It took years for me to learn to love it. I was about 9 years old when my nose started to grow from its doll-like form into the large facial outcrop it is now. Right about the same time, the mockery began.
I've looked at girls with cute, pert, sexy button noses and wished that great tragedy might befall them. Sure, I had boobs and hips and blue eyes and blonde hair but it wasn't sexy enough. I had this awful, wide nose with flared nostrils and it turned me into a less likeable version of Amy March from Little Women.
Compared to the noses of most other primates, the human nose is quite large and easily broken. Why have we evolved such a risky appendage? They found that only the nose manipulations made the faces more or less attractive, with centered nose tips being the most preferred.
Sign up or log in to share. I wouldn't say it makes me find them more or less attractive, depends on their other features too. Small noses on girls are cute. From studies I've read, girls prefer slightly larger, angular noses on guys, in general.
From ancient Egyptian priests to nineteenth century Europeans, cultures have been noting the significance of the nose forever. Leonardo Da Vinci even believed that the nose determined the character of the whole face in his paintings. Why should your next boyfriend have a large nose?
It happens. You put on a cute dress, do your makeup, and hit the town for fun Friday with your girlfriends. Dinner and drinks are had, you laugh so hard you cry, and then someone takes a few group selfies.
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I hated this picture because I thought my big nose was ruining the picture. But now, when I look back on the experience that I was having at the time, I know that I was incredibly happy. Now I am starting to appreciate the unique beauty of my face. I forgot to put more in.
Verified by Psychology Today. Evolution of the Self. Besides its critical function in smell and breathing, the cartilaginous protrusion labeled nose has long been crucial in considerations of human beauty.