Researchers believe they have identified what most women consider to be the ‘perfect’ male body.
The conclusion was drawn after a treadmillreviews.net surveyed 1,000 Americans, reports the Daily Star, over what physical attributes they looked for in the opposite sex.
So guys, are you ready to feel inadequate and inferior? Then proceed.
According to the findings of the survey the ‘perfect’ male specimen is six feet in height, weighs 187lbs, and hits the gym for at least 8 hours per week.
So women ideally look for a man who is above average height, but interestingly he would technically be overweight according to the National Institutes of Health body mass index.
At that height and weight you’d register a BMI of 25.4, narrowly over the threshold for being overweight of 25.
If that isn’t you though don’t worry, the figures have been broken down by generation too, offering a glimmer of hope.
That glimmer is extinguished pretty quickly however when you realise millenials, generation X, and baby boomers all still want relatively similar physiques – with each’s notion of the perfect man standing at six feet.
The only real variation comes in the form of older generations having a preference for slightly heavier men who work out a bit less, while the younger women surveyed would rather a fella work out more and weigh less.
Time to get working on an award winning personality I guess.