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Attractive Dads Make Beautiful Daughters, Ugly Sons

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Attractive fathers only pass on their good looks to their daughters, according to a new study from the University of St. Andrews in England. The study also concluded that a mother's beauty has absolutely no effect.

Researchers studied students' family photo albums and collected over 100 photos of females and 100 photos of males and their parents. The photos were then judged separately for attractiveness, femininity and masculinity.

Professors David Perrett suggested that this new study contradicts the old theory that a woman could increase her reproductive success by choosing a handsome mate.

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dena October 30, 2008, 3:22 PM

Does that mean the sons get their good looks from their mothers? That’s cool because both my sons are very handsome and one of them has a little girl.

Tiffany October 30, 2008, 3:35 PM

Both my Son and Daughter are cute and handsome. When my daughter was 6 months, I had total strangers (one was a white couple) that wanted to adopt a little mixed girl. They hope she would look just like my little peanut! We are Black and Indian mix. My son has long eyelashes and big pretty eyes. Little girls are already flocking to him and he’s only 3. He likes the older ladies. So it must be true. Like mother, like son—like father, like daughter!

Tammy October 30, 2008, 4:17 PM

Well, my daughter is cute and she looks just like me when I was her age. She looks nothing like her father, so that means she did not get any looks from him.
And I know that I’m cute (my mother told me so!)

Natalie October 30, 2008, 4:28 PM

I think this is silly. While both my kids have my husbands hair color, my daughter looks just like me (it’s really weird), and my son looks just like my husband (which is weirder). Plus they are both amazingly good looking kids. So personally, I think this “study” is a bunch of crap.

Dorothy October 31, 2008, 6:26 AM

Children might have traits of one parent or another or both, but they are themselves different people and look like themselves. My son has my eyes and his fathers Scottish looks. He is very handsome so I think this study is bogus…They only studied 100 boys and 100 girls and their parents. That isn’t very many!

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