...why do girls like men with abs.

Philippines
October 31, 2012 6:57am CST
I'm not the girly girl type so this issue has me scratching my head. But a friend of mine is and she keeps drooling on sexy pics of men with 6-pack abs. What is insufferable is that she wants her boyfriend to have one. Said boyfriend is a good person and I am confident that they will have a good marriage if they ever decided to tie the knot. But he's lean. I cannot imagine him growing muscles because he really doens't like it.
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@aabuda (1729)
• Philippines
31 Oct 12
I think girls are going gaga over abs because they are thinking that a person who has abs will likely to protect them from all forms of danger...
• United States
31 Oct 12
...by doing 400 sit-ups.
• Philippines
1 Nov 12
Aabuda. They might tihnk that way but i prefer aguy with a black belt in karate. matersfish. seriously, I can picture that.
@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
3 Nov 12
That type of fellow has no interest for me. It tells me he is obsessed with his body and his appearance. I want a man of substance who is a little rough around the edges. I'm not perfect and I don't want a guy who thinks he is or tries to be so.
• Philippines
4 Nov 12
I'm not perfect and I don't want a guy who thinks he is or tries to be so.Love this line.i hope that my abs-struck friend will also realize that she is also not perfect and not demand other people to be perfect in return.
@mzz663 (2775)
• United States
2 Nov 12
It's just something that she likes. I'm not sure why, but I've always been attracted to guys with chiseled chins/jaw lines and big biceps! Is there anything that attracts you to certain types of guys? I know things I don't like, crooked teeth is a big one and being way too thin. It seems like the things I like or don't like, are never what I end up with. The ex had crooked teeth and was thin, had no big biceps and his chin and jawline weren't chiseled at all. I never expected him to change. He was what he was.
• Philippines
4 Nov 12
It's okay if she's attracted to those guys, it's her preference, anyway. What I don't get is her demand that she turn this wonderful guy into something he's not. I know he doesn't want it because he hates the gym and basically,he doesn't need it.
• United States
2 Nov 12
It is a preference. Me? I love muscles but my guy doesn't have a body builder body! And I wouldn't try to make him into one! I love his inside and I respect him as a person. If your friend keeps this up she will lose her guy .
• Philippines
4 Nov 12
I think that is a possible scenario. And she will be moping and thinking why the guy left her in the first place.
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@Pegasus72 (1901)
1 Nov 12
I don't know how girls or woman drool over that either, I am married to my husband and that is it. Although I would love to meet Gene Simmons someday. He has been my all time want to meet celebrity. Go figure. Thank God my husband is hairy like him. Wink wink.
• Philippines
2 Nov 12
I think that is way too much information. But I appreciate it just the sam.
@andy77e (5165)
• United States
1 Nov 12
I guess I'm honestly more curious why girls like men at all. Unlike most men out there I don't have a selfish arrogance problem, where I think I'm G-d's gift to woman kind. That said, I also don't think I'm horrible and awful either. I'm fairly normal. Nothing particularly attractive, or anything special to be interested in. And I can see that most men are pretty plain, average and boring. Yet girls love them. Why? For what? What is it that makes the girls so desire to be with a man? It certainly can't be their cleanlyness. Nor can it be their odors and aroma (unless they use a ton of smelly stuff). I suppose you could explain it, but I'm not sure I'd get it.
• Philippines
2 Nov 12
As a woman, I'm also wondering about such thing. Unfortunately, I'm not an expert in a answering your questions as well as my own. I do hope I could gain somewhat an understanding form responses.
@lady1993 (20635)
• Philippines
1 Nov 12
I don't get why people are like this.. Although they are good to look at sometimes... but bulging abs are disgusting for me.. like wrestlers.. Maybe because it makes them look manlier and it's the trend, you see in magazines and billboards..
• Philippines
2 Nov 12
...I'm with you.It is also don't get but I sometimes observe it. I can't confront my friend directly since she's gonna assume that I have lost nay femininity out of me. Another thing that I couldn't get. They do look manlier but I do know there are men who are instantly obsess with their abs....which for me is freaky.
• Philippines
1 Nov 12
Well I hope your friend is not thinking of breaking up with her boyfriend because he does not have abs. That makes her shallow and superficial (sorry for the words I chose). People have different tastes and preferences - what may be attractive to one may be ordinary to other. So I guess you'll just have to deal with your friend drooling over pictures of men with abs. :D However, to look it in a different perspective, maybe girls like your friend are not really atrracted with the abs but the fact that those guys with abs are healthy and know how to take care of their body. Perhaps they are attracted to the discipline these men have.
