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post #31 of 38
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Originally Posted by thinman
I totally agree.

I recall learning about a recent study which concluded that a woman's hip/waist ratio rings the bell with guys on an instinctive, primal level. I think this was a PBS show, but I can't remember the original source.

That sounds more like it, want some child-bearing hips to pop out 12 little Johnnies. Although I don't know if I've ever really noticed the ratio consciously, the first thing I look at is the face. Butta-faces need not apply.
post #32 of 38
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To address that theory more, it's possible that, long ago in human history, the need to breastfeed more sometimes had negative effects on reproductive success. Also, a Wiki page that isn't worksafe mentions a theory that a small chest has a risk of suffocating a baby by putting its nose and mouth too close to the body. However, it is accepted that very large breasts increase suffocation risk.
post #33 of 38
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Originally Posted by mensimageconsultant
A discussion with someone else in the field prompted this. Perhaps because offensive projects don't easily receive funding, it seems no one has researched whether a woman's breast size affects her chances of marrying. There is much evidence that, in both sexes, physical attractiveness affects chances of marriage. For women, presumably breast size (relative to body size) is a factor. On the other hand, breast size might only affect whether a woman marries 'well' or not, and of course some women use padding. What do you think?
I think it's complete bullshit.

First, it completely depends on the man and the culture. In some ethnicities, breasts are much smaller naturally (in Asian women, for instance).

Second, attractiveness is entirely subjective. Some people find really fat people attractive. Some others are probably attracted to amputees. There's really no accounting for taste.

Third, the whole study you suggest would be completely meaningless. Who cares how likely someone is to GET married. The issue is STAYING married. And that has a lot of factors other than looks. There are tons of attractive people out there, and they can have the largest, perkiest breasts you've ever seen. Does that mean that they will make good, lasting, life-long partners? Of course not. Maybe they will get married more readily, and maybe they will have fun for a couple of years. But unless their husbands are marrying them because they are truly compatible and work great as a team, that marriage is not going to last. Bottom line: marry your lifelong partner, not the girl who gives you the biggest boner.
post #34 of 38
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Originally Posted by Saucemaster
While we're at it, I'd like to dispute the notion that "breast men" all go for size. I am a confirmed breast man, and size isn't nearly as important to me as perkiness and overall figure. A very thin woman with large breasts often looks a bit disproportionate, and I think the whole is always more important than any individual part. A woman who wears an A-cup can have breasts just as attractive (as far as I'm concerned) as a woman who wears a D-cup.

In any case, attractiveness is about a lot more than breasts (or legs, or boo-tay, or hair, or even face... though not nearly as much on that last one).

Yeah, as they say, "anything more than a handful is just wasted". Besides, there definitely seems to be an inverse relationship between overall size and nip action. Gotta have that good nip action workin'.
post #35 of 38
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Originally Posted by zjpj83
I think it's complete bullshit.

First, it completely depends on the man and the culture. In some ethnicities, breasts are much smaller naturally (in Asian women, for instance).

Second, attractiveness is entirely subjective. Some people find really fat people attractive. Some others are probably attracted to amputees. There's really no accounting for taste.

Third, the whole study you suggest would be completely meaningless. Who cares how likely someone is to GET married. The issue is STAYING married. And that has a lot of factors other than looks. There are tons of attractive people out there, and they can have the largest, perkiest breasts you've ever seen. Does that mean that they will make good, lasting, life-long partners? Of course not. Maybe they will get married more readily, and maybe they will have fun for a couple of years. But unless their husbands are marrying them because they are truly compatible and work great as a team, that marriage is not going to last. Bottom line: marry your lifelong partner, not the girl who gives you the biggest boner.


This whole idea of image is really wearing thin for me. I know that this is a forum on clothing, but I honestly believe that most people here are actually INTERESTED in the subject matter rather than in how you can project something that you are not to others or what image people have of certain attributes. However, I may be the only one.
post #36 of 38
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This whole idea of image is really wearing thin for me. I know that this is a forum on clothing, but I honestly believe that most people here are actually INTERESTED in the subject matter rather than in how you can project something that you are not to others or what image people have of certain attributes. However, I may be the only one.

Talk like that tends to portray you as old-fashioned and decidedly modern in this post-modern world of surfaces. May I suggest a few ways in which you might reformulate your opinion so as to appear more contemporary and desirable?
post #37 of 38
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Originally Posted by iammatt


This whole idea of image is really wearing thin for me. I know that this is a forum on clothing, but I honestly believe that most people here are actually INTERESTED in the subject matter rather than in how you can project something that you are not to others or what image people have of certain attributes. However, I may be the only one.

That's what people think image consultants do? Maybe some do it (or try to do it, as insincerity usually becomes obvious rather quickly), but image consultants are supposed to teach people how to emphasize their good qualities. Which is necessary because the default impression many people make highlights their negative qualities, or qualities that others interpret negatively, such as reserve perceived as timidity or arrogance.
post #38 of 38
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Originally Posted by zjpj83
I think it's complete bullshit.

First, it completely depends on the man and the culture. In some ethnicities, breasts are much smaller naturally (in Asian women, for instance).

Breast size relative to one's culture, of course. (Actually, it is somewhat more complicated than that, because what someone finds physically attractive generally is due to exposure to it in the formative years.)

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Second, attractiveness is entirely subjective. Some people find really fat people attractive. Some others are probably attracted to amputees. There's really no accounting for taste.

There is plenty of cross-cultural agreement on attractiveness. It's well-documented. If you want to see evidence, ask politely.

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Third, the whole study you suggest would be completely meaningless. Who cares how likely someone is to GET married. The issue is STAYING married. And that has a lot of factors other than looks. There are tons of attractive people out there, and they can have the largest, perkiest breasts you've ever seen. Does that mean that they will make good, lasting, life-long partners? Of course not. Maybe they will get married more readily, and maybe they will have fun for a couple of years. But unless their husbands are marrying them because they are truly compatible and work great as a team, that marriage is not going to last. Bottom line: marry your lifelong partner, not the girl who gives you the biggest boner.

Agreed. However, the permanence of relationships as it relates to any aspect of appearance (other than height) would be very hard to study, people who aren't particularly superficial still will rule out others on the basis of physical features, and people apparently are becoming more superficial.
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