Societal conventions teach us that thinner women are more attractive. Men that marry chubby women are more likely to live a happy life. While plus-size women have had to battle against a lot of prejudice, men who marry them literally find themselves smiling more often.
Here are 8 reasons why men who marry chubby women are much happier.
1. Working Through Issues
Men that marry chubby women are actually more likely to work through the problems in the relationships as compared to men married to skinny women. They were less likely to simply give up on the problem.
2. More Open And Affectionate
Skinny women are more likely to be closed and distant as opposed to chubby women. They don’t really like to show how they’re feeling. In contrast, chubby women are more open and ready to show their affection. Making a man feel like he’s loved and wanted will also make him happier.
3. Happiness And Longevity
Stress, worry, and sadness have a direct impact on your longevity. Men who married plus-size women were found to be much happier than others and a happy life is more likely to lead to a longer life.
Even though images of skinny women are posted everywhere, labelled as ‘perfection’, the male subjects who had to undergo stress as part of the study later stated that they were more attracted to plus-sized women. Men who were undergoing stress found a wider array of feminine figures attractive as opposed to those who weren’t stressed. This throws up interesting questions about how men who have very hectic and stressful careers choose their partners and what they look for in them.
5. Shifting Perspectives
It is obvious that stress makes men see past the convention that skinny women are more attractive. Even experts agreed to see whether the level of stress can change our perspectives. If your stress level is higher, you will start seeing the world differently.
6. Why Does This Happen?
Many who have studied evolution in detail agree that this is a survival instinct. After millennia of evolution, the thought that skinny women are more likely to fall ill and suffer from fertility issues when you’re going through difficult times is more or less ingrained in men. Our brains are wired to ensure that the species survives and when a possible mate seems like she might not be able to carry a baby to term, a man’s instinct will always warn him against her.
7. Social Status
According to Martin J Tovee, when resources are running low, a heavy person must be someone who has enough fat reserves to get through that time and who has enough wealth to get the supplies they need. Both of these factors carry a lot of weight in the process of choosing a partner.
8. Men are not choosy
Scott M. Bea who is a clinical psychologist teaching at Cleveland Clinic said that men are less likely to be conservative in their choice of mate when it comes down to survival. The old saying ‘beggars can’t be choosers’ sums up this situation. When you’re going through a tough time you cannot afford to be choosy. For example, if a person is starving and hasn’t eaten in days, they won’t refuse an offer of food just because it is a dish they don’t like.