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    Do women like muscle men?

    Been thinking about something here recently and wanted to run a few ideas past everyone
    to see what you all think. I know a lot of people on here are already married so, this might
    not apply so heavy to you but then again we all want to look good for our marriage partners
    too.

    I know that when I first startet lifting as a young man part of bodybuilding for me was to look
    better for the opposite sex. I didn't want to look like a skinny bean pole and thought the ladies
    would be more attracted to a more muscular, buff body. Fast-forward to today, even now when
    I try to cut my calories and go down in weight I feel small and unattractive to the ladies and
    decide to once again to go back to heavy lifting and eating.

    I have never been a shy person so, I started to ask some of the women at my gym what
    they think about it. I did it casualy and over a small period of time..didn't want to make
    it wierd so, it was just through basic conversation. What results did I get?

    The ladies in the gym were all for their man being fit. Most prefered muscles, six packs
    were a bonus but, not nessasary. A lot like buff men but, nobody liked the pros like
    Ronnie Coleman etc.

    So, I asked this same question to the ladies who are in my close circle of friends but,
    are not fitness/gym minded. Their answers were totally different than the women who
    trained at the gym.

    Here's what I found. Most want a man that is healthy and treats them nice. Now about
    the physical qualities..

    Many of them prefered men who were lean or on the skinny side. This seemed odd to
    me and I think it's a change in our society as I think buff guys used to be more in and
    now it's skinny guys thanks to movies like 'Twilight' etc. Skinny jeans are popular.

    The women who liked muscles, liked them but not too much. How much?

    David Becham, Brad Pitt from Fight Club and Hugh Jackson were all want they
    found attractive. Pro Bodybuilders were not even on the radar and totally grossed
    out by my copy of Flex magazine that I showed them.

    What women liked

    1. David Beckham

    2. Brad Pitt in Fight Club

    3. Hugh Jackson

    So the final question is? For us guys who are not competing in a bodybuilding
    competition would it not be better for us to train in a different way in order to
    attract more ladies? Using more moderate weights and maybe running to get
    in more athletic shape?
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    Brb being above average. Going to feel good brahs
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    Symmetry is one thing that seems to be a universal attractor.

    As to what the ladies like, it depends on the lady. I've know ones that liked the androgynous anorexic look to overly muscular to the thick gruff biker build. I like looking the way that makes me happy with myself. Being reasonably confident and comfortable overall may not be a huge initial attractor but it seems to keep the attraction going.
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    Makes sense if I were training for the ladies. I lift for the health, the challenge, and the way I feel when I achieve goals.
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    the women love that lean athletic look.



    see, here's proof!




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    Originally Posted by John Prophet View Post
    the women love that lean athletic look.



    see, here's proof!




    She's pretty buff herself, look at her bicep. She is probably a bodybuilder.
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    I can't even see the most hardcore athletic women going for
    Greg Valentino. Think she just wanted to have her pic taken
    with the man who had the "Worlds Biggest Arms" etc. At least
    that's my take on the above shot.
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    Depends on the culture and individual woman obviously, but most women in the world would prefer a soccer/basketball style body (lean, six pack, not massive) as the ideal. Very very few women are attracted to a huge 250lb muscle-out freak. Take a look at Cristiano Ronaldo or David Beckham or Kobe Bryant as the body that most women in my experience would prefer. Of course there are too-fat basketball players and too-skinny soccer players who don't fit this ideal.
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    Of course it depends on the woman. I think most woman prefer a guy to be fit, and lean..... but not very buff. Certainly not anywhere near buff as I'd like to be.... > like Zack King Kahn buff

    But then here's something to keep in mind: Say that 1 in 100.... heck, 1 in 1000 women prefer a REALLY big, buff guy. Now lets say you happen to be the biggest, most buff guy out of 10,000, or 100,000 guys in your area. Well guess what ? Your going to have quite a few girls to choose from.

    Example; I've shown the photos of ZKK to several of my female friends. Pretty much all but one responded with something like, "OMG ! That's hideous ! He looks like a freakish monster" ! {to which I'm like... "I know huh ! How freaking cool is that" ?!?! }

    But I did have one female room mate (a hot Indian girl) who said about ZKK: "Wow ! He looks really nice. I bet he would be a great protector"..... Uhhh.... ZKK looks nice ? Okay. If you say so LOL

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    Anyway, if I were working out for max appeal to women, I probably wouldn't need any more mass than I have right now (which is about 10% of what I'm trying to achieve) but instead I could just go on an cut down to like 8-10% BF, and call it a day.
    Oh and, work on my abs..... but that would be a waste of time unless I could afford skin tightening surgery

    Instead, I look at myself at 12-13% BF, and think > "Well yea', I still have some fat to lose..... but I'm already so freaking small / weak as it is" (comparing to my long term goals) ! As much as I do want to get below 10% BF, I'd just look lame, until I gain at least 10-15 more lbs of lean muscle.

