Do women prefer men who work out?

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  1. Paul_D

    Paul_D Cinematographer

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    All other things being equal, do you think men who work out are generally more attractive to women than men who don't? Casual opinions welcome! [​IMG]
     
  2. Tom Johnson

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    Regardless of what they may say, women dig men with muscles and as I've recently learned from personal experience they also dig tattoos.
     
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    Yes, and women who work out are more attractive to men who work out - or so I've heard.
     
  5. Rob Gillespie

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    I think it's more a case of women preferring men who 'look after themselves' a bit. Whether they prefer loads of muscles or not is their own preference (duuh, obviously!) but the fact that the man takes a bit of time to keep himself in trim probably has a lot to do with it.
     
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  7. Pamela

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    I prefer men who take care of themselves. That does not mean I dig muscles. I don't dig a big ol' gut hanging over their belt. Toned is nice.*

    *This is only the view of the author and does not reflect the views of women everywhere.
     
  8. Paul_D

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    am I the only one that finds it odd that in a thread about what women prefer, only one women has replied? [​IMG]
     
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  11. Philip Hamm

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    Um... yes.
     
  12. Moe Maishlish

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    Definately. Don't kid yourselves - looks do count.

    I've had this kind of conversation with quite a few women, and ultimately physical appearance is a huge factor. Physical appearance does involve a healthy/fit body. It does not necessarily involve an overly-developed physique with more muscle-power then brain power.

    The general point of view that I've heard is "Yeah, I like intelligent guys, but a nice six-pack wouldn't hurt".

    Make no mistake... men are just as objectified in todays western society as women. Men will just have a harder time admitting it, for fear of damaging their "macho" male image.

    Moe.
     
  13. SteveA

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    Based on my observations, I think the majority of women prefer big, dumb jocks. Intelligence is only important to a small percentage of women.

    Most women also seem to prefer guys that treat them badly. Nice guys don't have a chance with most chicks. This is a topic for another thread, though.
     
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    What I find attractive is men who have full, rich, busy lives, who have lots of interests, who can think beyond the ends of their own noses or their own, uh, equipment, who are engaged in efforts and thoughts and activities that benefit the world, the community, or the people in their lives, not merely themselves.

    The more time a man spends working out or otherwise focusing on things that are related to himself, his body, or his appearance, the less interesting and the less attractive he is to me. Nothing drives me crazier than people who spend time and money and energy on solely selfish pursuits like working out.

    If some ordinary level of fitness is achieved by daily activity, then that's nice. But if it is achieved artificially, it's not. And if he's paunchy or out of shape but his heart and his head are in full swing, the body is pretty much irrelevant.

    Of the many men who have been in my life, I hold none in my memory or in my heart because of what they looked like (and there were some who were very good looking, and in great shape).

    The truth is, it's harder to be a good person that it is to be a good looking person. And that's the accomplishment I admire and seek out.
     
  17. JonZ

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    "Make no mistake... men are just as objectified in todays western society as women."

    Amen.Women complain theyre unfairly compared to women in movies and magazines, but men are as well.
     
  18. Thomas Reagan

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    I think you'll find that women are attrcted to men who are confident and self-assured. That being said, men who work out may and/or are physically attractive act more confident about themselves than those who don't.
    In some cases, self-assuredness is demonstrated by guys treating their girlfriends like crap. The mystery is why women fail to see they are being treated like crap and dump 'em. [​IMG]
    Thos.
     
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    Some interesting views...
     
  20. Mike Broadman

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    I don't understand the point of this thread: if we're talking about men who exercise to keep themselves healthy and not the steroid ape-men, why wouldn't a woman like that? Who wants to be with a big fat slob?
     

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