My, what sexy antibodies you have! Per Live Science, new research shows that when women lust after hunky men, men's good looks may not be the milkshake that brings all the girls to their respective yards. Instead, women may be attracted to men with a macho look because it signifies good health. Researchers recruited 74 Latvian men to give blood samples before and after receiving their first doses of the Hepatitis B vaccine, which triggers the immune system to produce antibodies. Women were then asked to rank photographs of the men and they rated the men with better immune responses, which correlates with high testosterone, as better looking.
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Does this information affect your love life? I don't really think so, but I'm not exactly a scientist. Or anything remotely close to a scientist. It seems like a basic Survival of the Fittest instinct that we'd be attracted to mates with the best health. So, I guess if you're the type that has a constant cold from November to March and you get every flu that comes around, you may want to start dating a really manly man so that your possible future children will get his immune system. Otherwise, the next time you're scoping a big strong guy with a chiseled jaw, remember that he's not just a piece of man meat, he's a healthy piece of man meat. Makes you totally hot, I know.
Are you drawn to macho men? Are you surprised to hear it may have to do with their health instead of their sexy sexy abs?
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