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Curves Appeal to Stressed Out Men

by Savitha.C.Muppala on  August 09, 2012 at 8:17 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
A recent study has found a strange preference of men when they are stressed, it is that they find curvy women more attractive.
 Curves Appeal to Stressed Out Men

To evaluate their preferences after experiencing stressful situations, a study was conducted where stress was induced on study participants. They were later shown pictures of women with different body types -big made , curvy and underweight.

Men rated the heavier women as more attractive. 

Explaining the possible reason behind such a preference, Dr Viren Swami, who carried out the research at London's University of Westminster, said: "Increased stress in men is associated with a preference for heavier women. These physical features may communicate strength, control and independence during times of threat."

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