London, Sep 15 (ANI): Men look at women's faces over bodies when it comes to a long-term relationship, such as marriage, according to a new research.
The results of study support the belief that men are instinctively attracted to women's bodies if they are keen on a "no strings" sexual relationship.
But a man pays more attention to a woman's face if he is thinking of settling down and starting a family.
Academics at the University of Texas claim that this is because a woman's face provides strong clues to her "reproductive value," reports the Daily Express.
The study looked at the reactions of 375 men and women who were asked to consider dating a member of the opposite sex whose face or body had been obscured.
Women proved consistent, opting for facial features whether they were interested in having a fling or finding an ideal husband.
But the male volunteers went for sensual bodies in what was termed 'the short-term mating condition', and faces in 'the long-term mating condition'.
The study was published in science journal 'Evolution And Human Behaviour'. (ANI)