For women seeking sperm, thin men are hot and square
jaws are not
According to new research, women are less interested in the features that denote high testosterone levels and are falling for slim-hipped dudes less likely to drop dead before the kids are out of college. The choices of ovulating women asked to rate men of various sizes and face shapes suggested weight was a far greater factor in their preferences than masculine features. The women favored thinness “because of its strong association with health and immunity,” said research scientist Vinet Coetzee, of South Africa’s University of Pretoria. [Source]
Or as another article put it
Women prefer scrawny weaklings, new research shows
Nice guys finish last, as the old saying goes, but it’s the scrawny guys who get the girl. A new study conducted at the University of Tennessee suggests that women aren’t enamored by incredible hulks with killer biceps after all, and haven’t been for some time. Rather, it’s traits such as loyalty and generosity that capture their hearts. The research postulates that Alpha males once ruled the roost, but over time, Beta males got hip and adjusted, and began to focus their energies on a single woman. While Mr. Alpha continued to play the field, women began to prefer the more committed and protective Beta man.
MrMary Weighs In
My friends and I have noticed though that really effeminate guys are all the rage nowadays. Like I saw a couple on the F train they could wear the same jeans and they both had manicures, the guy had his eyebrows done. I’m not against grooming and personal hygiene and all that fun stuff. I feel do whatever makes you happy.
What I am reflecting on is the fact that the definitions of masculinity and femininity have changed much since i was a kid. When I was younger you were either a boy or a girl. Your bits and pieces determined your gender. I remember back in the day at least where I came from at least the biggest insult was to call another dude gay or say he was feminine. Father’s everywhere would tell their son’s be ma man don’t cry or I’ll make you wear a dress. You weren’t expected to be macho but you had to look like no one could bitch you around. You had to be able to protect your girl/sister/ brother/friend in case of a fight.
I don’t see it really. I thin both studies need to define what’s thin and what considered overly muscular. For Example I can see why ladies would thing that this is scary:
But professional body-builders (not the natural ones) are on the juice so that explains the excess testosterone. The titles of these articles are a bit over the top too I mights add I have seen the same story reported as women prefer skinny men over macho men.
So ultimately ladies can you shed some light on this ? I’d love to have your opinion ? Is this why a lot of women my in their late forties and early 50′s hit on me a lot – because they don’t like skinny dudes ?
- Ladies Prefer Thin Over Macho (news.discovery.com)
- Ladies Prefer Thin Over Macho, Study Suggests (livescience.com)
- Laies Prefer Thin Over Macho, Study Suggests (news.yahoo.com)
- Women prefer thin over macho, study suggests (foxnews.com)