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
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?
Thread: Do women like muscle men?