Huggability seems to be a plus
March 24, 2015 9:47 AM Subscribe
What the "perfect" man looks like, according to men and women
So, according to almost every movie ever, we’re supposed to be most attracted to beefy men with glistening muscles, smoky (and kinda dangerous) eyes that make us feel like they suspect our very darkest, deepest secrets, and thighs that look like they’ve been subjected to Olympic training. Examples of these “idealized” men include (but are totally not limited to, obvs) Brad Pitt, Chris Hemsworth, Will Smith, and Jason Mamoa. In the end, it turns out the ideal dude isn’t Brad, Chris, Will, OR Jason. It’s the “Boy Next Door.”
While the study isn’t without flaws —only heterosexual men and women were accounted for, the test pool is entirely UK-based, and the outcome still involves some “idealized” version of a person— the results are still intriguing. The study concludes that it’s not that super fit men aren’t easy on the eyes, it’s just that gals prefer a “softer” body. “Men with well-toned bodies are, initially, regarded as attractive, but it is the man with the little bit of excess flab around the waist who often wins the day,” the study states.
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