(NEWSER) – You might think a guy’s attraction to curvy women might be hard-wired, but a new study finds that stress actually has something to do with the body type he finds attractive. When put in stressful situations, the men in the study found heavier women more attractive and found a wider range of bodies attractive, the BBC reports. It makes sense because there are known to be cross-cultural differences in body type preference, the researchers say. ”If you look at environments where food is scarce, people’s preferences for body size in a potential partner are shifted,” says one co-author. “[The preference] appears to be much heavier compared to environments where there’s plenty of food and a much more relaxed atmosphere.” Previous studies have found that other lifestyle factors, including economic and physiological stress, also have an impact on what people perceive to be physically attractive. “You try to fit your preferences to what works best in a particular environment,” a researcher says.
Hey scientists – take your food scarcity and your ecosystem analysis and shove it up your nerdy assholes. Dudes who are stressed want to get their rocks off. Whats a surefire way to get your rocks off? Go after fat chicks. When you’re riding high and doing well at work and feeling real good about yourself – you shoot for the stars. Go talk to the 10 out of 10 smokeshow like you’re the cats pajamas. Maybe you just got a new job or a bonus or you’re on a hot streak with chicks. Whatever the reason may be, when you’re care free you go for gold.
Now, when you’re at rock bottom, whole different story. Maybe you’re broke and unemployed, or maybe you’ve just been dumped by your girlfriend. All you wanna do is get completely shitfaced and stick your dick inside something. Beggars can’t be chosers. And stressed out depressed dudes are certainly beggars. Doesn’t matter if we’re talking about a cave man who’s starving for food and wants a fat cave woman, or a modern day dude who’s dick is starving and just wants to harpoon a whale – when you’re down and out you go for the sure thing.