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POLL: Men prefer curvy women!

Men 'prefer curvy women to those those who are size zero', study claims

Men prefer “normal” sized women with average weight and curves than those who are fashionably thin with a size zero body, a study claims.



Hollywood actresses Scarlett Johansson or Kate Winslet are considered more attractive and healthy-looking than Victoria Beckham or Paris Hilton, Scottish researchers found.


The University of St Andrews study, published in the scientific journal Perception, surveyed a group of students, aged between 18 and 26, were asked to rate photographs of female faces for attractiveness and health.



They concluded that young men rated girls in the “normal” weight range as the most attractive and healthy looking.


The researchers say the findings send a strong message to young women who believe that you need to be underweight to be considered attractive.


“We often remark on how healthy or unhealthy someone looks, but it can be very difficult to say precisely how we know this,” said lead researcher Vinet Coetzee.


“Scientists have been trying to answer this question for decades, and have made many breakthroughs in our understanding of health and attractiveness, but until now they have tended to overlook the influence of weight."


The University's Perception Lab asked 84 female students a variety of questions on their health, took their blood pressure and photographed them.


The photographs were then shown to a group of male students who were asked to rate them for health, attractiveness and weight.


Professor David Perrett added: "A take home message for young people is that maintaining a normal weight benefits current health and will improve good looks.


"In our study, people in the normal weight range were judged healthier and more attractive than under or overweight individuals.


"This sends a strong message to all the girls out there who believe you have to be underweight to be attractive.


“The people making judgments in our study were all between the ages of 18 and 26 and they did not rate underweight girls most attractive.

“They preferred normal weight girls."



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Iveenia Iveenia 6 years 22 weeks
:HUG: Sayno :)
saynogirl saynogirl 6 years 22 weeks
:true: 100% agree!
Iveenia Iveenia 6 years 22 weeks
THANK YOU SO MUCH :HUG: not that you misunderstand - i am happy the way i am - and i do not wish to swap - it is just SOME kilos are welcome to disappear it is only my belly - which does not go away - and that for more than 6 years :( i cannot even close jackets properly anymore - that makes me you know - these men - who do not know WHO WE ARE - do not deserve us - as simple as that :)
D-Lee D-Lee 6 years 22 weeks
Yesss Sayno! ;)
saynogirl saynogirl 6 years 22 weeks
I agree on this one Dee! They really are ...! LOL Yup I can be thin too but I have curves ;-) Like you said kty the one who loves you won't bother :) but he still sometimes tell me: "you should eat more" :shrug: so you see...
D-Lee D-Lee 6 years 22 weeks
Ivee - the men in Switzerland need some educating then huh? lol! They don't know what they are missing! :)
D-Lee D-Lee 6 years 22 weeks
i agree. i am naturally thin, but do have some curves, THANX MOM! but, i wasn't surprised at this article, as i have read articles and polls before where men DO like women with curves! They SHOULD! A roller coaster is more fun than a zip line! ;)
eastcoastgirl eastcoastgirl 6 years 22 weeks
I love curvy and I am happy. :)
kty kty 6 years 22 weeks
most men that i know do prefer curvy women.....and when man really loves you,it won't matter to him,if you gained weight or no
saynogirl saynogirl 6 years 22 weeks
*sorry swap :P
saynogirl saynogirl 6 years 22 weeks
Oh! Well am thin but naturally! I can eat and eat... I stay same weight and size :P That's odd but true! :) Ivee why don't we switch?? Give me some 'coz I need some ;-)
Iveenia Iveenia 6 years 23 weeks
admitting - that i need some kilos to disappear... :) that is all otherwise i am happy with myself :) thank you for the poll - in Switzerland men love thin women... everywhere - they need the image not the character (in jobs, private etc.) which is VERY SAD!