However, men's facial masculinity is not always attractive to women. Cross-cultural research shows that women from both Eastern and Western cultures prefer more feminized male faces (Perret et al., 1998). However, having a handsome husband or boyfriend is no barrier to the couple’s success, according to the study. Men trying to go out with women who look like Anne Hathaway (left) or Angelina Jolie, may be best advised to find someone who is the same level of attractiveness as themselves The phenomenon was spotted by British researchers who were studying whether it is true that we tend to pair up with those who are similarly attractive to ourselves.Their findings could help explain why Angelina Jolie’s marriages to actors Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton barely lasted three years a piece.Sure, that good-looking, muscular guy seems attractive now, but do you really want to date him, especially over the long term? There are benefits to dating attractive, masculine men, but you may want to consider the potential downsides. When you’re in love with a beautiful woman, you really do have to watch your friends.
You may also want to be leery of a partner with an especially masculine, sexy voice; both men and women who are perceived as having attractive voices are more likely to be unfaithful to their partners (Gallup & Frederick, 2010). Researcher Rob Burriss said: ‘This would indicate it is the woman who is in control of whether the relationship continues.Beautiful women may realise they can afford to pick and choose, he suggests.In contrast, her relationship with Brad Pitt, one of the world’s most handsome celebrities, has already lasted six years, suggesting she has found her match.The Stirling, Chester and Liverpool university researchers took photos of the men and women in more than 100 couples.According to the authors, more masculine faces are perceived as dominant and older, but less warm, honest, and cooperative.