Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Are Muscles Attractive to Women?

Apparently so. This question can be answered with a study done that shows that people who are “ripped or on da swole patrol” are likely to receive a higher amount of education, obtain a higher paying job, accept health and life insurance, and are more likely to marry than the non-muscular person.

Even in movies or advertisements, the stereotypical “dream guy” is a muscular jock with his shirt off. Therefore, beginning at young ages, girls begin to learn by societal beliefs that muscular men are more likely to succeed in their endeavors.

Appears that culture and peer pressure is in play here.

1 comment:

  1. I did some research on Bryce's and Kyle's post and found this article in Lancet, 1999:
    "The results show that a woman’s ratings of male attractiveness can be explained by simple physical characteristics, in particular the WCR ( a measure of upper body shape). However, unlike female physical attractiveness, it is shape that is important
    for male attractiveness and not size. Women prefer men whose torso has an “inverted triangle” shape (ie, a narrow waist and a broad chest and shoulders). This is a
    shape consistent with physical strength and muscle.