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Why do women wear high heels?

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Women wear high heels for a variety of reasons, but research indicates that men tend to view women wearing heels as more attractive and they are nicer to them. This study found that men were more likely to answer women's questions and even follow after them to return dropped items.

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High heels are a popular part of women's fashion and have been for thousands of years. Besides the use of attractive, high-quality materials, there is something else about high heels that have made them a lasting part of the fashion world. It is generally thought that these shoes help women appear taller, more confident and more attractive.

Scientists from the Universite de Bretagne-Sud in France confirmed some of these beliefs through a research study, according to CNBC. They placed women in bars wearing flats, short heels and high heels and found that the women wearing high heels were approached more often by interested men. This indicates that there is an increased association between wearing high heels and sexual attractiveness. The scientists also had the women walk down the street and pretend to drop a glove. During this test, men were more likely to run after women in high heels to return their gloves.

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