The other day, I was watching a video on YouTube. It was two brothers responding to an email from one of their viewers. The email was from a woman asking if men preferred a pretty face or a nice body. The two brothers both agreed that when it comes to appearance, body outweighs face. This has been one of the many topics discussed amongst the crew and I. I completely agree with the brothers.
I'm sorry to say this, ladies, but slapping on a pound of makeup does not make your waistline invisible. Now, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the woman that sent this email is fat. The main reason I make this assumption is because she asked such an insecure question. Women with nice bodies seem to forget they have ugly faces, therefore they generally have higher self-esteem then your typical butterface/cow. On top of that, no matter how beautiful a woman's face is, she will definitely feel insecure about her body if it's not up to par.
Now, let's break down why body is worth more than face in appearance currency. The most obvious reason is that your body makes up most of your appearance. Think about it. Compared to your face, your body is literally 90% of who you are physically. Since your body takes up more space than your face and can also be seen from farther away, it is normally the 1st thing people notice when they see you. Lastly, your body holds more weight than your face does. Not weight in pounds, but on an attractiveness scale.
Everyone knows about the attractiveness scale. Personally, I wish it was nationally standardized so rating people would be so much easier. But for those who rode the shortest of all buses, I'll briefly explain the scale. Everyone can be ranked, based on their appearance, on a scale of 1-10. Scoring a 1 means you were supposed to be aborted and scoring a 10 means you are out of everyone's league. With that being said, I can now explain how bodies are weighted more than faces.
Let's just say you have the most beautiful face anyone has ever seen, but you are 5'4 and weigh 400lbs. You get a 10 for the face and a 1 for your body. If face and body were weighted the same then overall you would score about 5. However in reality, that kind of breakdown would score you in the 2-3 range. Let's flip the stats and give you a 10 for body and 1 for face. Again, if face and body were weighted the same then overall you'd be about a 5, but surprisingly most guys would give you at least a 7 if not 8.
Some women probably want to know why men value body over face. It's simply because having a nice body is more impressive than having a pretty face. This goes for males and females. When I see someone that is clearly in good shape I assume they either have good genes or they workout. On the other hand, when I see a pretty face I don't really form any opinions about it. I don't care how good of a makeup artist you are, that's just not impressive to a guy.
Additionally, as a former bodybuilder, I respect a nice body because I know how much hard work it takes to achieve/maintain. Especially if you are genetically predisposed to looking like a potato. (like myself) You can't earn my respect with a pretty face, because true beauty is genetic. You didn't DO anything to get that face. (And I'm talking about women who look beautiful without makeup.) A truly beautiful face isn't just skin deep. It's based on your bone structure, how far apart your eyes are, how big your nose and forehead are, the symmetry of your face and ears, your teeth to gum ratio, the slope of your chin, the placement of your eyebrows and hairline, etc. You can't drastically change your face unless you get surgery.
Too many women are confused by how men think when they should actually put more focus on bettering themselves. If you truly want to make yourself attractive to the greater population, then stare in the mirror until you like what you see. Eventually you'll pick out all your flaws one by one and gradually fix all of them. Like most females, you'll never see yourself as a perfect 10, but who cares. Most guys aren't confident enough to exclusively approach 10s any way. All in all, if you want to become more attractive, put the makeup down and go to the gym.