In older days girls would pick a big strong guy because they wanted a guy that could protect them. Today I see a lot of girls picking smaller skinnier guys. I could see it as a personality thing because girls see big strong guys a lot of the times as being too cocky or in to themselves. But what if there was a big strong guy with a great personality that treated you with respect? And why is it that girls are liking the skinnier guys a lot?
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People like what they like. You can't pick and choose who you're attracted to and I would even argue that most women have not and do not go for the "big strong guy" because a) there are only so many "big strong guys" to go around and b) women in the past few hundred years have always gone for other traits as well such as personality. The older/more mature you get, the less big muscles on a guy (and big boobs on a girl) seem to matter when choosing a partner. It also depends on the crowd you hang out with. A lot of people in a nearby neighborhood are hipster folks and the guys tend to be skinny, of average height and bearded and have no problem finding girls. In another nearby neighborhood there's a large Hispanic population and many of the guys are on the shorter side, but have no problem dating, though it's usually only within their community. Going after the biggest, strongest, most athletic guy is very much an American high school thing. As people have become more tolerant and gender rules become less rigid, more and more guys feel comfortable taking on seemingly feminine/androgynous qualities/traits and it's seen as more and more acceptable to date such guys, which is great. Everyone's entitled to be happy!1