Why do men love beautiful women?
Really, who doesn’t love beautiful people?
Men have been fascinated by beautiful women since the beginning of time.
From ancient Greek mythological goddesses to modern-day Hollywood stars, men can’t seem to resist the allure of a beautiful woman.
But what are the reasons behind this fascination?
Why Do Men Love Beautiful Women?10 Secrets Revealed!
1. Aesthetic Appreciation
Nigerians will usually say in Pidgin English, “Who no like better thing?”
It means who doesn’t like something good?
I bought a dress I considered beautiful for my birthday photo shoot in September.
The first time I set my eyes on the dress, I knew I wanted it.
There were so many dresses in the clothing store, but this particular colorful sequin dress caught my attention.
The price initially deterred me from buying it, so I sent the dress to my friend to hear her opinion.
I just wanted validation to buy the dress because it was expensive but beautiful.
Thankfully, I got a birthday discount, and I was able to purchase the dress for my birthday.
Why I chose this dress amongst many other dresses, I wouldn’t know.
All I knew was that it was pleasing to my eyes, and I imagined myself wearing the dress.
My imagination turned out to be a beautiful reality because I loved myself in the dress.
This is aesthetic appreciation, and it is all about the enjoyment of looking at something that is visually pleasing.
So also men are drawn to beautiful women simply because they find joy and pleasure in the visual experience of beauty.
We all have this natural pull towards things that are pleasing to our eyes.
It’s a basic part of being human, like enjoying the taste of your favorite food or the sound of a catchy song.
It’s not complicated; it’s just part of how we’re all wired up on the inside.
2. Self-Esteem Boost
God forgive me, but have you seen old, wealthy, but not exactly physically appealing men with young, beautiful wives?
You wonder what these young women are doing with these men who don’t match them in looks.
At the risk of making assumptions and sounding judgmental, we all know why.
Nigerians would say, “Money na fine bobo.”
This means a rich man is a handsome man.
Money makes the ugly, cute.
Now that we seem to know why the young women are with these men, the focus of our discussion is what these men are doing with these beautiful women.
Self-esteem is how much a person values themselves and how worthy they feel.
Now, imagine you’ve got a brand-new smartphone before anyone else does, or you’ve won an award, and everyone is clapping for you.
Feels great, right?
You walk a bit taller, you feel proud, and you think, “Yeah, I’ve done something cool.”
This is how some men might feel when they’re with a woman who many people consider beautiful.
It’s like they’ve got this silent round of applause or a nod of approval from those around them, and it makes them feel good about themselves.
It’s as if being with her is like a shiny badge that says, “Look at me, I’m doing well.”
When they’re in public, this feeling is stronger.
If others admire his woman, it makes him feel like he’s admired, too, because her beauty reflects positively on him.
In fact, this boost can make him feel confident in other areas of his life, too, like at his job, his business, and with his family and friends.
3. Social Pressure
If we are being honest, many people don’t just choose partners they love.
They choose people they think their friends and family will consider beautiful.
I mean, you want to choose someone you can proudly introduce to your friends and family, not someone you’ll be embarrassed by.
That nod of approval they give you for choosing someone beautiful can be sinfully satisfying.
Peer pressure affects us, even as adults, no matter how we try to deny it.
Only people who are self-aware and intentional will not let it get to them.
In many societies, there’s this unspoken rule that a man should be with a beautiful woman.
This isn’t something everyone agrees on, but it’s like a quiet voice in the background, always whispering that this is how things should be.
So, a guy might feel nudged by his friends or the people around him to go for the woman who everyone thinks is good-looking.
His friends might not even say it out loud.
It’s just there; in the jokes they make, the movies they watch, and the way they talk about dates.
This is why men love beautiful women.
It’s a mix of wanting to belong, feeling the pressure to “score” well in the social game, and sometimes, not wanting to feel left out or judged.
It’s a pretty human thing, wanting to be accepted and admired by your social group.
4. Evolutionary Biology
This is the part where we put a scientific spin on things.
In our evolutionary past, men would have looked for mates who could bear healthy children and continue their lineage.
So, traits that were associated with good health and fertility, like youth and symmetry, also became markers of beauty.
This is why men are attracted to women with clear skin, full lips, symmetrical faces, and a hip-to-waist ratio that indicates good fertility.
These features tend to have evolutionary advantages because they make the woman more attractive as a potential mate.
Nowadays, even though we don’t think about it consciously, these evolutionary factors still play a role in why men love beautiful women.
5. Beauty is Mysterious
I should have mentioned earlier that beauty is subjective; I was waiting until my conclusion, but it’s important to note here that everyone has their own definition of what it means to be beautiful.
Some people find certain features more attractive than others.
As a woman, I love tall, dark, and handsome men, but that’s just me.
Someone else might prefer short, fair-skinned men with beards.
It’s all a matter of personal preference.
But no matter your preference, there’s something almost universally appealing about beauty – the mystery.
There’s this intangible quality that makes someone stand out from a crowd or takes your breath away when you look at them.
And it’s not just about physical features; it’s about the way a person carries themselves, their confidence, and their unique essence.
This mystery is also a reason why men are drawn to beautiful women.
It’s like they want to uncover what makes her so special or try to capture that elusive quality for themselves.
It’s part of the human experience, to be fascinated by beauty and want to be close to it.
6. The Halo Effect
I learned about the halo effect in my psychology class, and it’s something that stuck with me.
Basically, the halo effect is a cognitive bias where we tend to think that people who have one positive attribute also have other positive attributes.
So, if someone is physically attractive, we might also assume that they are intelligent, kind, and successful.
Who wouldn’t love a woman with all those qualities?
This is why men are often drawn to beautiful women; they assume that she has other positive traits and qualities, even if they don’t know her well.
This is why men are shocked when they realize a beautiful woman they’ve been admiring is actually not as great as they thought.
7. Personal Achievement
Another reason men love beautiful women is that it can be seen as a personal achievement, especially if they feel like they’re punching above their weight.
When a guy manages to win over the attention and affection of a woman who is considered beautiful by societal standards, he may feel like he’s accomplished something significant.
Beauty is not cheap or easy to attain, so having a beautiful woman by his side can make him feel successful and desirable.
It’s like he has something that others want but can’t have.
8. The Mirror Effect
Mirroring is when we are attracted to people who have similar qualities or traits as us.
If a man sees himself as good-looking and desirable, he will also be drawn to a woman who is considered beautiful because he thinks he deserves it, and shouldn’t settle for less.
Thus, they are reflecting each other’s positive qualities and reinforcing their self-image.
9. Media Portrayals
It’s impossible to talk about why men love beautiful women without mentioning the media.
From movies and TV shows to magazines and advertisements, we are bombarded with images of stereotypically attractive women.
This constant exposure reinforces societal beauty standards and can influence men’s preferences.
They see beautiful women being portrayed as desirable and successful, so they naturally gravitate towards that idea of beauty.
Even on social media, beautiful women often have a larger following and receive more attention, further reinforcing the notion that beauty equals popularity and admiration.
10. The Contrast Effect
Finally, there’s the contrast effect.
This is when someone appears more attractive in comparison to those around them.
So, if a man is surrounded by women he finds less attractive, he may find a beautiful woman even more appealing in contrast.
She stands out even more, and her beauty becomes amplified and alluring.
There are many reasons why men love beautiful women, some more superficial than others.
But ultimately, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and what matters most in any relationship is genuine connection and compatibility.
So, while beauty may initially attract a man, it’s the deeper qualities that will keep him interested in the long run.
Now, excuse me while I go put on my favorite lipstick and strut around feeling confident and mysterious. #beautygoals #lovetheskinyourein