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    Men Prefer Less Powerful Women

    The positioning of people's photos affects how attractive and powerful they seem to be.

    Matt Kaplan

    How high or low an image of a man or woman appears on a screen plays a part in how attractive they are perceived to be by the opposite sex.

    When men rate the attractiveness of women in pictures, if one image is higher up than another, they will find the lower image more attractive. In contrast, when women look at similarly arranged pictures of men, they perceive the higher images to be more attractive, according to a study in Social Cognition1.

    The authors of the study, psychologists Brian Meier and Sarah Dionne at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, think that perceptions of power might be behind this trend. The concepts of power is thought to psychologically represent vertical space in a way that is consistent with common metaphors such as 'on top of the corporate ladder' or 'king of the hill'. So when people think of power differences, they literally think of spatial differences too, with powerful being viewed as up and powerless as being down.

    Some evolutionary psychologists think that males are more desirable to females when they are high in power because they have considerable social status and resources, whereas females are more desirable to males when they carry traits associated with low power such as youthfulness and faithfulness.
    More: http://www.nature.com/news/2010/1001...s.2010.37.html

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    Height differences between the sexes occur in many mammals, usually with males being taller-bigger than females.

    The average difference between male to female height in the otherwise same genotype is usually between 6-7 percent (10-13 cm's).

    Humans tend in many physical traits towards homogamy and instinctively know about those differences. Which means that a typical male and female also know what a typical male or female has to look - among other things being taller or shorter in relation.

    Also males which are taller might be stronger, healthier, more dominant etc., being preferred because of that as well and harmony leads to the usual couplings.

    Even if we look at couples, the best perceived match if its about height is usually in the range of whats the genetically determined standard sexual dimorphism.
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    Well the term "Powerful Woman" has a lot of idiotic connotations to it in modern society thanks to Leftist/Feminist.

    But on the Purely physical there probably is a relation to height and attraction between men and women.

    Most men are probably attracted to the more petite and feminine body type.

    A look a any group of models, might be a good example. As far a men go most women are not going to want a man they have to look down on.

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