After having seen it linked in multiple locations I finally decided to take the Match.com Physical Attraction Report for the hell of it. As is generally the case in tests such as this varying from highly scientific to those typically found on LiveJournal my results were hardly surprising. Here are a few excerpts.
Your photo choices suggest a man over 40 is probably getting a little old for your tastes. You seemed interested in dating younger men between 20 and 25 but did have some older tendencies as well. Blond hair, dark brown hair, wavy hair, short hair and straight hair were other strong selections.Perhaps this is why I am single; the above-described men are not interested in someone like me.
Some may call one of your types "Pretty Boys," but all you know is that they're gorgeous. The combination of classic good looks with small noses, beautiful eyes, and full lips is hard to resist. These guys tend to be clean shaven, have clear skin, and get good hair cuts. They're taking good care of themselves so they can be "pretty" just for you! [Well, you and the 1 in 3 men (33%) that are also after them!]
Another of the "looks" that you consistently noticed has been described as "The Boy Next Door." He has an open face, with big eyes, and a big grin. He has a youthful or boyish quality that will follow him throughout his life. Typically this look is associated with light brown hair, a close shave, and blue or hazel eyes. These guys convey a warm, trusting impression, but watch out for that mischievous side! Our studies find that about 1 in 5 men (18%) are especially attracted to this youthful look.
Faces known scientifically as "Ecto-Mesomorph" repeatedly caught your eye. Men express this type in two ways. One version has a rectangular face shape that is long and narrow. The other type's face shape is often compared to a diamond, because it is wide at the cheeks and then has a sharply angled jaw. All Ecto-Mesomorph men have striking chins that are prominent and squared-off with a crisp line at the base. This is one of the most idealised male face types and can be found on most movie and music idols. It can hold either bold masculine features or more delicate handsome features, or some sexy combination of both. These men also tend to have lean and muscular builds when they're young. About 57% of other men especially prefer men with this face type.
The type of body you seemed to especially like is scientifically called an "Ectomorph," which is a fancy way of saying you like "skinny" guys. He has a long, narrow frame and look good in or out of clothes. Since these guys don't get as much attention as the football jocks, he'd probably be surprised to know that for you skinny is sexy. His shoulders may not be broad (and are probably a little bony, so you won't want to rest your head on them indefinitely). But he has long, strong arms to wrap around you. These men make up around 3% of the single population. Keep your eyes out for signs like long necks, Adam's apples, pointed chins, and relatively long upper bodies compared to legs. At about 5'10", they tend to run about 130 pounds.
Looking at over 10,000 men in your age group who have taken the test, about 17% are attracted to the same types you are. You have a more open and accepting view of what makes a man handsome than a lot of other guys your age. In the test, you didn't pick the most "popular" men, but instead seemed to focus on your own personal tastes. This doesn't necessarily mean that looks are less important to you than to other men. You simply have a unique set of criteria and keep your eyes open for special qualities that make a man, who may seem ordinary to most, extraordinary to you.
Other highlights of likes:
- Sometimes, you like younger men, by a good gap
- More unique than "mainstream" appeal
- Thin, angular faces with a classic or refined look
- Very attractive Black/African descent men
- Glasses and the sophisticated and smart look that goes with them
- You appreciate how sexy someone very lean or slender can be
- You prefer guys with smooth chests, with little or no chest hair