I disagree with this hypotheses.
“A very brief synopsis of evolution is that, since women needed to put in 9-20 months of their life into raising a child to pass on their genes, a time when they were vulnerable and unable to fend for themselves, they looked for commitment in their male partners – partners who would protect and provide for them.
Males on the other hand, benefited from being as promiscuous as possible – searching for willing females and sleeping around as much as possible, thus spreading the chances of survival of their genes over multiple partners. It was beneficial for a man to be quickly attracted to a female so as to be able to impregnate her.
While women had to look for emotional investment and means to provide for her and the child (which is translated today to looking for men with stable incomes and households), men only needed to make sure that the female partner was young & healthy enough to be able to procreate. This could be seen through visual cues like good hair, good skin, a good child-bearing figure – what we now know as beauty.
Thus, men are hard-wired to respond to visual cues of female child-bearing health.”
From here: Link
Well, a good looking man is attractive to me (het female) too so how is it that men = MORE visual? I think men as a whole think *more* about sex because male sexuality has always been celebrated and encouraged and in severely sexually-restricted environments tolerated – unlike female sexuality which is regarded as dirty/unwanted etc etc.Over-sexualisation of women in popular media also contribute (along with male sexuality being celebrated etc), I think. If men were sexualised to the extent women are and women were given importance due to their talents mostly, I think people would say women = more visual.
Biology vs. Culture DEATHMATCH! – Nandini