Ladies: A little fat around the middle ain’t all that bad.

(Um, unless you live in Japan, Greece or Portugal where most women are more financially dependent on men.)

What’s your waist-to-hip ratio? A long-held belief had women convinced that men prefer a 0.7  or lower ratio  (waist much narrower than hips), a la Marilyn Monroe. But new evidence suggests something different.

Men who want their mates to be strong,  economically successful and politically competitive, are looking at more cylindrical than hour-glass figures. From LiveScience.com

“That’s because the hormones that make women physically stronger, more competitive and better able to deal with stress also tend to redistribute fat from the hips to the waist. So in societies and situations where women are under pressure to procure resources and otherwise bring home the bacon, they may be less likely to have the classic hourglass figure, Cashdan hypothesizes in the December issue of the journal Current Anthropology.”

Read about the science behind this: Best Female Figure Not an Hourglass.

 

  • Ame

    OK, where are the printed T-shirts with this realization BOLD faced on them. I know that I will need to wear the shirt and read it to any and all eligilble men (with square jaws) I may have interest in having a short term time with…if they can get past the extra fat on my waist.

  • Ame

    OK, where are the printed T-shirts with this realization BOLD faced on them. I know that I will need to wear the shirt and read it to any and all eligilble men (with square jaws) I may have interest in having a short term time with…if they can get past the extra fat on my waist.

  • Just proves what I have been telling women for years – being . . . what’s the politically correct term . . . less skinny is really sexy! some days my wife believes it some day not. But it’s true – at least if your sample size is me!

  • Just proves what I have been telling women for years – being . . . what’s the politically correct term . . . less skinny is really sexy! some days my wife believes it some day not. But it’s true – at least if your sample size is me!

  • Hey, thanks for “weighing” in, Phil.
    All us gals appreciate your comment!

  • Hey, thanks for “weighing” in, Phil.
    All us gals appreciate your comment!

  • Hi there, fat around the middle can easily be reduced if you are using the right excercise, and of course a recognised diet which is high in fruits, vegetables, fiber, minerals and low-fat dairy products and low in saturated fat and salt

    If you want a review of the top diets available for this, try here Fat Around The Middle
    Good luck

  • Hi there, fat around the middle can easily be reduced if you are using the right excercise, and of course a recognised diet which is high in fruits, vegetables, fiber, minerals and low-fat dairy products and low in saturated fat and salt

    If you want a review of the top diets available for this, try here Fat Around The Middle
    Good luck