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November 13, 2012

If you're an overweight woman you might want to hang out with stressed men

"Why Stressed-Out Men Prefer Heavier Women".

Most men prefer leggy and lean women, Gisele Bündchen lookalikes, right? Not necessarily. In fact, the body type that a man finds attractive can change depending on his environment and circumstances, a new study finds: when under stress, for instance, men prefer heavier women.

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Joe R.

From the article:
"Despite our media’s seeming reverence for size-zero models and ripped muscle men, it may help people suffering from eating disorders and other body-image problems to know that such body “ideals” are not exactly ideal after all."

Sir Mix-A-Lot had all this figured out 20 years ago.

I had a social psychology course many years ago. It took me about a week to realize the experiments proved a) what was already obvious, or b) had no application beyond the confines of the experiment. I called it a course in So-called Psychology.

jorod

Yeah, if you're gay.

stuhlmann

I don't like the sound of this. It gives overweight women an incentive to ensure that their men are stress out.

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