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2013-01-26 10:04:51 PM  

sno man: octopied: Azlefty: Which is hotter:
This?
[www.angrytrainerfitness.com image 350x355]

Or This?
[ts4.mm.bing.net image 211x300]

The first one is dangerously underweight, and the next is within proper weight although probably towards the higher end of that range.

Anyways, people generally are most attracted to people who are reasonably within proper weight. Of course there is a range though, and even those who are too big or to small can usually find someone.

The trouble is "proper weight" changes over time and varies wildly.  Rubens 17c v. Manet 19c for examples...


I'm pretty sure we're talking "proper weight" circa 2013. Not from a period where bathing was considered unhealthful.
 
2013-01-26 10:05:36 PM  
Not that picky...

I just want Bang Bang Bang

NSFW
 
2013-01-26 10:07:16 PM  

GoldSpider: I May Be Crazy But...: Plenty of body types seem to be included in what they're saying.

[i50.tinypic.com image 342x600]

[i47.tinypic.com image 500x387]
And I'm in no position to be picky.

#2, definitely #2!


I'll third that. Top one... meh... second one... YEOWSAAA! Yummy. Big tits never ever turned me on, after some chick on top kept slapping my face with them when we were doing the horizontal mambo. Just gross.
 
2013-01-26 10:08:59 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 320x239]

It's all about the booty, followed by the body and its yams, eyes and breasteses. Oh, and then the personality.


FTFY
 
2013-01-26 10:12:23 PM  

WhippingBoy: Marshal805: Judging by the number of butthurt comments my post has generated I must have described quite a few of you to a tee.


/The truth hurts, don't it?

I'm currently examining my life right now and wondering where it went so horribly wrong.

Thank you, good sir. Thank you and God Bless!


lol
 
2013-01-26 10:14:16 PM  

BubbleAndSqueak: thisisyourbrainonFark: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 320x239]

It's all about the eyes, followed by the body and its booty, breasteses and yams. Oh, and then the personality.

It's funny how we see ourselves. Complete strangers stop me and ask if my eyes are really that blue (to me, they look green and are nothing extraordinary. Of course, I've had them for a very long time).

/ Apparently cool eyes, dark hair, tall and not fat.


I'm also tall, with dark hair and not completely flabby. I gave birth to my girth in college, when my metabolism slowed and I discovered beer, cannabis, cheap Mexican food, beer, rum, crab legs and stasis. Now I trim the slight gut with quarterly workouts.
 
2013-01-26 10:15:28 PM  

ramblinwreck: Marshal805: ramblinwreck: Marshal805: Judging by the number of butthurt comments my post has generated I must have described quite a few of you to a tee.


/The truth hurts, don't it?

Actually, no. Not even close. I can't be sexually frustrated as I just farked your mom last night.

Impossible.

She only likes men.

Hmmm, "only" men? Did I mention your sister was there, too?


Translation: "GawdDamit! I WANT THE LAST WORD!


Seriously though, use some "Preparation H", already.
 
2013-01-26 10:20:00 PM  

mjg: Legit question Farkettes:

I've always been a fit guy, but I wonder how it is for a fit woman to be with a big fat barrel chested dude. Just seems gross.

Any comments?
/ I'd assume it's 'love' (aka. money - cue fatguywithhotchickatpool.jpeg)


Pretty much, yes, in some cases.

Here's the secret to women. Be nice, don't lie, make us laugh. And, if we're recently divorced/ just broke up with someone who was physically in great shape, don't be the immediate next guy if you resemble Mr. PotatoHead. Give us some space, because we're just as shallow as you. We just get over it faster and will see and love you for your personality.

Just don't be the rebound guy. Not all of us are hung up on your money, because we make our own. Just... And I cannot stress this enough... Don't be the rebound guy.

You're welcome.
 
2013-01-26 10:22:23 PM  

Marshal805: Translation: "GawdDamit! I WANT THE LAST WORD!


Couldn't the same apply to you?

It would appear that regardless of which type you prefer, the more you open your mouth you're guaranteed to get none.
 
2013-01-26 10:22:55 PM  

BubbleAndSqueak: mjg: Legit question Farkettes:

I've always been a fit guy, but I wonder how it is for a fit woman to be with a big fat barrel chested dude. Just seems gross.

Any comments?
/ I'd assume it's 'love' (aka. money - cue fatguywithhotchickatpool.jpeg)

Pretty much, yes, in some cases.

