Why women don't care about your body as much as you do

By M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.

Are you obsessed with your body shape?

These days so many men are obsessed with the idea of having a perfect body. They follow a certain diet to get six packs, they exercise a lot and they do a lot of effort to stay in shape. Of course taking care of your body shape is a very good habit. After all you can hardly change your body shape without developing some good personality traits such as patience and commitment.

But the important question here is, do women care about men's bodies as much as men do?
The short answer is not as much as you think. How many times you saw a woman describing how great a celebrity looks only to find her later marrying a man who is totally out of shape?

Don't get me wrong, we humans are visual beings. We care a lot about the looks of things and we do judge books by their cover. Both men and women do care about looks but for women there are so many other factors involved in the attraction process apart from a man's body shape.

Why women don't care about your body as much as you do

Men are straight forward and easy to understand. A woman who is perfectly in shape can motivate men to approach her even if they didn't have enough information about her but for women things are different. (see also What attracts men)

Women don't get attracted to celebrities who look good because they look good but they get attracted to them because they are celebrities, rich, famous, successful and above all that looking good.

In other words when a woman expresses her admiration of a good looking celebrity she is in fact impressed by the whole package and not just the looks. Many women might not even be aware of the things that impress them and that's why you might find them describing the looks when they are asked about the things that caught their attention. (see also 5 things that attract women)

You can easily understand the way women get attracted to men by visualizing an electric circuit that has so many switches. The current won't flow in the circuit unless all the switches are turned on. Yes one of those switches might be physical appearance but if there are more switches, which is usually the case with women, then the current won't flow unless they are turned on as well. (see What turns women on)

How important are looks to women?

Many women can sacrifice looks for the sake of resources or some important personality traits. Again this doesn't mean that those women don't care about looks but it just means that they favored other things over looks. This can also happen with men but it's much less common.

So what's the moral of the story?
If you are a man then know that caring about your body shape is a great habit but don't lose your confidence if you don't have the perfect body. Just keep trying but never let it bring you down.

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