Facial Symmetry

Getting my wisdom teeth taken out has inspired me to talk about the face and teeth for this post! Facial symmetry is actually a little more important than I assumed. It happens to be very important when we search for a mate. We happen to be more drawn to someone who has a perfectly (or close to perfectly) symmetrical face. I, personally, have not noticed this when looking at people, but when I really thought about it, a lot of people look for some sort of facial symmetry. Ladies, we all like a guy with a nice straight-toothed smile, am I right? These little forms of symmetry subconsciously help us find out mate! Here are some pictures of symmetrical faces and not so symmetrical faces and you can decide for yourself.

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Here is a link to see what celebrities faces would look like if they were completely symmetrical: https://www.buzzfeed.com/omarvillegas/heres-what-15-celebs-would-look-like-if-their-faces-were-sym?utm_term=.tuggo1B2Y#.ir7eMd2WZ

2 thoughts on “Facial Symmetry”

  1. I think it’s super funny that you posted about this because I found this picture years ago that my mom took of a friend of mine and myself at one of our soccer games and I noticed how totally unsymmetrical my face looked. Everyone thought I was crazy because I have said since how crooked and unsymmetrical my face is but after checking out these pictures I think it would definitely make them realize I was right. I really like how you showed 3 different examples of the different symmetry so we could see from different views what each side of their faces looked like. After doing some googling I found that for iPhone users there is an app in the app store called FaceSym- The Ultimate Facial Symmetry Test where you can upload a picture of yourself or someone else and it will essentially do the same thing you did with the line down the middle to be able to visually see the symmetry or lack there of in people’s faces. There are some other cool little features that I thought might be interesting for people to check out too.

    Here’s the link to the app:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/facesym-facial-symmetry-test/id1016350745?mt=8

  2. Hey there – great post!
    I do a little photography (one of my many side hustles) and one thing we’re taught (or hear in YouTube videos) is all about the Rule of Thirds, which helps you create a balanced photo without your subject being compromised. It sounds relatively easy, but it’s hard for me to do – I sometimes use the grid that’s built in to my camera! I also have a problem taking pictures of people (I do a ton of headshots) when they’re up against patterned backgrounds because they simply aren’t symmetrical – no one’s eyes are set exactly along the same line, so setting someone up against a lined/bricked pattern is hard.
    Lastly, and this is creepy – as much as we ladies love a symmetrical jawline, men in tons of research studies were able to pinpoint women who were ovulating because (this is so creepy) their faces appeared more symmetrical. In turn, women are more attractive to conventionally attractive (mostly symmetrical) men during ovulation. This is weird but it’s a thing!
    I’m going to stop using makeup and with all the money I save I’ll hire a plastic surgeon to make my face more symmetrical. XD
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1810066/pdf/15503991.pdf
    http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/chemistryofattraction/download/Oberzauchert_2012.pdf
    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/women-may-prefer-masculine-men-for-a-fling-but-only-when-they-are-ovulating/
    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=5605933&page=1

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