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Sexual Attractiveness?

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by sugar, Jan 13, 2002.

  1. sugar

    sugar TRIBE Member

    Watching this show about sex on CTV...

    They say (among other things) that men instinctively are attracted to women with a waist-to-hip ratio of .7 (an indication of health and fertility).

    So, of course I had to measure mine [​IMG]

    Waist measurement divided by hip measurement = .72

    I guess I have childbearing hips [​IMG]
  2. Deus

    Deus TRIBE Member

    anthropometrics are bull
  3. Vidman

    Vidman TRIBE Member

    I love you sugar
  4. sugar

    sugar TRIBE Member

    I'll only love you back if you have a .9 waist-to-hip ratio, as men are supposed to [​IMG]
  5. Temper Tantrum

    Temper Tantrum TRIBE Member

    What's Timo's?

  6. sugar

    sugar TRIBE Member


    That's good enough for me [​IMG]
  7. zoo

    zoo TRIBE Member

    i have a smaller waist than i do hips
    and the ratio is around .7

    does that make me as desirable and fertile and healthy as a girl with the same measurements?


    i think i did it right...
    .694 repeating
  9. Tonedeff

    Tonedeff TRIBE Member

    let's get hitched
  10. Cheer Bear

    Cheer Bear TRIBE Member

    mine's 7.3 i think
  11. Deus

    Deus TRIBE Member

    My ratio is 6.43, do you think I have a problem?
  12. Cheer Bear

    Cheer Bear TRIBE Member

    but then again i dunno how to measure it

    hahait's seven something
  13. Tonedeff

    Tonedeff TRIBE Member

    let's get hitched
  14. Plato

    Plato TRIBE Member

    .867 for me [​IMG]

  15. Tonedeff

    Tonedeff TRIBE Member

    let's get hitched
  16. Plato

    Plato TRIBE Member


  17. Nebu kad

    Nebu kad TRIBE Member

    that's bull. w/o anthropometrics life would be very awkward.
  18. PosTMOd

    PosTMOd Well-Known TRIBEr

    1) Measure your waist circumference.

    2) Measure your hip circumference.

    3) Waist divided by hip = the magical hitched with tonedeff ratio.

    Re-measure by moving the tape around until you have numbers that make you end up with 0.70 for women, and 0.90 for men.

    I just re-measured at 0.89... damn, I am one fine specimen of man-meat.
  19. Rosey

    Rosey TRIBE Member

    i must be a big ugly unattractive fuck because i don't need to measure to know i'm not gonna get the right number.

    i'll be out back hanging myself from the crab apple tree. [​IMG]
  20. PosTMOd

    PosTMOd Well-Known TRIBEr

    Oh, Rosey, I forgot to give you your b-day present:

    -- a two-metre length of rope
    -- a rickety stool
    -- bottle of rye

    Come get it anytime...
  21. Gibbon

    Gibbon TRIBE Member

    That ratio thing depends entirely on your geographical location.

    I remember reading the only things they found to be universal was clear skin and physical symmetry. In other words, you don't look diseased.

  22. PosTMOd

    PosTMOd Well-Known TRIBEr

    Here's an interesting abstract... just remember that, as humans, we can-- and do-- override any evolutionary "instincts"...

    Proc R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 1999 Jan 22;266(1415):211-8

    Visual cues to female physical attractiveness.

    Tovee MJ, Maisey DS, Emery JL, Cornelissen PL.

    Evolutionary psychology suggests that a woman's sexual attractiveness is based on cues of health and reproductive potential. In recent years, research has focused on the ratio of the width of the waist to the width of the hips (the waist-to-hip ratio (WHR). A low WHR (i.e. a curvaceous body) is believed to correspond to the optimal fat distribution for high fertility, and so this shape should be highly attractive. In this paper we present evidence that weight scaled for height (the body mass index (BMI)) is the primary determinant of sexual attractiveness rather than WHR. BMI is also strongly linked to health and reproductive potential. Furthermore, we show how covariation of apparent BMI and WHR in previous studies led to the overestimation of the importance of WHR in the perception of female attractiveness. Finally, we show how visual cues, such as the perimeter-area ratio (PAR), can provide an accurate and reliable index of an individual's BMI and could be used by an observer to differentiate between potential partners.
  23. MoFo

    MoFo TRIBE Member

    Like I said WAY BACK in another thread about attractiveness, I'd marry guys like you.
  24. MoFo

    MoFo TRIBE Member

    btw, symmetry = beauty is SOOOOO overrated.
  25. Magnolia Fan

    Magnolia Fan TRIBE Member

    Nebu represent!

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