Some time ago, there were heated discussions on the Internet: Why are Chinese men so ugly? Is the image and temperament of Chinese men not worthy of Chinese women?

Is it ugly or ugly, and worthy of it? Arguing is useless, and the data has the final say. The face length ratio of Chinese men is 1:0.86, while that of Westerners is 1:0.74. Coupled with a large and collapsed nose that is 1/4 the width of the face, the overall effect is what the saying goes, "not three-dimensional." .

In terms of figure, under the same height conditions, Chinese men’s shoulders are 2 cm and 3 cm narrower than Japanese and American men, but their waist and lower abdomen are quite "full". This kind of body cannot be related to "fitness" anyway.

Chinese men smoke a lot, many of them are bald and have rotten teeth; XNUMX% of them are short-sighted, but very few wear contact lenses; in terms of appearance, they seem to be broken and unwilling to spend time To get a good figure, I don’t want to invest too much in dressing and cosmetics.

These are not rhetoric, but data from various research reports. I will tell you today with data, where is the ugly Chinese man?

The face of a Chinese man perfectly interprets what is meant by "non-dimensional"
A few years ago, a foreign friend named Roger Ball discovered when designing a helmet that the size system used in the West was not suitable for Asians. So he had the idea of ​​building a database of Chinese heads. Beginning in 2007, he and other researchers from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University began to collect "head" data in six provinces and cities across the country. Their ultimate goal is to make Chinese people look more beautiful-the design of hats, glasses and even masks all need to be accurate Head and face data.

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Computer-generated Chinese standard male and female looks
They collected three-dimensional data on the head and face shapes of more than 2000 Chinese people, and found that the heads of Chinese men are not big, and they are even smaller than Westerners: the average head circumference of Chinese men is about 570 mm, which is higher than that of Westerners. The person is 10-20 mm small. At the same time, the head of the Chinese is rounder than that of the Westerners. The back of the head, commonly known as the "back tail pillow," is flatter. From the top of the head, the head of the Westerner is oval, while the head of the Chinese is more round. This has caused a "tragedy". The head circumference of Chinese people is smaller, but the frontal width—that is, the face—is larger in proportion.

What's more tragic is that the aspect ratio of Chinese men's faces is about 1:0.86, which is significantly wider than Westerners' 1:0.74-this gives the impression of being large and round.

In addition to the contour of the face, the most "three-dimensional" organ is undoubtedly the nose. In 2009, Huazhong University of Science and Technology and Sichuan University jointly completed a Han Chinese facial feature survey. They measured the physical data of 3000 Han Chinese and compared them with American data. It turns out that, compared with American men, Chinese men have wider and shorter faces, larger mouths and more "collapsed" noses.

However, judging from the results of this survey, Chinese women have no right to laugh at Chinese men: Compared with American women, Chinese women have wider and rounder faces and collapsed noses. Moreover, compared with American samples, Chinese men have at least a pointed chin, while Chinese women have only a perfectly round face.

In fact, in traditional Chinese physiognomy, there are strict and clear regulations on "beauty". The standard is "three courts and five eyes". That is to say, beautiful women or handsome men must meet such a harsh standard: the face is divided from top to bottom. Three equal parts, from the forehead to the center of the eyebrows, the center of the eyebrows to the tip of the nose, and the tip of the nose to the chin; from left to right divided into five equal parts, the width of the eyes is equal to the distance between the eyes, and the distance between the nose and the eyes is the same width.

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"Three Courts and Five Eyes" Standard Picture
If selected according to this standard, the proportion of "handsome guys" in China will drop significantly. The main problem is not the eyes but the nose.

Sample measurement data of various groups of people show that in the center of the face of Chinese men, there is a wide, collapsed nose. Its width is close to a quarter of the width of the face, even if it is thin and handsome. The well-known pilots have an average nose width of 3.8 cm, which is only 0.1 cm less than the measurement results of other groups.

Another set of data can explain the problem even more. Although the Chinese Russians with Slav descent have undergone several generations of ethnic integration and have some characteristics of yellow races in their appearance, the average nose width of Russian men is only 3.5 cm and has facial features. The ratio is closer to the "three courts and five eyes" standard.

Chinese man's figure-rich state
In the past ten years or so, Chinese men have been entangled with one thing. There is a piece of news that appears in a different face almost every once in a while. The content is that the average height of Chinese men is not even as good as our neighbors South Korea and Japan. The most recent version comes from an appeal made by the National People’s Congress Representative Wu Zhengxian on March 3: “The average height of Korean men is 6 meters, ranking 1.74th in the world; the average height of Japanese men is 18 meters, ranking 1.707th; while the average height of Chinese men is only 29 meters. , Ranked 1.697nd. Chinese boys between the ages of 32 and 7 are 17 cm shorter than Japanese boys of the same age."

This time, the State Sports General Administration finally couldn't help it. Tian Ye, director of the Institute of Sports Science, personally refuted the rumors at a conference held in April this year, saying that Wu Zhengxian cited a 4 survey report from the Institute of Physical Education of the General Administration of Sports. In the past 2000 years, the average height of Chinese men, especially the younger generation, has increased significantly. The survey data in 14 has become 2013 cm. Tian Ye also said that he has not found any recent effective surveys conducted in Japan and South Korea to prove that the average height of men in these two countries is currently higher than that of Chinese men.

But height must not be equated with body. Just like the "long-legged Obama" that Chinese women are obsessed with, the perfect male body proportion should be: seven-headed body, wide shoulders and thin waist, long legs and long arms.

