- 01-12-2012 #1
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- Apr 2011
There's been a bit of debate in other threads about which male body type the majority of women seem to prefer and I came across a pretty comprehensive article discussing the issue, it shows preferences based on musculature, fat levels, etc., and I thought it was pretty interesting. I don't think it will come as a surprise to many here that the Brad Pitt Fight Club look is most preferred b/c guys here seem to have a better handle on body image issues than the general public. Basically just look lean and strong, without looking like you obsess over your appearance or look unnatural and you'll be in the ideal range for women.
I thought it was interesting that the "Male Choice" at the very bottom right of the article didn't even really register on the female radar. I think the guy looks pretty good without crossing over into the "steroidal" look, but apparently women are not that into it.Starting as of 2/1/11: 6.4 BPEL x 4.8 MSEG (5.6 NBPEL)
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- 01-13-2012 #2
Looks like I will have to lose some bodyfat and some muscle too.
- 01-13-2012 #3
Kind of made me feel shitty as a skinny guy. Well not "emaciated" as they are calling it but fast metabolism. I lift weights and look a lot better from it, but still .. meh. Can't be perfect I guess.
- 01-13-2012 #4
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- Apr 2011
I don't know why it would make you feel worse about yourself bored, I think it actually sheds scrawny guys in a slightly better light than I had previously thought. In the very first comparison the super skinny guy is actually more preferred than the super ripped one! And look at lesson 6, somehow nearly 10% of women actually preferred super emaciated Christian Bale and another 10% were indifferent (assuming their boyfriend naturally looked like that).
FWIW, I'm in the same boat too, I'm 5'11" and was always around 140 lbs. in my early 20s, then I worked hard for a year to get to 155, and now I'm working out 3x a week and eating everything in sight and hope to settle at about 175 and fairly lean. Yah it stinks being a so called "hard gainer" but I think if you're active and in good shape and can maybe add a bit of a muscle it shouldn't be seen as a negative at all.
- 01-13-2012 #5
The truth is ,in a shirt they could probably not tell most of those guys apart. Allways been very leary of what women say vs what they do . Daley Thompson was voted sexist man at one time and he was world decathlon champ and well muscled. Have not noticed guys with Zane style bods having trouble picking up women ,quite the opposite. Show a woman a photo of a bodybuilder on stage and she will go yuck, same guy walking down the street yum. Then she will try and say he is a lot smaller now, where in reality he is 30 lb heavier and biger.
- 01-13-2012 #6
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- Apr 2011
Yah, that's a good point Peg. I think it could also be that for every Zane style body there are 20 Brad Pitt type bodies running around b/c they're a lot easier to attain, so maybe you might have 20 women that prefer the Brad Pitt type compared to 5 who like Zane, but that still leaves 5 women chasing after Zane compared to 1 for each of the Pitts.
- 01-13-2012 #7
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- Jul 2011
I used to care about stuff like this a few years ago. I was like, Oh no, I don't look like this, I gotta hit the gym quick cause the Media says so. Now I don't even pay attention to what women want. I drink beer, smoke green, have a chubby belly and don't give a damn how I look. I do what makes me happy. I respect weightlifters and people who put in work to get in shape, but me personally, I aint into all that now. There's more important things to me in life.
- 01-13-2012 #8
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- Sep 2011
Interesting. Similar 'studies' like this show up time and time again. Personally, being an amateur (natural) bodybuilder with the ambition of stepping on stage once I think it is a flawed mindset as a guy to workout purely to 'attract' women since this puts all the power into the women. Make getting in shape a journey in itself where you value the challenge you go through in the gym time and time again. In addition to this however, I think there is nothing wrong with working out for aesthetic kicks - so to say.
Honestly, from my personal experience and from what I've observed most girls say that they don't want a very muscular and 'ripped' guy. That is, untill they come across one. I mean let's face it, no homo here but well defined muscular lines on either a man's body or woman's body tend to fascinate us (Im not talking about Schwarzenegger style here). Why? because you rarely see it. It's been proven numerous times that women instinctively fall for guys with a strong V-shape, broad shoulder, tight glutes etc. Now that doesn't mean that ALL women like those kind of guys, thank god not because we all prefer different things. I'm just saying that though the majority, judging from a picture, might prefer A or B whereas in real life, everything changes completely because it's ingrained in their DNA and culture (think of all the media attention regarding 'beautiful' slim male and female bodies). The notion of culture, or social conditioning here, is important because we all know about certain cultures where people actually prefer 'obese' women for example. That is the cultural conditioning, but that doesn't mean that if the guys see a slim cute full breasted woman walking on the beach they aren't intriguiged or attracted. Similarly, some girls might 'prefer' a somewhat more skinny guy, or more 'fat', but once they see a 'greek statue' walking down the beach, you bet you're ass they are at the very least 'fascinated'.
Personally, this is the goal Im striving for and Ill probably get there - or very close- in a year or 4. I'm confident that its very attractive to girls, but that's not my main motivation, nor should it be
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- 01-13-2012 #9
Still say, in a loose shirt, most women couldn't tell the diffwerence between Pitts body and Zane's , let alone in a suit or whatever. But who knows really there might be some general point to tkae from this and that is that guys want to be biger tham women really want them probably partly to impress other men and women want to be thiner than men want them to impress other women.
- 01-13-2012 #10
Is there such a thing as a natural bodybuilder? Allways been a fan of the Zane style bod, but he was not lifetime natural.
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