This has to do with a few things:
“Beautiful”, is a term that itself more aligned with the feminine.
“Handsome” is the term that is aligned with men.
When you see a man that is “beautiful” (small, soft facial features, shorter, thinner) it tends to mean he attractive in a way that is not masculine but rather feminine. This type of quality is rare, and causes our brain to be stimulated by the unusual appearance.
Likewise, when we see a “handsome woman”, or a woman with masculine features (tall height, sturdy build, strong jaw, long fingers, large feet, etc) we will be equally intrigued.
Interestingly, both types tend to end up as models/actors.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Why-are-there-more-beautiful-females-than-males
Originally Posted On: 2015-12-24