OK... So I think this is thee most asked question by all women around the world! But.. I wanted to see for myself what "Men" actually think. I personally think guys tend to like girls that are thin (not skeleton-thin but at a BMI of 19 or so) my mom says men like women with more curves and she always points out Marilyn Monroe, but Marilyn went through a slim stage and then a voluptuous phase.
I don't want answers saying personality is the most important, I'm asking a simple question about which is better. Please give a full description on what you think is "Near perfect" and possibly a celebrity example:) thank you
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This is heavily influenced by culture, although there are some things considered universally attractive (0.7 waist/hip ratio). While part of it is genetic, I do believe environment plays a large factor. I do not believe there is an "ideal", most attractive body.
Even within the same culture, I believe differing levels of exposure to mass media during childhood and puberty (tv, movies, p*rn, advertising) can influence a guy's taste. I don't have the stats to back it up but based on various things I've read over the years that have influenced me.
Men's tastes are probably somewhat different now than when your mom was dating. I've read that, I think in the 1700s or 1800s, fat women were considered more attractive. Before the advent of the middle class, skinny people were assumed to be poor and unimportant. A peasant, basically. Being well fed was taken to mean healthy and well-to-do. These days the "ideal" seems to be getting skinnier and skinnier.
That said, my psychology prof showed us a study (no I don't remember which one it was or how old it was) that showed that, although men preferred bodies on the skinny side, womens' idea of the ideal female body was still skinnier than mens'.1