Flexy equals sexy. And measuring you biceps is NOT gay.
By Julie Steenhuysen
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Muscular young men are likely to have more sex partners than their less-chiseled peers, researchers at the University of California Los Angeles said on Monday.
Their study, published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, suggests muscles in men are akin to elaborate tail feathers in male peacocks: They attract females looking for a virile mate.
"Women are predisposed to prefer muscularity in men," said study author David Frederick of UCLA.
"Most research is focused on what men find physically attractive in women and the career traits women find attractive in men," Frederick said by telephone. "Much less research is devoted to what women find attractive."
Ah yes, our favorite concept: peacocking. Spiky hair and popped collars were once great peacock moves. Now that every dude has a big belt buckle, it sort of loses its appeal. Anyone can go purchase a sweet orange tracky but it takes a little more discipline to pack on monster lats. We’re psyched that someone finally did this study. We felt women have been waffling for centuries about if they like muscles or not. We’re pretty sure that Daniel Craig’s turn as James Bond pushed muscles over the top. Is it possible, though, women are indifferent to muscles? Is it possible that dudes with big muscles are just more aggressive (testostamerone) and use the “it’s a numbers game approach”? And in their final analysis, women were found to like toned men rather than diesel dudes for long-term relationships because all ultra muscular men clearly work for the firm of DateRape, Cokington, Cheeseball, & Jag.