While the article is completely making reaches towards a claim with a complete lack of validity, lets not discredit the research itself. the research is based towards masculinity, and the association between risk and attraction. it is already common knowledge that dangerous and exhilarating behaviors are associated with increased sexuality within the brain. so it would make sense that "dangerous" men that may create a dangerous situation or wild situation would stimulate a womens mind. this is much more so of the fact of the situation that it would bring (ie. riding on the back of his motorcycle 80mph down the highway, or going someplace dangerous with him). people are attracted to risky situations, because a healthy mind requires a specific level of chaos (see Timonthy Leary assumption about prehistoric man, and the evolution of dealing with chaos).
as for the masuclinity aspect, it ties directly into our reproductive being. masculine males are percieved as the best caretakers. they look risky and threatening, and thus possibly a good protector of a family.
this in no way shape or form though associates physical attributes to behaviors, so i dont know how the writer of this article jumped to his conclusion. im a big hairy alpha-ish looking male. i have an aggressive face for sure, and im a gentelmen.
this research suggests women are attracted to risky situations and men who have such an appearance....and thats it.
Women view men as protectors because at a basic level due to the fact they needed men to be just that when the world was much more a dangerous place. It is a surviving trait from our ancestors. Not that upper level brain function cannot override it but your first reaction will be instinctual in nature.
In a way I kind of agree, but I wouldn't take it to the extreme of saying "dangerous looking men". Like a big hairy convict type. From what I've seen and heard over the years, it seems there are alot of women out there that are drawn towards the type of men who will often ignore them, and lie every now and then. And that they aren't drawn to the ones who are all over them. It's a psychological deal. These type of women feel as if they aren't good enough in some way, so they try to seek more attention.