Science says that chubby older fathers are more attractive to women than their counterparts.
Most men who entered marriage experience several changes in their lives. Those changes are the combination of physical and emotional. This is due to a number of adjustments made to cope with the new life’s reality.
But the most evident change that can be seen among men after marriage is the increase in their body weight. In fact, the latest study which investigates the impact of fatherhood on weight found that men after entering marriage have an increasing body weight.
The body weight gain, as researchers believed, is due to the lifestyle changes. Fathers have a fewer amount of time to go to the gym every day and to get sufficient sleep.
In our popular culture, all types of media determine what is sexy and what is fatty. And sexiness is what modern culture worships. As a result, almost all people in different races toil to attain the standard imposed by the society we are living in.
Fortunately, some contemporary scientists claim that fatty body is not always ugly. The assumption is in total contrast to the common belief. Interestingly, older chubby fathers are found to be more attractive to women.
What makes chubby older fathers become attractive to women?
Richard Bribiescas a professor of anthropology at Yale University said that “pudgy” middle-aged men are healthier than their younger counterparts (men in their 20’s and 30’s). Not only healthier than younger men, but older chubby men are also more attractive to women than younger men.
Why? Because chubby older fathers tend to stay at home rearing their children and taking care of household chores. So “Dad Bod” is an indicator that a middle-aged male is investing more time for his family rather than mingling with other women.
In addition, Professor Bribiescas also suggests that middle-aged chubby men are less likely to suffer from cardiovascular diseases and prostate cancer.
Older married males tend to consume more foods than younger and non-married males. Professor Bribiescas notes another benefit of gaining weight.
“This change in body consumption not only causes men to shop for more comfortable pants but also facilitates increased survivorship and, hypothetically, a hormonal milieu that would more effectively promote and support paternal investment.”
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