- Gender and Relationships
What Your Waist to Hip Ratio Tells Men
Why Waist to Hip Ratio is of Such Interest to Men
Why would men be interested in your Waist to Hip Ratio? Up until recently, WHR (Waist to Hip Ratio) was used as an indicator or measure of a person's health, but now researchers have found WHR to be a significant measure of female attractiveness. It appears that men are more influenced by WHR than by BWR (Bust-Waist Ratio) and hip size.
Does this surprise you? We all know that men are very interested in the physical attributes of women, but why men behave in this way isn't always as it seems. So, the next question to ask is why?
"Sure God created man before woman. But then you always make a rough draft before the final masterpiece."
WHR- Natures Stamp of Approval
Across cultures, centuries, and continents, studies have confirmed that waist to hip ratio (WHR) is a central factor in how attractive a woman is perceived to be. The WHR can be defined as the ratio of the circumference of the waist to that of the hips.
It is a well researched fact that a waist to hip ratio of 0.7 for women and 0.9 for men are good indicators of general health and fertility. Research analyzing historical text, images, and artwork also strongly suggests that the ideal WHR has remained unaltered even as our cultures have changed.
The general hypothesis is that men unknowingly find women with an optimal WHR more attractive because these women are more fertile. The WHR is nature's secret stamp of approval, as the fertility enhancing hormone estrogen is highest in women with an optimal WHR.
Though 0.7 is the optimal WHR, keep in mind that WHR allows for considerable variation in size and build. For example, both Anna Nicole Smith and Kate Moss have different bodies, but identical waist to hip ratios (.69). Before you try the WHR calculator , take a look at the following WHR of some famous women: Megan Fox (.77), Angelina Jolie (.73), Jessica Alba (.70), Jennifer Lopez (.67), Hoopz (.67), Kim Kardashian (.65), Marilyn Monroe (.63), and, of course, Barbie (.55).
As you can see, even in Hollywood the WHR varied amongst the stars. Have fun with the WHR calculator, but don't let a number define you. Women come in all shapes and sizes, and that is a beautiful thing. This concludes lens one, lens two- Beauty Isn't Just Skin Deep, and lens three- The Ugly Truth will introduce/discuss other reliable indicators of attraction. Try the Waist to Hip Ratio Calculator and use the other links below to learn more.
Reference Material Links
Where all the reference material that went into this lens can be found.
- Scientific Studies Confirming WHR
Read the studies and research that has been done on WHR and human attraction.
- "The Goods" Part 1 - Adam Factors 1-3
The complete blog post with links and the first question in Adam
- Keeping Score Data
The score results of how men actually viewed the physical attributes of the women in their lives
- Vision Not Needed to Know a Good WHR
European study involving men blind since birth and WHR preferences
- WHR Matters for Men Also
Study confirming WHR plays a role in male sexuality too.
The Science Behind Waist to Hip Ratio
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