Why Do Women Fantasise About Strong-Jawed Men?

Beauty isn’t just a social construct; it’s deeply entwined with our biology. Particularly during their fertile periods, women are more attracted to men with masculine faces.

According to a study published in Evolution and Human Behavior, women with existing partners even fantasize about men with masculine facial features. Wider jaws are associated with more aggressive behaviour and higher testosterone levels in men. 

As well as being evolutionary advantages, wider jaws are also thought to increase survival rates. Women who want good genes for their children are more likely to choose male partners with defined chins.

Additionally, the study examined both the masculinity of the face and the man’s intelligence separately. Intelligence was compared with physical attractiveness to determine which was more important. 

Steven Gangestad, PhD, a psychology professor who co-authored this study, says, “Even if women are with an intelligent man, they are just as likely to look around during their fertile phase.” Women prefer partners with chiselled jaws, small eyes, heavy eyebrow ridges, and hollow cheekbones over high intelligence. 

What To Do If You’re Not Born With A Wide Jaw? 

Cosmetic surgeons at Longevita recommend the following treatments for improving jaw bone definition:

Dermal Fillers 

Soft and gel-like dermal fillers can subtly change the contours of your face. It lifts the skin in the area to where its injected and increases its volume. Therefore, these fillers are used for reshaping the jawline. But keep in mind that they don’t give permanent results. Usually, they last from anywhere between 6 months to 2 years. 

Chin Implants 

For permanent results, you can also consider getting a chin implant. It can also give you more dramatic results. But keep in mind that the surgeon will make incisions to insert the implant, so it will take some time to recover. 


If the outline of your jaw is hidden behind folds of fat, liposuction can help. Chin liposuction, also known as submental liposuction, involves the removal of excess fat from the lower face. This helps reveal a more defined jawline. 


Sagging skin can also hide the shape of your jawline. The skin in this area is referred to as jowls, and they’re a result of ageing. To get rid of these, you need to undergo surgery like a facelift. It will cut out the excess skin and stitch it back up so that it looks smooth and taut. 

Lower Face & Neck Lift 

Skin loses elasticity with age, but it’s the neck region where the first signs of ageing usually start to show. Because there are a few sebaceous glands there, the skin is not well moisturised; it easily sags and wrinkles. This, along with sagging skin on your lower face, can worsen the appearance of your jawline. In this case, you can consider getting a lower face and neck lift to have a sharper jawline.


Baby-faced men need not despair. You may not be born with the typical features of an alpha male, but you can still achieve them with a few cosmetic tweakments. Keep in mind you only have evolutional psychology to blame for this one. 

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