Stressed Out Men Drawn to Heavy Women
When placed under stressful situations, men rate larger women as more attractive, new research has shown. British researchers found that men exposed to tasks that were designed to put them under pressure preferred a wider range of female body sizes. They conclude that stress can act to alter judgments of potential partners.
The work by a team from London and Newcastle is published in the open access journal PLOS One. “There’s a lot of literature suggesting that our Body Mass Index preferences are hard-wired, but that’s probably not true,” co-author Dr Martin Tovee, from Newcastle University, told BBC News.