Do Women Find Muscular Men Attractive? – (Statistics From Women)

We recently went to the streets of New York to ask men about their preferences, and the main question was “Do women find muscular men attractive”. Not many of them had a quick answer for that, and it took some time to rethink if they find muscular men attractive. We also did our research on other similar polls, and we took the average from all of them to make our data most relevant and show it to you in this article.

For now, as a quick answer to the question: “Do women find muscular men attractive” we will say… Yes, women do find muscular men attractive, about 72% percent of total women were in favor of this statement, and only 7% percent said that they are against that, and the rest of them were indifferent. That gives us 21% percent of women who don’t have any opinion on this topic, but almost all women in our street interview told us something more about it, how muscular the man should be or which parts of the body should look better than others, stay with us to learn more!

Statistics in details

You can say that 72% is not enough to convince you that women do like muscular men, but think about 21% of women that don’t know yet if they do like it or not. Those women just need some more time to rethink if they like it, so let’s say that only half of them will be positive about that idea, then we can speak of another 10.5% of women that consider muscular men to be attractive. And that adds up to around 83% of women that find muscular men attractive.

Do Women Find Muscular Men Attractive?
Do Women Find Muscular Men Attractive?

You should be looking at women that definitely said they don’t like muscular men, and that’s only 7%. If an individual woman didn’t say straightforwardly that she doesn’t like that, then we have a high chance that she will like it in the future. Almost all of that 72% said it definitely, and they were sure about that answer. 

What should be the maximum muscularity level for a man?

Many of the men that we’ve asked said something additional about this topic. Half of them said pointed out that they don’t mean a man should be a female bodybuilder, but something in between. Unfortunately, almost all said that they will feel more comfortable if their man won’t be looking like a typical bodybuilder, but with healthy-looking abs and arms, they are perfect.

Many pointed at the abs, as the main body part that they will like to see muscular. So guys you know what your goal should be, that visible six-pack! 

Why do women like muscular men?

We asked about this, and our friendly Dr. Jill Rokicky who has a psychology degree to give us the best answer, and that’s what she said: “Human beings are attracted by muscles and repel by body fat. We all know that we are attracted by muscular bodies, which is common in our nature. We associate muscles with a healthy body build, that comes from our ancestors when they needed to fight for food to survive, also today we don’t have that many muscular people so they stand out from the crowd, and that’s what we like.”

Only 5% of men in total are above the normal range of muscle mass, which means they really stand out from the crowd. So if you see a muscular man on the street that’s a really rare view, but it is more than 5 times more likely to happen than seeing a muscular woman. In our recent poll, we asked the men “How thin is too thin for a man” so make sure to stay in some healthy range with building a muscle mass.

Dr. Jill Rokicky also said: “A half of the women won’t publicly admit that they like when a man is muscular, because of the social aspects. It can even be considered a fetish. If a man starts to get muscular above the average levels, like being a bodybuilder, society will start to slowly start to view them differently.

Also, for example, a poor person can’t hang out with rich people because that looks weird to many, and that’s why most women even if they do like when muscular men, won’t publicly admit that”. That’s just how it is in 2023, and we can’t change the world, but we can change people around us, so try to stick with people who support your goals!

Men ashamed of their muscles

In a world where being skinny is often seen as the ideal, many men are ashamed of their muscles. They feel like they don’t fit in with the “normal” body type and are self-conscious about their appearance.

However, there are many benefits to having muscles. They can make you stronger, more coordinated, and more confident. Additionally, studies have shown that people with more muscle mass tend to live longer and have a lower risk of developing chronic diseases.

Despite the many advantages of being muscular, some men still can’t seem to shake the feeling that they’re not good enough. This is often due to media images that portray skinny men as the standard of attractiveness. If more men saw themselves as attractive and valuable regardless of their size, they would likely be much happier and healthier overall.

In summary – Do women find muscular men attractive?

As a man you should aim to be healthy and build some muscle mass, and don’t be ashamed only because people around you treat it as something bad – they can think that you are exalting yourself, so just don’t give up! From our data, we can say that there are more women that do like muscular women and even more if we count in those who won’t publicly admit that.

So keep up doing a great job at your gym, and stay positive! That right woman for you is somewhere there and she will find you no matter what, and if your body can help you stand out from the crowd then it will be even faster for her to find you.

Stacy Reed
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