While men may generally prefer tall, thin women, new research suggests they should expand their horizons. In fact, a new study has found that guys who marry chubby women are not only happier, they live longer as well. Read on below.
Men who wed chubby women… More often than not, curvy, plus-size women live with the stigma of being labeled unattractive or unhealthy in mainstream media. But not anymore. A new study suggests that marrying a woman who’s on the heavier side has some benefits: Namely, that you’ll be happier and live longer. Amazing.
Men who wed chubby women… According to the DailyTimes, the study showed that men who are in relationships with “chubby” women tend to smile more often in comparison to guys who are in relationships with thin women. What’s more, the study also found that men committed to chubby women seem to be better at dealing with issues than those who are committed to thin women. Interesting.
Men who wed chubby women… Moreover, the research suggests that thin women tend to be more reserved and more unfriendly than their heavier counterparts. In addition, they also seem to be less express with their emotions. Ever heard the stereotype skinny b*tch? Well, now you know where it comes from.
Men who wed chubby women… The study also found that chubby women make their partners 10 times as happy as thin women, the Daily Times reports. And the happier one is, well…. the longer they live. It’s simple math, according to the study.
Men who wed chubby women… Compared to a group of 40 male volunteers who didn’t undergo the stress task, the stressed guys rated a remarkably heavier female body size as the most attractive, ABC News reports. What’s more, they rated heavier female bodies as more attractive in general. A-ha.
Men who wed chubby women… In regards to the study, it seems that stress shifts the classic stereotype that guys prefer thin women. According to ABC News, scientists not directly involved with the research said the results were consistent with what prior findings have shown regarding the way stress impacts our perceptions. In other words, the more stressed out we are, the more our impression of things change.
Men who wed chubby women… The question is: Why? As ABC News notes, some evolutionary theories indicate that this may be because when times are tough, a thin woman is more susceptible to falling or or suffering from irregular periods. Meaning, that, she might be unable to support a pregnancy till full term. (It’s always about babies, ain’t it?)
Men who wed chubby women…“If you live in an environment where food is scarce, being heavier means that you have fat stored up as a buffer and that you must be higher social status to afford the food in the first place,” Tovee explained to ABC News. “Both of these are attractive qualities in a partner in those circumstances.” Makes sense, no?
Men who wed chubby women… In addition, the research suggests that stressed men gave higher ratings to a wide range of female bodies than their unstressed counterparts. “This may have implications about how we choose the people to date and marry,” ABC News explains. “For example, do men in high-stress jobs look for overweight mates, or are their standards lower?”
Men who wed chubby women… “In this case, mate selection criteria may become more liberal as a way of preserving the species,” Scott M. Bea, clinical psychologist and assistant professor of medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, said, according to ABC News. “We have some proverbs that reflect this idea such as, ‘Any port in a storm.’” Bea added: “This is probably not just true of physical attractiveness or mate selection. For instance, if one is homeless, we might accept lodging that others would view as inferior.”