Here's the secret to women. Be nice, don't lie, make us laugh. And, if we're recently divorced/ just broke up with someone who was physically in great shape, don't be the immediate next guy if you resemble Mr. PotatoHead. Give us some space, because we're just as shallow as you. We just get over it faster and will see and love you for your personality.

Just don't be the rebound guy. Not all of us are hung up on your money, because we make our own. Just... And I cannot stress this enough... Don't be the rebound guy.

You're welcome.


Here's the secret to men: don't nag
 
2013-01-26 10:23:15 PM  
i like skinny guys, like right down to almost cadaverous. I don't know how fat I'd go. Not very. I think I'd even rather have a smoker. He can brush his teeth.

/but not in the house!
 
2013-01-26 10:24:29 PM  

KidneyStone: [kbclan.spruz.com image 420x455]

[3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x459]

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 516x774]


I hope you become afflicted by your namesake.
 
2013-01-26 10:25:48 PM  

WhippingBoy: sno man: octopied: Azlefty: Which is hotter:
This?
[www.angrytrainerfitness.com image 350x355]

Or This?
[ts4.mm.bing.net image 211x300]

The first one is dangerously underweight, and the next is within proper weight although probably towards the higher end of that range.

Anyways, people generally are most attracted to people who are reasonably within proper weight. Of course there is a range though, and even those who are too big or to small can usually find someone.

The trouble is "proper weight" changes over time and varies wildly.  Rubens 17c v. Manet 19c for examples...

I'm pretty sure we're talking "proper weight" circa 2013. Not from a period where bathing was considered unhealthful.


Proper weight in the age of BMI?  Where hard core athletes are fatties cause the math is funny?
 
2013-01-26 10:29:44 PM  

Last Man on Earth: Marshal805: ramblinwreck: Marshal805: Judging by the number of butthurt comments my post has generated I must have described quite a few of you to a tee.

/The truth hurts, don't it?

Actually, no. Not even close. I can't be sexually frustrated as I just farked your mom last night.

Impossible.

She only likes men.

Ooh, damn, that's actually really good. Credit where credit's due, I'll have to remember that one.


Frankly, I think "Are you load you're mother should have swallowed?" is his best work. You can use it all the time for pretty much anything.
 
2013-01-26 10:31:30 PM  
Okay, next legit question - Is it true that a tall muscular good-looking man with a really huge American penis can be intimidating to some women? Because sometimes I get self-conscious about it.
 
2013-01-26 10:35:06 PM  
i.imgur.com

/the new normal
 
2013-01-26 10:36:25 PM  

God-is-a-Taco: [i.imgur.com image 658x459]

/the new normal


God I love those things.
 
2013-01-26 10:36:29 PM  

cryinoutloud: i like skinny guys, like right down to almost cadaverous. I don't know how fat I'd go. Not very. I think I'd even rather have a smoker. He can brush his teeth.

/but not in the house!


Where are you sending him to brush his teeth....?
 
2013-01-26 10:36:36 PM  

WhippingBoy: BubbleAndSqueak: mjg: Legit question Farkettes:

I've always been a fit guy, but I wonder how it is for a fit woman to be with a big fat barrel chested dude. Just seems gross.

Any comments?
/ I'd assume it's 'love' (aka. money - cue fatguywithhotchickatpool.jpeg)

Pretty much, yes, in some cases.

Here's the secret to women. Be nice, don't lie, make us laugh. And, if we're recently divorced/ just broke up with someone who was physically in great shape, don't be the immediate next guy if you resemble Mr. PotatoHead. Give us some space, because we're just as shallow as you. We just get over it faster and will see and love you for your personality.

Just don't be the rebound guy. Not all of us are hung up on your money, because we make our own. Just... And I cannot stress this enough... Don't be the rebound guy.

You're welcome.

Here's the secret to men: don't nag


I laughed. Out loud!
 
2013-01-26 10:38:51 PM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: Okay, next legit question - Is it true that a tall muscular good-looking man with a really huge American penis can be intimidating to some women? Because sometimes I get self-conscious about it.


Well, you probably shouldn't be walking around with some guys dismembered penis in your hands...
 
2013-01-26 10:42:03 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: WhippingBoy: BubbleAndSqueak: mjg: Legit question Farkettes:

I've always been a fit guy, but I wonder how it is for a fit woman to be with a big fat barrel chested dude. Just seems gross.

