Women are getting more beautiful, men aren't
With each generation, women are becoming more beautiful, while men remain “as aesthetically unappealing as their caveman ancestors.”
The researchers have found beautiful women have more children than their plainer counterparts and that a higher proportion of those children are female. Those daughters, once adult, also tend to be attractive and so repeat the pattern.
Fortunately for us guys, although we’re not getting any better looking, it doesn’t seem to matter:
In men, by contrast, good looks appear to count for little, with handsome men being no more successful than others in terms of numbers of children. This means there has been little pressure for men’s appearance to evolve.
Scientists explain that this is because women look for men who can provide for them when they are “vulnerable to predators” during the child rearing process, rather than just seeking out good looks.