CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories


skinny - is it what guys want?

i have been wondering this for a skinny what guys really want? I know it's good to be healthy and thats why I am on a diet - but to be skinny? I don't think that should be a goal. So guys I have a question for you......would you rather have the skeleton girl with a BMI of less than 20 or a healthy curvy girl?

Tue. Jul 24, 1:41pm

Add comment  
compare the women shown in men's magazines to those in women's magazines. there's your answer.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007, 2:31 PM

Add comment
curvy girl

Tuesday, July 24, 2007, 3:21 PM

Add comment
Why are you so concerned about what guys want? You should want to lose weight for yourself, not some random jackass.

I love how the word curvy is now used to designate absolutely any body type except thin. Has it ever occurred to you that perhaps thin people can also be curvy, in it's more stricter sense of having feminine curves? I have a large bust and a good waist to hip ratio, but I only weigh 120 pounds. So... I'm not considered "curvy" just because I'm not chubby?

And for the record, a HEALTHY BMI is 18.5 and above. Having a BMI below 20 doesn't designate someone as a "skeleton," but it may designate them as thinner and less bitter than you.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007, 3:34 PM

Add comment
why is there one bitchy poster on every single thread? stop reading into every thing so much-sometimes people just are curious about things and feel like asking questions anonymously! honey you sound more bitter than the OP despite being only 120 lbs.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007, 3:37 PM

Add comment
The question is wrong

I'm a guy. I love women. Woo!

I'm so much more attracted to a woman that's confident in herself.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007, 3:39 PM

Add comment
I was listening this on the radio this morning. Some university did a study on what traits are men attracted in women evolutionary and this is what they came up with.

Measurments 34E/24/34 apprently this is sign of fertility as well as 5'8" height wich is sign of a good health, not too short not to tall, and suprisingly enough brown hair. Brown hair is shinier which is a sign of a lot of estrogen another fertility sign. Kelly Le Brook was the example. Here, now the science confirmed it, too.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007, 3:44 PM

Add comment
It's been my experience that when men mean curvy they mean, flat stomach and long legs with big breasts and round hips.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007, 3:47 PM

Add comment
when guys say they like "curvy" girls, it doesn't mean that they like overweight girls! All the girls in men's magazine's have more to them, but they are still really fit and well-toned. and yes, most of them have big boobs and nice, toned buts. in my opinion, thats what guys want. not a stick-figure, not a girl with too much fat on here, but a well-toned, healthy looking, clean person!

Tuesday, July 24, 2007, 6:12 PM

Add comment
I think it depends on the culture. Black men I was with told me I was too thin, and in fact they were attractted to women with larger breasts and a larger butt and thighs. To them, I was not curvy enough. I asked them about this and they told me that they do not like fat women, they just like more substance, as in meat, not fat.
My current boyfriend thinks I am a bit on the pudgy side, and he is white.

I think that nomatter how curvy men like their women, there is still a general concensus: No man likes weight on the stomach or waist - they like it on the butt and breasts. Curvy means just that - not rolly, not wide, not pudgy. Curvy like an hourglass. The other thing I'm sure men like is no cellulite, no rolls in weird places, and loose soft jiggly places.

I used to think a lot about this too - which should I be, thin or curvy? Well it turns out that it's a rediculous question. Don't worry about getting too skinny and losing fat. You don't need much of it anyway, and most women look better with less baggage. Worry about being healthy and active - this will give you that tight and toned hour-glass body, no matter what size.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007, 8:15 PM

Add comment
I'm a guy and definitely a curvy woman!!!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007, 4:59 PM

Add comment
My experience is that men like a woamn that is confident and funny. As long as you are healthy,despite your weight and have those attributes you will be attractive.

Thursday, July 26, 2007, 8:26 AM

Add comment
all guys do not look for the same type of body shape or the same type of personality in a woman. be yourself. if you are unhappy with how you feel around others, do something to improve your feelings (whether that be taking classes, getting therapy, exercising more, reading for the blind...whatever), but do it for yourself. if you base your attractiveness to men on your body's shape, i think you will be shorting yourself and will probably attract shallow, controlling, selfish men. if you base your attractiveness, on the other hand, on how well you can carry on a conversation or how well-read you are or on your sense of humor, you will probably attract men who like you for who your are inside and that's what's really important. in the victorian era, much emphasis was placed upon how socially ept a person was, taking into account manners, signs of empathy, respectfulness, conversational skills, getting along with others in all situations. i think these values have been lost in many ways. but, they say that history repeats itself, so i am basing my attractiveness to men on the above listed qualities. best to all!

Thursday, July 26, 2007, 8:41 AM

Add comment

Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight


How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources


Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner


Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge