A study conducted by the department of psychology at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 2017 found that men who were in a relationship with fat women were 10 times happier than those who were with a thin one.
In addition, they communicate better in contrast to those who have skinny girlfriends, who tend to be more reserved.
According to the same study, men smile more with fat partners and are more likely to solve problems more easily.
This study also concluded that, because they are overweight, getting pregnant and carrying the baby’s weight does not figure as a problem.
On the other hand, in 2016 a study by the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, found that men who suffer high levels of stress find that obese women are more attractive.
University researchers surveyed men undergoing exhausting training for army cadets, as well as those whose environments remained unchanged and stress-free.
The study, published in the journal Ethology, found that as the level of stress of the cadets increased, they were more willing to prefer the faces of fat women more.
The reason for this, it seems, is because women who wear a few extra pounds are more able to survive difficult times, such as a famine or a war, the study authors say.