Men with higher incomes showed stronger preferences for women with slender bodies.
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Men with more education also had stronger preferences for female partners who were “good looking” and slender, whereas this was not a concern for women.
Men strive so aggressively for higher income and assertively negotiate for raises, “because income affects not only their ability to pay for dates but also their likelihood of attracting a partner.”
“We have long known that men are more visual than women and women have a stronger need to be taken care of both emotionally and financially.
Character is just as important. “Life is too short to settle for someone who doesn’t treat you well. Being kind and having good manners also helps.”
Professor John Speakman, who co-ordinated the study, said that in evolutionary terms fitness was made up of two things: survival and the ability to reproduce.
Men find thinner women attractive because they associate their body shape with youth, fertility and a lower risk of disease, according to a new study by the University of Aberdeen. Participants were shown images of women with different levels of body fatness and asked to order them by attractiveness.