1. Going Online.

We already know the media has a major say in how we view the world, so once we get online, with all that media jumping in our face, there’s no place like the Internet when it comes to manipulating what we find attractive. A study done at St. Andrews University found that women who spend a lot of time on the Internet find masculine men more attractive and men find feminine and skinny ladies to be the best looking. In contrast, those who don’t have Internet access found the exact opposite to be attractive: women preferred feminine looking dudes and guys we’re all about women who we were more masculine in appearance. According to the study, Internet “surfing” women found Russell Crowe, in all his masculinity, to be an “ideal.”


2. Skipping Lunch.

It’s going to sound weird, but a 2006 study found that men when were hungry their taste (no pun intended) in women changed. It’s with those empty bellies that guys found heavier women to be more attractive. Researchers think this has to do with “resource scarcity,” which means that women who weigh more are basically advertising that they know where to go to get that stomach full and happy again.

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