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Originally posted by anon102
S and F for you. Interesting read.
I don't really find thin women attractive at all. Sure they're easy on the eyes but it like what described to my friends the 'cookie cutter' effect. Seems all women I see who most men perceive 'catching' are thin. Now a days there are too many thin women with nearly the same figures and fashion styles. Like cookies from a cookie cutter .
Over time it gets tiresome and drab to see the same kind of women over and over so I just ... lost interest.
Originally posted by mellisamouse
I figure there are a lot of gay men who lead the fashion industry in designing clothes... so they use tall thin women, because to them,that is more masculine, and what they used for their clothes...
Some researchers have found that the waist-hip ratio (WHR) is a significant measure of female attractiveness.
Women with a 0.7 WHR are usually rated as more attractive by men from Indo-European cultures. Beauty icons such as Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield, Salma Hayek and Sophia Loren typically have ratios close to 0.7, even though they have different weights and heights. In other cultures, preferences appear to vary according to some studies, ranging from 0.6 in China, to 0.8 or 0.9 in parts of South America and Africa, and divergent preferences based on ethnicity, rather than nationality, have also been noted.
It appears that men are more influenced by female waist-size than hip-size:
"Hip size indicates pelvic size and the amount of additional fat storage that can be used as a source of energy. Waist size conveys information such as current reproductive status or health status ... in westernized societies with no risk of seasonal lack of food, the waist, conveying information about fecundity and health status, will be more important than hip size for assessing a female's attractiveness." —Journal of Biological Psychology, 
Originally posted by Nick_X
I believe it's the inner Pedophile in men, and the Green Eyed monster of Jealousy in Women that is driving the skinny market. It's become massively popular since Kate Moss and CK advertisements and the trend has just continued with young models like Gemma Ward starting out when she was just 15 years old.
Also with womens beauty products - because you can put a higher $$$ selling something which is designed to achieve something which is harder to achieve, in this case, weight loss and being thin.
All the negative press about obesity and health just adds to the pile.
Originally posted by Jinglelord
My breasts are filled with love and life
my hips are round and well apart
such women they say - have sons. Cleopatra