Wednesday, December 12, 2007

What men want in a woman

I found this to be interesting. After reading some of the articles around the net the last few days and comments on message boards, I was beginning to think there was no hope for those of us with a few extra pounds. I am curvy with a bit extra, some would say heavy, some would say super heavy. I just want to be curvy but a bit lighter weight. Some day I may get there, but until then I will live with what I have and try not to get more on me.

reprinted from AOL personals.
Ladies, here's a heartening news flash: Thin is NOT in. Men crave curves.
While American women see super-thin stick models and feel unattractive and unhappy about their average or curvy bodies, men don't feel the same way. Fully 80 percent of men ages 18 to 50 say they want a voluptuous woman, according to former plus size model Nancy Hayssen, who has written a book every woman could love based on the title alone: "101 Sexy Secrets: How to Be Hot, Sexy & Beautiful at ANY Size!" Another 15 percent of men prefer a woman of average size, while just 5 percent opt for a super skinny lady.

Twenty years ago, most fashion models were a size 8. Today, that's been replaced by an emaciated size 0. Meanwhile, during those same two decades, the average American woman, who stands 5' 4", ballooned from a size 10 to a size 14. Fun fact: A 14, which is now considered a "plus size," was approximately sex bomb Marilyn Monroe's dress size.

"We're being lied to everyday. The fashion industry and Hollywood have spread the myth that men want skinny, anorexic-looking women," asserts Hayssen. "The truth is it's plus size or curvy women who are considered beautiful."

That sentiment was echoed in a recent poll of 4,000 adults conducted by British weekly magazine Grazia to find out the ultimate attractive man and woman. Men overwhelmingly said they are most attracted to women who have curves, rather than skinny women, and prefer brunettes with "long, wavy hair." And 78 percent said a woman's most attractive feature is her smile.

Men are a practical lot. Three-quarters said the hobby they find most attractive in the opposite sex is cooking.

So what do women want in a man? A stunning 93 percent are looking for someone who makes them laugh, while 73 percent want someone who will "automatically" pay for a meal. Men who own their own home are five times more attractive than a man who does not. OK, so women are practical,too.

Copied from Female Shape Men like Most, AOL article


  1. Celeste
    Interesting article!  I agree with almost all of it.  The main reason why most of us should be minding our weight is for health reasons.  Depending on one's frame, normal and over-weight are very different things for those with different frame sizes.  The most recent photos of yourself that you have shared with us was when Mosie visited you.  You looked just fine.  Relax and remember it is the holiday season.  We can jump on the diet with extra vigor starting New Year's Day.

  2. Celeste ... I read with great glee that article.  I don't mind having a few pounds on, but now I'm just a few beyond what I don't mind.  LOL.  But it's okay.  The first of the year will bring some new resolve and I'll get the weight down to healthy, but not scrawny.  Oh, I don't like scrawny!

  3. My guy is 6'6" and 330 lb.s -- I like BULK!!


  4. I agree w/ this article! My guy friends say it is true, they'd rather have a woman with curves than one who is skinny.

    Back in 2001-2003 I lost A LOT of weight, I dropped down to 138 from 220 pounds. Then I became pregnant w/ Wee One. I gained the weight back. My husband was actually happy when he realized I got my 'butt' back-crazy isnt he?

  5. I`ve always been slim myself but I feel really fat next to these stick-thin, half starved models. I think they look ill and could do with a good meal inside them. Marilyn Monroe was a big lady and didn`t men adore her? You`re right, most men love curves. :o)

    Love Sandra xxxx

  6. I've been a whole range of sizes in my life.  But I have never been emaniciated (sp). I have found that at size 6-10 I was hit on, whistled at and frankly often repulsively approached.  At size 10-12 there were some admiring glances, but seldom anything out of line.  At size 14-16 no one seemed particularly interested in me sex wise.  So, all things considered, I have been happiest at size 10-12.  

    I am 5'4".  And I can say this....I have always gained and lost weight all over.  So I tend to keep a shape and curves no matter what size I am.  I have never had a sunken belly at any size.  ;o)

    As for men, I like them to be strong physically and have a bright brain.  I like the eyes and the smile.  Tend to go toward men with a long, slender fingers.  Reminds me of my Daddy.  Pete has them.  ;o)  

    Since I am brunette and have the wavy, curly hair thing going on, does then mean I may be destined to be a sex goddess in my fifties?!?!    -  Barbara

  7. I can honestly say that no matter what weight I was at, there was never a lack of male companionship to entertain me. Even now, I'm at my highest, and they are still here. It's amazing....'cause Lord knows I'm not skinny by any means. LOL!

  8. i have curves...and lumps...


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