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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Mrs p6 will be delighted with this report.
Man, I must be stressed to the breaking point...
It depends on the weather.
Obama is certainly under a lot of stress...
Queen gets it right here...
Geez, I kind of prefer women with a little bit of meat on them. Not like the Goodyear blimp but a little upholstery doesn’t hurt. At least they have round things vs. stick figures who look undernourished.
Watch it! I resemeble that remark. I don’t understand why the issue is important. It is what it is.
She ain’t heavy, she’s my brother!
Lesson to women everywhere: keep the pressure up.
LOL! And a lot of us have a very strong skill set in that arena.
I’ll play the role of armchair psychologist here and suggest that maybe being attracted to bigger women when stressed is something to do with reminding them of hugging their mothers when they were upset as small children...
... Which brings me neatly to the theories of Sigmund Freud...
Fat girls are like mopeds.
Both are fun as heck to ride but nobody wants to be seen on one.
Laz... he’s clearly stressed.
Maybe heavier women are less likely to run off.
You know, being heavier and all...
My guess is that fatter women are lower maintenance, so less stressful when you have enough stress already.
Other possibility is any such proclivity is a leftover from our stone age ancestors, when fat was associated with times of plenty and skinny with times of shortage, which would be times of stress to escape. Hence an attraction for anything associated with ample food supplies.
This makes sense. Men love to be comforted. The more stress they are under, the more comforting they need. Skin and bones is not comforting. The Japanese understand this so well they sell girlfriend shaped pillows. Men under great stress need real women with plenty of padding in their pillows.
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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!
"I've got fudge, Hershey's Chocolate Kisses, we're talking Haagen-Dazs baby...what do you say?" - Andrew Dice Clay
Men like heavier women, as we’ve all known like forever, and women like skinny women.
It’s just nice to have a woman that looks like a woman, rather than like a sickly little boy.
If you check out the women in the old masters paintings, they are all meatie.... What is wanted in a female changes over the years...Twiggy was the skelton that started with skinny women....Even in high school, chubby was totally acceptale....:O( I was skinny.....
Speak for yourself!
That gets to the heart of all this prepper stuff we see on FR, and other places.
It seems that the best prepping would involve gaining as much weight as practical....fat is easy to store energy that no one can steal from you.
Pretty women don’t lead to stress; they’re all chubby and comfey, which reduces stress.
>> “And what is the value of this study? How does it serve any good at all?” <<
No, except for making all those skinny, ugly dames feel better when they read it.