Stressed men drawn to heavy women

first_imgHealthLifestyleRelationships Stressed men drawn to heavy women by: – August 9, 2012 86 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweet Do men seek the comfort of a “motherly” figure when put under pressure?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 BMI (body mass index) preferences are hard-wired, but that’s probably not true,” co-author Dr Martin Tovee, from Newcastle University, told BBC News.Dr Tovee and his colleague, Dr Viren Swami, have previously researched what factors could alter BMI preferences, including publishing a paper in the British Journal of Psychology on the effect of hunger, and the influence of the media. But through this new work they aimed to investigate whether known cross-cultural differences in body size preferences linked to stress were also mirrored in short-term stressful situations. “If you look at environments where food is scarce, people’s preferences for body size in a potential partner are shifted. [The preference] appears to be much heavier compared to environments where there’s plenty of food and a much more relaxed atmosphere,” he explained.“If you’re living a far more stressful, subsistence lifestyle, you’re going to have higher stress levels.”To simulate heightened stress, a test group of men were placed in interview and public speaking scenarios and their BMI preferences compared against a control group of non-stressed men. The results indicated that the change in “environmental conditions” led to a shift of weight preference towards heavier women with the men considering a wider range of body sizes attractive.Flexible preferences“These changes are comparatively minor in comparison to those you get between different [cross-cultural] environments. But they suggest certain factors which might combine with others and cause this shift,” Dr Tovee said. The research supports other work that has shown perceptions of physical attractiveness alter with levels of economic and physiological stress linked to lifestyle. “If you follow people moving from low-resource areas to higher resource-areas, you find their preferences shift over the course of about 18 months. In evolutionary psychology terms, you try to fit your preferences to what works best in a particular environment,” said Dr Tovee.Moreover, the researchers were keen to emphasise how fluctuating environmental conditions could alter the popular perception of an “ideal” body size.“There’s a continual pushing down of the ideal, but this preference is flexible. Changing the media, changing your lifestyle, all these things can change what you think is the ideal body size,” he said. BBC Newscenter_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Napoli keeping tabs on another Super Eagles star

first_imgRead Also: Solskjaer takes blame for team selection in Chelsea defeatThe 23-year-old has also been linked with a return to England, with West Ham United and Everton said to be interested in his services.Aina has featured in 29 Serie A games for Torino this season and has two assists to his name.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Serie A campaigners Napoli are considering a move for Super Eagles and Torino defence ace Ola Aina in the forthcoming summer transfer window.Advertisement The Partenopei are particularly impressed with Aina’s versatility as he can play either as a right or left wing-back.Interestingly, Aina completed a switch from Chelsea to Torino on a permanent deal last summer, impressing while on loan with the club during the 2018-2019 campaign. Loading… center_img According to Corriere dello Sport , Napoli are keen to boost their squad with new additions to their squad ahead of next season, with Aina listed as one of the players under consideration. Promoted ContentPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body12 Actors Who Always Play Bad Characters10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchThailand’s 10 Most Iconic LandmarksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Toplast_img read more