Stressed-out men may prefer heavy women

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Stressed-out men may prefer heavy women
Mon, 08-20-2012 - 9:08am

In an interesting small study reported by Health Day News, stressed-out men were more attracted to heavier women. "The researchers recruited 81 white males for their study. They were all white. because ethnicity can throw off the results, and aged 18 to 42. Of the 81 participants, the researchers exposed 41 to stress: they had to act like they were in a job interview in front of teams of men and women, then they were told to continually subtract 13 from 1,022 as fast and accurately as possible.

All the men then ranked the attractiveness of women in photos.

The researchers found that the men whom they'd attempted to stress out preferred a heavier body size. The difference was "small but significant," Tovee said." more

How does that make you feel?


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Registered: 10-06-2012
Sat, 10-06-2012 - 5:45am

I agreed  to some extent.Nice shared information as well.Thanks man for sharing.

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Mon, 08-20-2012 - 10:29am

Not sure I like the idea of being attractive to stressed men! LOL Not a good reason for NOT losing that weight, for sure!