Men with longer than average legs exhibit health and wealth, researchers have found
Men have always been attracted to women with a nice pair of legs. But it now seems the opposite is also true.
A study of almost 800 women found that they too are attracted to leg length.
However, it’s bad news for those who take after lanky footballer Peter Crouch because women only want legs half an inch longer than average – for example, a 36in leg for a man who is 6ft tall.
The University of Cambridge researchers suggested that men with long legs are attractive to women because they appear healthy and wealthy. Women may not realise it but their subconscious tells them men with short legs have been stunted by poverty and lack of nutrition, they said.
Shorter-legged men are also at greater risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and dementia.
The women in the study, published in the journal Royal Society Open Scienc