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    PS, Greg Valentino seems like a really cool dude. I have mad respect for a guy that does what he wants to do, regardless of what most others think. The guy doesn't need anybody to make up his mind for him.
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    The first three guys you posted have incredibly attractive faces and the body is icing on the cake. I like fit and strong. My eyes definitely follow "the big guy" in the crowd but I also like what I call the "hockey player" physique. For me it's just not about the body, I have to find their face attractive too (and personality etc etc).
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    Originally Posted by Tyros View Post
    Been thinking about something here recently and wanted to run a few ideas past everyone
    to see what you all think. I know a lot of people on here are already married so, this might
    not apply so heavy to you but then again we all want to look good for our marriage partners
    too.

    I know that when I first startet lifting as a young man part of bodybuilding for me was to look
    better for the opposite sex. I didn't want to look like a skinny bean pole and thought the ladies
    would be more attracted to a more muscular, buff body. Fast-forward to today, even now when
    I try to cut my calories and go down in weight I feel small and unattractive to the ladies and
    decide to once again to go back to heavy lifting and eating.

    I have never been a shy person so, I started to ask some of the women at my gym what
    they think about it. I did it casualy and over a small period of time..didn't want to make
    it wierd so, it was just through basic conversation. What results did I get?

    The ladies in the gym were all for their man being fit. Most prefered muscles, six packs
    were a bonus but, not nessasary. A lot like buff men but, nobody liked the pros like
    Ronnie Coleman etc.

    So, I asked this same question to the ladies who are in my close circle of friends but,
    are not fitness/gym minded. Their answers were totally different than the women who
    trained at the gym.

    Here's what I found. Most want a man that is healthy and treats them nice. Now about
    the physical qualities..

    Many of them prefered men who were lean or on the skinny side. This seemed odd to
    me and I think it's a change in our society as I think buff guys used to be more in and
    now it's skinny guys thanks to movies like 'Twilight' etc. Skinny jeans are popular.

    The women who liked muscles, liked them but not too much. How much?

    David Becham, Brad Pitt from Fight Club and Hugh Jackson were all want they
    found attractive. Pro Bodybuilders were not even on the radar and totally grossed
    out by my copy of Flex magazine that I showed them.

    What women liked

    1. David Beckham

    2. Brad Pitt in Fight Club

    3. Hugh Jackman

    So the final question is? For us guys who are not competing in a bodybuilding
    competition would it not be better for us to train in a different way in order to
    attract more ladies? Using more moderate weights and maybe running to get
    in more athletic shape?
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    Might as well ask, do women like big dogs. In both cases, I think there's a good deal of (not good) social conditioning that's been going on for a while now. Maybe a long time.

    In other words: big = dumb/violent, remember? Right?

    Yeah, not so much. But beliefs don't need to have anything to do with reality - that's the nature of dem beasts.

    Without said beliefs, I'm pretty sure strength would be even more of a plus than it is, even now (and it is one, by and large, at least to some extent).
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    brb op thinks that the 2 females that he spoke to generalizes to every female in the world
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    Originally Posted by MichaelCJ View Post
    I think there's a good deal of (not good) social conditioning that's been going on for a while now. Maybe a long time.
    I agree +1

    Look at movies like Twilight, it's pictured as romantic..seductive and something taboo. Women seem
    to love the skinny guys in this movie.

    Who are the buff hero's of today? Pro Wrestlers? Makes guys with any muscle mass look like
    you said violent corny men.

    I think it's the media's fault and it happened over the last decade or so. When did skinny jeans
    become popular?
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    Originally Posted by cactusflower View Post
    The first three guys you posted have incredibly attractive faces and the body is icing on the cake. I like fit and strong. My eyes definitely follow "the big guy" in the crowd but I also like what I call the "hockey player" physique. For me it's just not about the body, I have to find their face attractive too (and personality etc etc).
    Thanks for your input. We need some more ladies to tell us what they like. A lot
    of men think that women want a "Ronnie Coleman" and I don't think this is the case
    but, the magazines would have us to believe this.
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    Post this in the female's misc. if you are actually concerned about valid comments.
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    I asked my wife about this. Her opinion is that "it all depends on the individual guy, their personality, their demeanor and how the total package works together." She said that, at least to her, there is no specific "type or level of muscularity" that works for her. She also said that as long as men avoid physical extremes (toothpick thin on one side ranging up to PHreakish bodybuilder on the other), it's probably alright, as long as their personality, loyalty, commitment, etc. are also part of the deal.