Any comments?
/ I'd assume it's 'love' (aka. money - cue fatguywithhotchickatpool.jpeg)

Pretty much, yes, in some cases.

Here's the secret to women. Be nice, don't lie, make us laugh. And, if we're recently divorced/ just broke up with someone who was physically in great shape, don't be the immediate next guy if you resemble Mr. PotatoHead. Give us some space, because we're just as shallow as you. We just get over it faster and will see and love you for your personality.

Just don't be the rebound guy. Not all of us are hung up on your money, because we make our own. Just... And I cannot stress this enough... Don't be the rebound guy.

You're welcome.

Here's the secret to men: don't nag

I laughed. Out loud!


Same here. That was great! It really IS that simple, ladies.
 
2013-01-26 10:42:07 PM  

Pete_T_Mann: Well, you probably shouldn't be walking around with some guys dismembered penis in your hands...


It's not dismembered.
 
2013-01-26 10:42:45 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: Zeppelininthesky: thisisyourbrainonFark: Zeppelininthesky: Miss.UnderstoodRedhead: Zeppelininthesky: Miss.UnderstoodRedhead: Zeppelininthesky: I have dated both.

*Raises arm*

(Using both hands)

Hello there

*grins*

Hi!

How have you been?

Get a room.

Sorry if me asking a question is making you mad or embarrassed.

Lighten up, Francis, it was a joke.

/wasn't mad or embarrassed
//was fapping, though, about the both of you


Sorry, this is Fark and I am used to people being snarky and rage filled.
 
2013-01-26 10:43:21 PM  
Meh, Sara Rue was hotter when she was "fat".
 
mjg
2013-01-26 10:44:32 PM  

BubbleAndSqueak: mjg: Legit question Farkettes:

I've always been a fit guy, but I wonder how it is for a fit woman to be with a big fat barrel chested dude. Just seems gross.

Any comments?
/ I'd assume it's 'love' (aka. money - cue fatguywithhotchickatpool.jpeg)

Pretty much, yes, in some cases.

Here's the secret to women. Be nice, don't lie, make us laugh. And, if we're recently divorced/ just broke up with someone who was physically in great shape, don't be the immediate next guy if you resemble Mr. PotatoHead. Give us some space, because we're just as shallow as you. We just get over it faster and will see and love you for your personality.

Just don't be the rebound guy. Not all of us are hung up on your money, because we make our own. Just... And I cannot stress this enough... Don't be the rebound guy.

You're welcome.


Thank you BubbleAndSqueak. The best advice I've gotten on Fark.
 
2013-01-26 10:49:54 PM  

Azlefty: Which is hotter:
This?
[www.angrytrainerfitness.com image 350x355]

Or This?
[ts4.mm.bing.net image 211x300]


They're both about a 4.
 
2013-01-26 10:51:04 PM  
It isn't just your body. It is the whole thing: Eyes, personality, intelligence, body, face, personal traits.

But yeah, body is one of the things on that list that determines how desirable or not desirable you are.

(this is true for both genders)
 
2013-01-26 10:52:39 PM  

BubbleAndSqueak: Give us some space, because we're just as shallow as you. We just get over it faster


Well, that's one excuse.
 
2013-01-26 10:53:48 PM  

iollowStudman69: Azlefty: Which is hotter:
This?
[www.angrytrainerfitness.com image 350x355]

Or This?
[ts4.mm.bing.net image 211x300]

They're both about a 4.


FTFY
 
2013-01-26 10:56:23 PM  

mjg: Thank you BubbleAndSqueak. The best advice I've gotten on Fark.


Don't fall for it. The difference between men and women is that when it comes to the opposite sex, men will say what they want, and women will say what they think society expects them to want.

Man's story: I want a girl with a tight ass, legs that go on for miles, who doesn't nag much and who loves to fark.
Man's reality: I want a girl with a tight ass, legs that go on for miles, who doesn't nag much and who loves to fark.

Woman's story: I want a chill guy with a sense of humor, average looks, someone who wont lie.
Woman's reality: I want him to look like Brad Pitt, treat me like shiat, so I can "change" him into Prince Charming.

Man's story: I'm into skinny, kind of nerdy chicks who at least won't be embarrassed by my D&D get togethers.
Man's reality: I'm into skinny, kind of nerdy chicks who at least won't be embarrassed by my D&D get togethers.

