Which Muscle Groups Do Women Find Most Attractive In Men?
Wide, Strong Shoulders
A woman’s sexual satisfaction is strongly linked to her partner’s attractiveness and shoulder breadth, a study from the University of Albany found. The takeaway for meek-shouldered men: hit the gym. Broad, well-defined shoulders have always been considered a sign of strength and masculinity; plus, men with a higher shoulder-to-hip ratio reported having sex at an early age and with more sexual partners, according to David Perett’s book In Your Face: The New Science of Human Attraction.
Abs Abs Abs
In a (not-so-surprising) study conducted by Western Illinois University, women rated abs as the sexiest muscle on a man’s body, ThePostGame.com reports. It makes sense; your abdominals are front and center—well, if you’re not wearing clothes—so her eyes are inevitably drawn there at first-glance (other than your face, of course). Lucky for you, you can sculpt your abs; no such luck with changing your face. And to be fair, it’s not that women are completely shallow. Men with a large amount of abdominal fat have lower levels of testosterone, which translates to a lower sex drive and fertility, according to Gordon Patzer’sbook "Looks: Why They Matter More Than You Ever Imagined."
Ripped, Tapered Back
In a 2013 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, back broadness (remember that shoulder-to-hip ratio?), accounted for over 79 percent of the variability in a woman's perceived attraction to a man. Having a wide V-shaped back even trumped a man’s height and endowment when it came to physical attractiveness.
Women aren’t staring at the back of your head or the backs of your knees when you turn around. Surprise! Women like butts just as much (okay, maybe not as much) as men do, as evidenced by an AskMen poll. Of the 100 women surveyed, ajority expressed their adoration for strong glutes see, your girlfriend is paying attention when you watch football and baseball.
Defined, Strong Arms
In a HerCampus.com survey of over 100 college women across the country, a majority ranked arms as the biggest turn on. Women feel it’s a sign that you take good care of your body and admitted they love to see a hint of a man’s biceps through his t-shirt or sweater. Strong arms signify a man’s ability to protect a woman—and, inadvertently, his ability to lift her up…
Women are detail-oriented. In an AskMen poll, women said they loved a man’s hands because it says a lot about him like what he does for a living, as well as his devotion to grooming and maintenance. Bigger hands also relate to masculinity, though you probably knew that already.