They are "out of our league," but that league's charter is socially constructed.How we react to beauty is a mixture of biology and our society's interpretation of that biology.It is the social status given to very attractive people that makes the rest of us too nervous to approach them.Beauty, for example, is a way in which we have of judging the health of another person. According to evolutionary psychology, the markers are for estrogen and testosterone, shown in the body by beauty and physical health.For example, estrogen has estrogen markers: large eyes, small chin and thick lips.These are markers that we use." Being judged as healthy from a potential mate, however, is a double-edged sword when it comes to receiving professional health evaluations.Because strong physical features are associated with health, medical professionals have been observed giving more care and attention to sufferers of pain when they do not exhibit such features.
As theoretical physicist and popular science author Dr.
Michio Kaku explains, this doesn't seem consistent with the evolutionary context of beauty: "[W]hat we want is healthy mates.