Woman's story: I like artistic guys who understand me, enjoy giving each other our space, and have a normal, steady job.
Woman's reality: I require continuous access to a well-funded bank account.
 
2013-01-26 10:57:00 PM  

sno man: The trouble is "proper weight" changes over time and varies wildly.  Rubens 17c v. Manet 19c for examples...


I can see why that would be "trouble"....if you can't figure out what century it is.
 
2013-01-26 10:59:03 PM  

mjg: BubbleAndSqueak: mjg: Legit question Farkettes:

I've always been a fit guy, but I wonder how it is for a fit woman to be with a big fat barrel chested dude. Just seems gross.

Any comments?
/ I'd assume it's 'love' (aka. money - cue fatguywithhotchickatpool.jpeg)

Pretty much, yes, in some cases.

Here's the secret to women. Be nice, don't lie, make us laugh. And, if we're recently divorced/ just broke up with someone who was physically in great shape, don't be the immediate next guy if you resemble Mr. PotatoHead. Give us some space, because we're just as shallow as you. We just get over it faster and will see and love you for your personality.

Just don't be the rebound guy. Not all of us are hung up on your money, because we make our own. Just... And I cannot stress this enough... Don't be the rebound guy.

You're welcome.

Thank you BubbleAndSqueak. The best advice I've gotten on Fark.


She's an alt. I anticipated this amusement.
 
2013-01-26 11:02:42 PM  

stiletto_the_wise: Your Average Witty Fark User: Me? I like a woman with curves. I'm not a fan of bags o' bones.

teto85: Real women have curves.

Zeppelininthesky: This! Skinny is okay, but I do like curves.

You guys can have your "curves". It's all antlers for me thankyouverymuch

[images.sodahead.com image 604x604]


That looks like a 12 year old. Maybe.

Whatever floats your boat, I guess. Ew.
 
2013-01-26 11:03:09 PM  

Gyrfalcon: OK, well, I like muscular ripped men with enormous dicks; fat hairy pasty guys with tiny weeners not so much. That should be fair.


You can like anything you want.

That said, guys asking for 'not fat' aren't exactly asking the world of a woman.
 
2013-01-26 11:05:38 PM  
I'm currently in a bind.

I'm dating 2 girls.
1 is way to skinny but somehow has amazing real boobs. Girl number 2 is a bit thick.

I find myself taking out the skinny girl to buffets and restaurants with heavy foods, the thick girl I ask for her to share a dish with me.

I think I have problems.
 
2013-01-26 11:06:57 PM  

GoldSpider: Perfection (IMHO)  SFW


Yes please.
 
2013-01-26 11:08:21 PM  

iollow: They're both about a 4.


Ms Hendricks a 4? You sound gay,

Not that there is anything wrong with that
 
2013-01-26 11:10:11 PM  
OK let the Gay guy here explain it to you

Link
 
2013-01-26 11:10:53 PM  
"But I can be fat and rude and pushy and demanding and disagreeable as long as I have a JOB"

Yep, you can.

You can also be very alone and very surprised at what money WONT buy you.

Welcome to equality. It's staggeringly boring. Equality isn't "you have to sniff my piss so WHAT EVER!" Equality is the same sized shovel. Equality is a loaf of perfectly sliced white bread and nothing to put on it. Obesity is a health problem and it's not attractive and expecting men to stare at their feet when you yell at them for saying so isn't, either.
 
2013-01-26 11:11:16 PM  
I don't mean to be catty, but is English the first language of this article's author?

/oh, who am I kidding? OF COURSE I MEAN TO BE CATTY
 
2013-01-26 11:13:40 PM  

stiletto_the_wise: mjg: Thank you BubbleAndSqueak. The best advice I've gotten on Fark.

Don't fall for it. The difference between men and women is that when it comes to the opposite sex, men will say what they want, and women will say what they think society expects them to want.

Man's story: I want a girl with a tight ass, legs that go on for miles, who doesn't nag much and who loves to fark.
Man's reality: I want a girl with a tight ass, legs that go on for miles, who doesn't nag much and who loves to fark.

Woman's story: I want a chill guy with a sense of humor, average looks, someone who wont lie.
Woman's reality: I want him to look like Brad Pitt, treat me like shiat, so I can "change" him into Prince Charming.

Man's story: I'm into skinny, kind of nerdy chicks who at least won't be embarrassed by my D&D get togethers.
Man's reality: I'm into skinny, kind of nerdy chicks who at least won't be embarrassed by my D&D get togethers.

