Skip to comments.Stressed Men Prefer Heavier Women: Study
Posted on 08/09/2012 12:49:42 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
Gentlemen may prefer blondes, but stressed men prefer heavier women -- at least according to a new study.
In this study, published Wednesday in the journal PLoS ONE, researchers at the University of Westminster in London subjected 41 men to a stress-inducing task. After this task, the researchers asked the men to rate the attractiveness of female bodies ranging from emaciated to obese.
Compared to a control group of 40 men who did not undergo the stress task, the stressed men rated a significantly heavier female body size as the most attractive, and they rated heavier female bodies as more attractive in general.
"Our body size preferences are flexible and can be changed by environment and circumstance," explains Martin Tovee, one of the study's authors. "We need to understand the factors shaping body preferences."
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Spinal Tap said it all.
Well maybe they got it bassakwards
“Heaveir women prefer Stressed Men”
It’s not how much she weighs. It’s all in the proportion.
More likely that heavier women are more likely to survive when food is scarce (the original stress). It’s hard to get away from biology.
To sum up the study results: When we’re stressed, we opt for comfort.
She ain’t exactly pretty. Ain’t exactly small. Forty-two, thirty-nine, fifty-six. You could say she’s got it all!
AC/DC - Whole Lotta Rosie
Stressed spelled Backwards is Desserts...
I say, it’s the Donner Party syndrome.
“36-24-36. Only if she’s 5’3” Sir Mix A Lot
Was this study funded by taxpayers?
And what is the value of this study? How does it serve any good at all?
Your questions seem to indicate your are stressing out.
Go find yourself a big ol’ gal and relax.
“Stressed spelled Backwards is Desserts”
“Maybe heavier women are less likely to run off.
You know, being heavier and all...”
It’s certainly easier to chase one down!
Any military guy who has ever been deployed could tell you that without a study.
Oops...did I use my outside voice?
I’m “over”weight; have been for most of the past 27 yrs. Have spent many years since I was 40 yrs. old vainly dieting to “try” to be thin. Am now 66 yrs. old and SICK and TIRED of it. - I’m old. I’m going to enjoy the food I have to for the most part COOK. - I was fairly thin up to and past 40. Husband then began to be unwell, had a surgery every year just about for the next 20 yrs. - I’ve had to eat to keep up my energy to be able to take care of him, plus all the other duties - housekeeper, maid, secretary, chauffeur service, nursemaid, etc. - Thank the Lord, he always bounces back; but I’ve told him when nagged about my weight that he knows where the old girlfriends are at, and if he can catch them between husbands, he’s welcome to ‘em and vice versa if he can git ‘em.
Mrs p6 and I have been married for 35 years. Could care less about our weight. I want to die with a happy tummy!
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