If you were to take a glance into any gym or health club anywhere within the Kuwaiti border you would find nearly every single one teeming with hulking men, dieing to do whatever it takes to look as buff and as muscular as humanly possible (which includes filling themselves silly with crazy harmful steroids).
And, besides the fact that many men think that Arnold Schwarzenegger in his Terminator phase is the coolest image in cinematic history, guys usually aspire so highly towards achieving the “legs coming out of my shoulders” look because they think that this is what a woman wants or is attracted to.
Well, this new study on the nature of monogamous relationships is here to burst your bubble, guys. Turns out that when it comes down to choosing a serious, life-long partner most women will skip the ripped dudes whose abs may resemble a brick wall, in favor of the scrawny, geekier looking fella. That’s because, through generational and social conditioning, men who are smaller or less muscular in physical build have been attributed with more loyal, sensitive, and nurturing characteristics than the guys who might look like a modern day Hercules.
And, apparently, this is not actually news. It’s been going on since humans decided to form the very first kind of social group thousands of years ago.
Now, the story goes that, in the beginning, the men who possessed features which included a more muscular physique (and perhaps a chiseled jawline) were the ones who were initially wrangling all the ladies. Wanting a cut of the action, the less physically capable guys tried to find a way to make themselves valuable to women as well, and so they decided to each dedicate themselves to one single woman. This was, of course, very different from what the other, more “Alpha” looking males were doing. Instead, those guys were usually way too busy “scoring,” “playing the field,” and embodying every other sports-related term for male promiscuity.
And, as they became more exposed to these two very different types of males, an increasing number of women found themselves finally choosing the physical qualities in a man which signified loyalty, sensitivity, and monogamous commitment. And those physical qualities belonged to the men who had the more dainty, less muscular figures as opposed to the ones who looked like they belonged in a Calvin Klein ad.
So for all you steroid inhaling, gym-rats out there: take note. Because even when some women may agree that they may find themselves more initially and physically attracted to a man who packs a few guns (although not a guy who looks like his muscles might explode out of his skin), the reality is that, in the long-run, its the guys who are little more scrawny or perhaps a bit more awkwardly nerdy that usually come out on top.
All my love!