What is the evolutionary advantage to long hair in women?

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    World over, guys like women with long hair. It does not seem at all cultural, as it is world wide. Many goofy religions (and some not so goofy) have women cover, tie up, or wrap their hair in public, so that the long hair is only seen in the home and in terms of sexuality.

    Being a guy, I endorse, but do not understand what it is that makes longer hair part of the deal that attracts males.


    Most of the male attractors seem related to issues of health and child rearing ability. Guys like big boobs, wide hips, etc. And while weight seems to be cultural in terms of attractiveness, the weight seems based on guys in a particular place and time judge as optimum healthy. Guys don't like big guts, but they do like a bit extra in the hip and breast than is considered optimum by doctors. The evaluation seems based on a woman who can bring a child to term and feed it well.

    So where does the hair come in? Does hair somehow prove long term healthiness? What are the limbic systems of us guys doing, evaluating hair length as a sexual positive.
     
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    Y'all are goofy critters.

    That's the scientific explanation. :lol:
     
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    'tis for pulling

    might have something to do with [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Natural-History-Rape-Biological-Coercion/dp/0262201259"]this[/ame]
     
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    Go figure you'd make that post. :lol:
     
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    Hair is one of the best visual indicators of good health.

    Good health means good babymaker.

    We are mostly slaves to mother nature's imperative that we reproduce, folks.

    The world over, men prefer women with hourglass figures, too. Now there are some slightly different cultural preferences concerning how plump women are, but the basic demand for that hourglass figure exists whether the men like their women with some meat on the bone or slightly less chunky.

    Again, that hourglass figure is a sign that the woman is ready to breed.
     
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    It is also usually seen as a sign of femininity.

    I knew a young man some years ago who said if a woman's hair was long enough to spread out on the pillow it was good. And then, as JB pointed out - some like to use it as a sort of handle. Some men just like the feel of it.

    Perhaps like so many things between women and men, it is the differences that appeal to us. Not what each of the differences are, just that we are different.

    Or that could just be me. :redface:
     
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    Bingo!


    Dont expect them to respect this answer , its all wrpped up in real scientific data.
     
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    my wife has short hair and she's sexy as hell
     
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    I agree with above.
     
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    You agree that Skull Pilot's wife is sexy as hell, even though she has short hair?
     

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