Earlier, a friend mentioned to me on Facebook that she had to walk a few kilometers to work today. Pity, no one was around to pick her up. I casually replied that it wasn’t an issue because she has long legs. And the banter went on a few more lines.
Seriously, is there really some logic to having long legs?
I remember an old conversation I had with a friend a few months back, mostly about conditioned/evolved human responses. In that conversation, we dabbled a bit on why men react positively towards big female chest areas and hip areas. Guessing as to why, we surmised that those features relate to mothering ability, a continuity of the bloodline thing. It could’ve been an evolved response through generations of humans trying to establish its presence on this earth. I mean, it can’t be some shallow reason. If it was a just a squeeze men were after, then they’d be better off having teddy bears around and a lot of Kleenex ..just don’t mind the perverted mess. Then again, the bears won’t squeeze back.
As to my question, why are long legs attractive?
My dumb guess goes like this:
In the old days, when people were in danger and were being chased by wild animals, the ones with the longer legs were able to run faster and hide faster. The longer legs can also be associated with survival of the family.
…and now, back to productive thinking.