Scientists at Oakland University in Michigan asked 1,000 people to rate a series of images for attractiveness.
Dr Lisa Welling, the study's senior author, commented: “Thicker eyebrows were preferred in female faces.” Previous research found that big brows are seen as more masculine.
Lisa added: “It could be that relatively thicker eyebrows signal other qualities, such as a tendency towards more grooming.
“It is also possible that this preference reflects current fashion trends. Whatever the associated trait, it seems to be particularly desirable in a long-term mating context, such as marriage.”
Model Cara Delevingne, 26, helped make big brows fashionable, while Audrey Hepburn is famed for her fluffy face framers.
Dr Justin Mogilski, co-author of the study published in the Frontiers In Psychology journal, said: “We expected that thicker eyebrows would be more attractive in a short-term relationship because dense hair indicates higher levels of circulating testosterone.”
This is associated with a more unrestricted sociosexuality, which is a willingness to engage in sexual activity outside of a committed relationship.
He added: “We expect that what’s going on is that eyebrows indicate a more complex array of partner qualities than just a person’s sexual behaviour. Our data suggests that people are drawing more information from a person’s eyebrows than previously documented.”
Meanwhile, this is the one mistake women make when shaping their eyebrows.
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