Here is how to calculate the number that according to science makes you attractive to the female half of mankind.
Measure Of Attractiveness
Last week’s article on the six-pack as seen by the female eye got this blog to a high in hits.
It also prompted some inquiries about how you actually calculate the waist-to-shoulder ratio, that the two studies I cited found was a factor in perceived male attractivity.
So here goes for those of you that would like to get their decimal:
- Measure the circumference of your waist right above the navel and the circumference of your shoulders at their widest. Now take the number you got from your waist and divide it by the number your shoulders gave you.
According to the second study I mentioned, everything under 0.75 is on the good side, while 0.6 is, as said, the ideal. Everything above 0.75 is, when judged by female scrutiny, yuck.
It’s In Your Power
If you don’t make it, it’s no reason for a nervous breakdown. First of all, the width of the shoulders and the size or your waist can be influenced through exercise and diet. And second, the v-shaped body is only one physical signal of attractivity. And we haven’t even mentioned personality yet.
If you dare, show your number! Mine is 0.7, by the way.
Picture courtesy of Petr Kratochvil.