This has been a long debated question.
Who gets more women? Skinny guys or buff guys?
This is the question that has forum sites, like this one, at war because they skinny guys are complaining about how girls always go with the bad ass "buff" dude and the buff guys are complaining about how in the hell that skinny guy from down the street stole his girl. You can't really trust the girls on GAG, with the exception of a few, (sorry ladies) because either they are too young to be giving you advice on the matter or they don't want to hurt your feelings. I am going to settle this with a mixture of facts and experiences. Let's get into it.
CNN.com has an article about the issue (yes, I know CNN isn't the most reliable source, but at times they do provide some credible sources.), that says "recent findings by Vinet Coetzee of the University of Pretoria in South Africa simply suggest women might subconsciously focus first on a man's weight -- or lack thereof -- before rejecting him for other reasons." Now, this doesn't prove whether or not women prefer skinny men or muscular men, but it does prove the fact that weight is a major factor of how women will perceive you. So whether you are skinny or you are muscular, weight is an important factor to whether a women will reject you or not. Let's first get into why skinny guys tend to get girls.
Why Skinny Guys Get Girls
1. The obvious reason, they are simply attracted to skinny guys
This is very obvious, but it needs to be listed. Some girls are just simply attracted to skinny guys. There is no real reason behind it, but they are simply attracted to them. Nothing more to be said.
2. They have a different interpretation of the word "skinny"
Different girls will have different interpretations of the word "skinny". Some mix the word skinny with scrawny, some make skinny and scrawny two separate things, and others say that there are three categories; scrawny, skinny, and lean. I'm going to use myself as an example. About two days ago, I posted a question on GAG asking whether or not girls like guys who have "noodle arms" (aka, guys who are scrawny) using this picture of myself:
Pretty much every comment I got said that I didn't have noodle arms. Also, pretty much every girl said that they would date a guy who had noodle arms. I was flattered with the compliments (I wasn't fishing for compliments) because I was always the skinny guy in school and I still am today. In the fitness industry, this would be considered skinny, scrawny almost. Girls, however, see it differently. Some see it as scrawny and others see it as muscular. It's all about how they view it.
3. They don't feel obligated to go workout
A lot of girls date skinny guys because they believe that if they date a buff dude, then that dude will always make her workout with him. Personally, if I was buff, I wouldn't care if you were to workout with me or not because I would have friends that would workout with me. Because of the girl not wanting to workout, they feel that they need a guy who also doesn't workout so she wouldn't feel pressured to go workout.
4. Having a boyfriend that is skinnier than she is will make her feel better about herself
I hear a lot about how girls won't date attractive guys because it will make her look bad, so they date unattractive guys. This is kind of the same thing for skinny guys. Girls feel like the will feel better and look better if they date a guy who's skinny. This is pretty sad if you ask me, and if you're currently dating a girl who's only dating you to make herself look better than you should cut ties with her.
5. They believe that a skinny guy is the best they can get
Some girls feel like the best thing they can get is a scrawny guy. Now, I'm not trying to put down skinny guys, hell I'm a skinny guy myself, but some girls feel like that is the best they can do. It's like when you see a hot girl with a really ugly guy. It's not because because he's rich or she's trying to screw him so she can get a better position at her job, it might be because she believes that that is the best guy she can get. Or it's because he has a cool personality, but lets leave out the ladder for a moment.
Next, I'm going to get into why girls would like buff guys.
Why Buff Guys Get Girls
1. The girl loves to exercise
There are girls out there who love exercising. So because of that passion, they want a guy who has a similar passion and those guys are the buff guys.
2. They simply are attracted to buff guys
Just like some girls are attracted to skinny guys, other girls are simply attracted to buff guys. They simply like their muscles, nothing else really to be said here.
3. They are superficial
These girls are only dating buff guys because they are shallow. They don't care for brains, only body. These girls just want a buff guy to screw because he fits their superficial personality. Please, don't date this type of girl people.
4. Being buff shows a sign of being healthy
This isn't always the case, for example body building is a very unhealthy sport, however in most cases being buff shows that you care about what you put into your body. Being healthy means that you aren't a slob, which girls like. They don't want to date slobs, they want to date healthy people.
5. Being buff means that you are better in bed
Not every buff guy is going to be good in bed, however most buff guys are going to have better stamina, which means they will last longer. That can be seen as a good thing or a bad thing. It can be a good thing if he's good in bed, but it can also be a bad thing if he's terrible at it. Ladies, please don't assume ever buff guy is good in bed.
So Who Gets More Women?
Statistically speaking, it is..... drum roll please..... muscular (buff) men that get more women. According to menshealth.com, women are attracted to muscular men. Using statistics from UCLA, they said that "A series of six studies found that muscular guys are catnip to women looking for fun, and they have twice as many partners as average Joes and weaklings." Skinny guys, don't lose hope, because we can defiantly pull women. Here is some advice I will leave with you:
1. Find a passion
Find a passion that you love doing. Girls love guys that are driven. My passion is completing college, then joining the Army, then after my service, go back to college to get a graduate degree. Have goals in life.
2. Learn something new
Learning will make you intelligent, which women also crave. Learn about how the United States electoral college system works, or how to solve math problem using the quadratic formula, or Newton's laws of motion, o cómo hablar español (or how to speak Spanish). These are all things I've learned. I'm taking an AP American government class that taught me how our electoral college system works, both of my algebra classes and my trigonometry and functions classes have taught me how to use the quadratic formula to solve algebraic equations. My one year of physics (although painful) taught me, in detail through explanations and experiments, what Newton's three laws of motion are and how they apply in our world. Five years of Spanish taught me how to speak Spanish (not fluent yet.) You can defiantly learn new things, so pick up a book and read.
Hit the gym. You don't have to be buff, but you can defiantly make your body look better than it did before. Use the gym as a place to just go ape shit. Only use your phone for music. Don't call anyone, don't text anyone, don't answer anyone's calls or texts. Just get into the zone and go ham.
And this will conclude my myTake ladies and gents. Hopefully you guys got something out of this. Please feel free to leave comments! Thanks for reading!