Yidujun checked the "Chinese Adult Human Dimensions" report. The average shoulder width of Chinese men aged 25 to 35 is 37.5 cm, which is 2.2 cm narrower than Japanese men.American men are 3.3 cm narrower. Even if the height factor is eliminated, the shoulders of Chinese men are 2 cm narrower than Japanese men and more than 3 cm narrower than American men under the same height conditions.

Looking further down, Chinese men have thicker waists and wider hips.

在浙江大学出版社2012年出版的《富态:腰围改变中国》一书中,作者保罗·弗伦奇和马修·格莱博提供了一组来自于服装行业的数据:1985年中国城市男性平均腰围只有63.5厘米,到2012年已接近76.2厘米。

The data obtained by the State Sports General Administration through the physical fitness monitoring of nearly 46 people across the country showed that these two foreign friends still saved a lot of face for Chinese men. In fact, the waist circumference of Chinese men is much larger than the data in the book. The average waist circumference of 25-29 year olds is close to 82 cm, and the waist circumference of men increases with age, and the average waist circumference of men over 40 years old exceeds 85 cm.

On May 2013, 5, "World Obesity Day", a "National Health Forum" was held in Beijing. A business company released a survey report stating that half of Chinese people are overweight, and nearly 11% of men face obesity crisis. The report points out that the overweight and obesity rate of Chinese men has surpassed that of women in ten years. As of 2012, the overweight and obesity rate of young and middle-aged men reached 48.8%, which is about 1.6 times that of women. Moreover, the most likely part of Chinese men to get fat is the waist and stomach. With such a thick waist and big belly, I am afraid that the length of the legs is no longer important.

Chinese men do not have the habit of fitness at all: As of the end of 2013, there were only about 5000 commercial fitness clubs nationwide, of which no more than 20% were profitable.

There is no need to compare with European and American countries with fitness traditions. Even the number of fitness centers per 10 people in Hong Kong is 3.5 times that of Beijing, which is already the city with the densest fitness centers in China.


Smoking, dental caries, myopia and hair loss, Chinese men are indifferent
In terms of appearance, Chinese men seem to be accustomed to breaking cans. The survey shows that 70% of Japanese men think that it is very important to modify their appearance, but for a Chinese man, when a bad habit or a chronic disease is weakening his charm, he always appears indifferent.
Two-thirds of Chinese men smoke. Tobacco not only harms their health, but also makes teeth pale. Middle-aged men in China have an average of 2 caries per person, but they only repair and treat 3 of them.

The myopia rate of Chinese men is higher than 40%, but they don't like contact lenses and would rather wear a pair of glasses that may be neither so beautiful nor so comfortable all year round. Statistics from the World Association of Vision found that nearly 40% of myopia patients wearing contact lenses in the United States are men; the proportion in Hong Kong is 26%; Taiwan is 17%; and the proportion of men wearing contact lenses in mainland China is too low, not at all. List.

Hair loss is one of the most intuitive factors affecting male image. The incidence of male hair loss in ChinaThe rate is getting closer to that of Western countries. A survey conducted by the Chinese Medical Doctor Association in five cities in 2010 found that the incidence of male hair loss reached 25%. However, Chinese men often put very little money and energy into treating them at the beginning of the disease, and will stop treatment if they do not see results in a short time.

Fortunately, so far, Yidujun has not been entangled by the troubles of these men. But it will be hard to tell in a few years.

When it comes to dressing up, men don’t care at all
In 2011, a report on clothing sales in 17 major shopping malls in Beijing showed that there were 481 women's clothing brands and 236 men's clothing brands. Women's clothing occupies 3 to 6 times the floor space of men's clothing.

Although the pockets were gradually bulging, the Chinese men did not spend more money on clothes. In 2012, listed companies in the menswear industry concluded as "not optimistic"; in 2013, they concluded as "deteriorating performance"; in the first half of this year, they continued to deteriorate...

Men's clothing brands originally thought that Chinese men's enthusiasm for buying clothes would grow at the same time as their enthusiasm for buying cars and electronic products, but the reality gave them a heavy blow. The downturn of menswear companies for many years is also related to the development of e-commerce. During the "Double Eleven" period in 2013, the total sales of the top ten men's wear brands were higher than those of the top ten women's wear brands. The desire for consumption of Chinese men accumulated for a long time was released on this day.
Men's clothing brands will certainly envy the growth rate of the male cosmetics market. Last year, the sales of Chinese men's cosmetics and skin care products increased by 7%, faster than the growth of women's cosmetics. As early as 2007, the "Fashion Index Survey Report" showed that more than 33% of Chinese households have male beauty skin care products, and more than 5000% of households with a monthly income of more than 50 yuan have male beauty skin care products.

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On average, every Chinese man spends less than one dollar a year on cosmetics
According to the latest survey data from the British research company Euromonitor Information Consulting, as of the end of 2012, the sales of men's skin care products in South Korea ranked first in the world, and China has ranked second closely behind. South Korea has maintained the world's number one sales volume in the past ten years. The average annual consumption of each Korean male is 11.3 US dollars, or about 69 yuan. The Chinese are ranked second, but they still take advantage of the crowd. On average, every Chinese man spends less than one dollar a year on cosmetics—the spending of three people is put together to barely buy a bottle of the cheapest facial cleanser. In the domestic skin care market of nearly 700 billion yuan, men's skin care products account for only 5%.

However, Chinese men don't seem to bother too much about appearance. Evolutionary psychologist David Bush conducted a large-scale survey across 1989 different cultures in 37 and found that women from different countries did not pay attention to male appearance when choosing a spouse. The "Appearance Association" is mostly young girls who have not been involved in the world. When they reach the age to discuss marriage, they will obediently choose a reliable and good-tempered "uncle."

(The article comes from the Internet)