Stress makes men unattractive

British psychologists have found that stress makes men less attractive to women. It turned out that the fair sex may feel if a man is under strong psychological pressure.

Conducted on laboratory rats, the study scientists from Binghamton University has shown that women have an amazing ability to recognize stress levels of men nearby. When it comes to finding a sexual partner, the female rats rarely chose their males who have had a very restless youth in social terms, which is why the level of stress hormones were elevated in their blood. Somehow, miraculously females recognize males suffering from stress in adolescence. Because of this, only males were selected females in whom stress in absolute figures are normal.

Research shows that chronic stress in adolescence and youth makes a man less attractive to women. Apparently, prolonged exposure to stress increases the character traits such as obedience and humility, and women are attracted to more dominant individuals. To explore how the past affects the social choice of sexual partners, the researchers deliberately subjected to a group of male rats to stress in adolescence. They moved from one cell to another, constantly changing close rodents, switch on and off lights.

Some rats overcame data stressors, and their dominant behavior persisted. Subsequently, they have not indicated any problems with the pairing. Other rats become victims of chronic stress, and they dominated the subordinate behavior. So when they reach childbearing age, we could not find a partners for mating. The study's authors believe that all the same is true of people.