A new study by researchers at Westminster University in England suggests that stressed men prefer overweight women. Researchers asked 80 men to rate the attractiveness of women in different pictures.
40 men were put under stress by stressful mock interviews and the other group just had to rate the women. The participants who were placed into the stressful situation found heavier bodies the most attractive.
"The results provide the first experimental evidence that the experience of psychological stress shapes men´s judgments of female body size," the researchers found out.