Men have plenty of ridiculous insecurities about their bodies, but worrying about the size of their shoulders may be a legitimate one. Multiple studies confirm that women are more attracted to men with large, muscular shoulders — perhaps because they’re indicative his status and potential to become a dad. These studies explain why men have to carry the weight of the world—well, you know where.
Big Shoulders Are More Important than Waist-to-Hip Ratio
A person’s waist-to-hip ratio has been shown to accurately predict of health, fitness, and attractiveness for both men and women. And while there is an optimal WHR for male attractiveness (it’s 0.8, if you’re curious) another study found that women don’t care much about a man’s hip ratio—they care about waist-to-chest ratios. Guys with bodies shaped like an inverted triangle, or bigger shoulders and smaller waists, are considered more attractive across the board. A body shape of V stands for victory.
It’s Also More Important than How Fat You Are
Body Mass Index, or BMI, is an important factor in how women rate men’s attractiveness. But it, too, is not nearly as important as their shoulder size, research reveals. Men who are overweight may not be struggling as…
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