    Does that clear things up or what?
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    Originally Posted by DubfromGA View Post
    Post this in the female's misc. if you are actually concerned about valid comments.
    I would have probably got more female replies by doing this yes, but I would
    like for all to discuss. For years I always believed that me being bigger and
    more muscular was better. I still feel this way. I don't think I can bring myself
    to cutting way down like the photo's shown in this thread. It looks like thats
    what women like though..or at least the majority.
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    Originally Posted by DubfromGA View Post
    Post this in the female's misc. if you are actually concerned about valid comments.
    Not exactly an unbiased population sample.
    2 + 2 = 5 (for extremely large values of 2)

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    I think women like them, but there aren't nearly enough to go around.
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    This chick is a big fan of Brad Pitt in "Fight Club" <- Great movie to boot.
    He was in great shape for that one. However, I've never been a fan of really huge guys, just a preference I guess.
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    I've seen countless time how women seem to flock to rather large men. I'm not talking about healthy large either.

    I think many of them just want to feel small in comparison. It doesn't seem to matter if he has diabetes and gets winded going up a flight of stares.
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    From what I have witnessed in real life for some reason women like the ghey manlet look of the creepy vampire dude from the Twilight movies.
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    Originally Posted by DubfromGA View Post
    Post this in the female's misc. if you are actually concerned about valid comments.
    this^^^^^^
    out of the choices listed..
    a
    b
    c
    I choose d....as in dat guy is big!!!

    where is that pic?
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    Originally Posted by Corbi View Post
    From what I have witnessed in real life for some reason women like the ghey manlet look of the creepy vampire dude from the Twilight movies.
    Not me!!!!! I think that might the younger generation who are in to the Abercrombie model look which is skinny guys who don't grow facial hair yet.

    I had done a thread a while ago on what body type men preferred on women. I had figure model/bikini model/ and victoria secret's type model...I cut out their faces. Most of them men chose the less muscular Victoria Secret Model (i was kinda surprised)....i was sadpanda since I don't look anything like that lol
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    I look at it that, within reasonable ranges, the physical aspect of a man (being fit, etc) is just the initial attractor. To understate it as much as possible, having a fit body such as David Beckham or Hugh Jackman is not much more than an indication that you're a healthy adult male.

    Evolutionarily speaking, the fitness of a body can "lie" whereas things like the attractiveness of a face tells the entire history of a person from even before birth. If you're worried about being attractive to women, develop your personality. If you're a strong guy because that's who you are as a person, she'll be much more interested in you being strong as it integrates into who you are rather than how big your muscles are.

    Of course, that's generalizing across billions of people, so there will be plenty of exceptions.
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    There are a lot of different reasons that people workout, go to the gym.

    I'm doing this for MYSELF.

    The fringe benefits are;
    I feel better,
    I'm healthier
    I'm stronger
    I can do more activities than 90% of the people my age,


    What other people think, isn't my concern (except for my wife)
    Some people think I look fine
    Some people think I'm "bulking-up"
    My mom thinks, I'm too "skinny"

    What other people "think" is not the driving force behind any of this.
    Example; Most people view the clean diet as crazy. Do I care? Nope.

    Good luck to the OP, in trying to please women <crazy>
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    I think each lady has her own preference. Some like abs, some arms...some like big...some like just fit. I like big, but not huge. I like men who arent afraid to work their legs too! Unbalanced looks silly. I love these guys that come into the gym all about their arms and they NEVER squat, so they have these little girly legs. Nice pec/delt/arm/quad definition paired up with a nice tight @ss is perfection. Ab definition is a bonus but not nec.
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    Originally Posted by Tyros View Post
    I would have probably got more female replies by doing this yes, but I would
    like for all to discuss. For years I always believed that me being bigger and
    more muscular was better. I still feel this way. I don't think I can bring myself
    to cutting way down like the photo's shown in this thread. It looks like thats
    what women like though..or at least the majority.

    It depends what your definition of BIG is? But i agree with you, today's marketing.... the swimmer/nba/mens fitness build seems to be the one that gets the most oooh's and ahhhh's. Cut and leaness seems to be *"BIG"* to those not in the know. Occasionally i have run into a woman that likes thick, strong, muscular bodybuilders legs but that is few and far between ;so If i were to make an assumption i would guess that 8o% think like you say.
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    Originally Posted by cactusflower View Post
    Not me!!!!! I think that might the younger generation who are in to the Abercrombie model look which is skinny guys who don't grow facial hair yet.

    I had done a thread a while ago on what body type men preferred on women. I had figure model/bikini model/ and victoria secret's type model...I cut out their faces. Most of them men chose the less muscular Victoria Secret Model (i was kinda surprised)....i was sadpanda since I don't look anything like that lol

    My vote would help you feel less unsadpanda...for the record



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