This Is What Your Partner Really Wants You to Look Like, Survey Shows
Here's how men and women feel about their partner's height, weight, and body hair.
While you hope that your current or potential romantic partners see attractiveness as being beyond skin deep, physical attraction tends to be a key factor in building a romantic connection. The good news is that physical beauty is subjective—at least that's what 68 percent of respondents to YouGov's 2021 Body Image Study say. In addition to asking more than 1,300 U.S. adults how they feel about their own bodies, the survey asked men and women what they find attractive and unattractive in a romantic partner, including the physical attributes they tend to prefer in a companion. So, read on to discover what your partner really wants you to look like when it comes to height, weight, body hair, and more.
Women who prefer a taller partner: 63 percent
Women who prefer a shorter partner: 2 percent
Men who prefer a taller partner: 6 percent
Men who prefer a shorter partner: 36 percent
Men who prefer a slimmer partner: 25 percent
Men who prefer a less slim partner: 12 percent
Women who prefer a slimmer partner: 11 percent
Women who prefer a less slim partner: 16 percent
Women who find armpit hair unattractive on women: 60 percent
Men who find armpit hair unattractive on women: 54 percent
Women who prefer less chest hair on men: 28 percent
Men who prefer less chest hair on men: 21 percent
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Women who find leg hair on men attractive: 34 percent
Men who find leg hair on men attractive: 21 percent
Women who find hairy backs on men unattractive: 70 percent
Men who find hairy backs on men unattractive: 59 percent