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Old 7th April 2008   #1
MelanieW
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Default Men prefer women with curves (article)

This will not be new information to readers of this forum, but to the general public, such finding are still revolutionary.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4468189a19716.html

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Men like negotiating curves when it comes to body shape

The Age | Monday, 07 April 2008

MORE TO LOVE: In an online survey, men favoured women with a fuller figure, with sizes 12 and 14 being rated more attractive than size 8.

Fellas, read no further. In the area of new information, this story is slim. There has been a survey and it tells you what you already know: when it comes to women, the vast majority of blokes prefer them well rounded.

It seems their ideal girlfriends are pneumatic, not flat-tyred. They would rather negotiate sweeping curves than sharp shoulders.

They like women buxom, bosomy and bountiful.

According to the figures, the jury is in: men will choose a Rubenesque size 14 over a stick- figure size 8 when it comes to their ideal woman...

It is based on an online survey...of 60,000 men conducted by laddish men's magazine FHM.

The mag found that when shown pictures of three bikini-clad models, four out of five men said they were more attracted to the size 12 and size 14 models than the model who was a slimmer size 8.

"A piddling 20 per cent of readers selected our size eight model pictured as their ideal girl-physique," wrote FHM editor Ben Smithurst.

"Which proves one thing, ladies:...hoe into a hamburger and we'll love you just as much." Or maybe even more...

Professor Marika Tiggemann from Flinders University in Adelaide said that the results supported academic research.

"We find women want to be thinner than what men find attractive," she said. "Men's idea of what is 'thin' is larger than that of women...

The editor of women's magazine Cleo, Nedahl Stelio, said that most women did not diet for men but for other women.

"And if the society and celebrity ideal is thin, that's what she's going to aspire to, just to get one up on other women."

For once and for all, women should stop starving themselves needlessly, eat whatever they like - and as much as they like - and develop the fuller figures that one study after another shows that men prefer.
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