Woman's story: I like artistic guys who understand me, enjoy giving each other our space, and have a normal, steady job.
Woman's reality: I require continuous access to a well-funded bank account.


Naw, I said I wanted a man with freckles who was a weirdo. I should have been pickier. But you know, freckles.

My sister had a whole page in a notebook of what she wanted right down to the hair.
 
2013-01-26 11:13:55 PM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: sno man: The trouble is "proper weight" changes over time and varies wildly.  Rubens 17c v. Manet 19c for examples...

I can see why that would be "trouble"....if you can't figure out what century it is.


I'll let your reading skills slide cause you're only old enough to have voted 3 times.
 
2013-01-26 11:15:52 PM  

FunkOut: My sister had a whole page in a notebook of what she wanted right down to the hair.


I've had a few women in my life who kept reciting their laundry lists. They probably still are, but not to me.
 
2013-01-26 11:18:52 PM  

AbbeySomeone: mjg: BubbleAndSqueak: mjg: Legit question Farkettes:

I've always been a fit guy, but I wonder how it is for a fit woman to be with a big fat barrel chested dude. Just seems gross.

Any comments?
/ I'd assume it's 'love' (aka. money - cue fatguywithhotchickatpool.jpeg)

Pretty much, yes, in some cases.

Here's the secret to women. Be nice, don't lie, make us laugh. And, if we're recently divorced/ just broke up with someone who was physically in great shape, don't be the immediate next guy if you resemble Mr. PotatoHead. Give us some space, because we're just as shallow as you. We just get over it faster and will see and love you for your personality.

Just don't be the rebound guy. Not all of us are hung up on your money, because we make our own. Just... And I cannot stress this enough... Don't be the rebound guy.

You're welcome.

Thank you BubbleAndSqueak. The best advice I've gotten on Fark.

She's an alt. I anticipated this amusement.


Nope. Not an alt, AbbeySomeone.I'm pretty AbbeyNormal (wait...that's not what I meant).

And, damn straight. Don't nag, ladies! Be an adult, and don't treat your man worse than you treat your friends.
 
2013-01-26 11:20:30 PM  

bunner: FunkOut: My sister had a whole page in a notebook of what she wanted right down to the hair.

I've had a few women in my life who kept reciting their laundry lists. They probably still are, but not to me.


I've met women like that. All I could think was "if a man like that even existed, what the hell would he want with you?"
 
2013-01-26 11:22:20 PM  
content7.flixster.com

disagrees.

/surely not obscure on Fark
//"You're only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!"
///link is hotter than a skinny/fat chick, take your pick
 
2013-01-26 11:23:22 PM  

sno man: ThrobblefootSpectre: sno man: The trouble is "proper weight" changes over time and varies wildly.  Rubens 17c v. Manet 19c for examples...

I can see why that would be "trouble"....if you can't figure out what century it is.

I'll let your reading skills slide cause you're only old enough to have voted 3 times.


Cool, 'cause I already decided not to say anything about your reasoning skills.
 
2013-01-26 11:24:56 PM  

Azlefty: Ms Hendricks a 4? You sound gay,


Hendricks is way higher than a 4, but I don't find her that attractive sexually. I appreciate her face and figure like a fine painting; and like most people I don't f*ck paintings.

For whatever reason, I'm more attractive to thin girls. I like boobs, but don't mind the comparatively small-chested girls I normally date. If that makes me gay, then I'll take two dicks four ways to Sunday.
 
2013-01-26 11:30:54 PM  
Any woman that doesn't like me is a lesbian.
 
2013-01-26 11:36:19 PM  
Hmmm. From my experience and observation, I think most men actually like women that fall some place in the healthy weight spectrum- but that is now that is considered 'skinny' if you're looking at people out on the street because so many people are overweight.

By hollywood/modeling standards, that is fat, or at best 'curvy'. And usually what men mean when they say they like 'curvy', not 300 lbs of curves.

Hollywood/modeling 'skinny' though, is the proverbial bag of bones where the girl is medically underweight and doesn't seem to be desired that much except to be looked at in pictures. Somehow in regular life, girls who are that skinny don't seem to get as much attention, I don't know why. Maybe there's just a big enough difference between look and feel. Or maybe the camera does add an extra 10 pounds.

So yeah, they prefer 'skinny' women, if by skinny you mean 'not medically obese' and some place in the healthy weight zone, which should really not be news at all.
 
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