• Philippines
2 Nov 12
I don't mind.I think she is quite shallow in preferring a good boyfriend fora guy just with abs. And yes,i am implying the guy with an abs. he has my respect for working and committing to something but I think there is always something more in men that women should look into. I really can't say but I don;t think you are right in your assumption. I just you are right and I am wrong.
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
1 Nov 12
well it's normal for a woman to like men with abs and a man to like women with guitar-shaped body I personally don't mind to see flat abs, but not flat as in magazines cover or 6 pack I think that's way too much strain for regular people flat as in the belly not hanging that's enough for me some people genetically have a large frame that slimming/flattening down is almost impossible
@marguicha (105986)
• Chile
31 Oct 12
The real question is why does your friend likes a man with abs! Not every woman likes them and I bet the the great part of the women prefer more normal guys. If I were her FB, I`d tell her to stop it or else. It`s clear that she does not like him as he is
• Philippines
2 Nov 12
I honestly don't know and I really want to know without being nosy or something .I would like to respect her choices even though sometimes, I think it is really silly. Some, times, I want to shake her as hard as I could.
@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
31 Oct 12
I'm not sure if she truly loves her boyfriend if she is so die-hard on changing his boyfriend (whom she is supposed to love as he is, especially as he was abs-less when they met)... it's a silly thing to force him to do that. I'm not a top model category girl, either, and it may be because of that, I don't know, but I don't like too muscular guys witzh muscly chests and sixpacks. I just don't find them attractive. My boyfriend has a bit heavier than average frame with a little belly, and for me, he has the best body in the world, I love him :).
@Sindelle (830)
• United States
31 Oct 12
I think a man that takes care of his body and has nice muscle tone is attractive. I do however also like men who are just average though. Some people just look for certain physical characteristics that excite them I suppose. She should however realize what is more important though. Hopefully she realizes that soon before she passes up something good or drives her boyfriend nuts lol.
• Philippines
2 Nov 12
I hope that she does realize it. I like her boyfriend even though he has no abs. but then again, if she wants to throw her lot to a man with nice abs but bitter personality, it's her choice. As long as she doesn't come crying to me at the end.
@kimte20 (89)
• Philippines
31 Oct 12
i dont like men with abs.
• Philippines
2 Nov 12
Me too. But my friend does and it makes me wonder why too.
@Angelpink (4022)
• Philippines
31 Oct 12
I don't know but i don't look at the abs of a man , some woman are as if dying if they can see these 6 pack abs. By the way , what is the essence of this thing ? Me ? i look for the brain and values of a man. As long as not so ugly then i guess that would be enough but i am respecting the other preferences of other woman.
• Philippines
2 Nov 12
Well, i guess we women have different preferences in men just as men have different preferences in women. I guess some women like the thing but others son't see it beyond the aesthetic of it.
31 Oct 12
hahahaha. because they're HOT ! as in sizzling HOT ! :)
• Philippines
2 Nov 12
I can't argue with that statement. I heard enough women and girl;s alike screaming when they see a guy with great abs. Nice to see,. I guess.
@Zer0Stats (1316)
• India
31 Oct 12
Cuz abs look like a washboard and women love doing laundry?lol..Girls are just programmed to like it just like we guys like girls with big boobs or big butts.At least all the guys gotta do is some crunches and lift weights but girls cant do anything to change the size of her boobs or butt.Well she can but it's more complicated..
• Philippines
1 Nov 12
Seriously? Yes.i think also that it is in a sense quite a program in our minds,whether we are male or female. However,women can now adjust their chest size f they wsh. And those design or miracle bras are not selling for nothing.
@seliokas (346)
• Lithuania
31 Oct 12
Hello Jeanne, I think it's in girl's genes to like Man with abs. If Man have abs, that means he is active, healthy , that means their kids will be healthy too, so its natural to like a Man with abs. Happy mylotting!
• Philippines
1 Nov 12
Fair point. However, my friend's boy friend is the same if not more. But he doesn't have abs. Does that make him a less suitable candidate?
@md_som (29)
• India
31 Oct 12
well if this is the case that girl really likes abs...then its the time i should go for it hehehe lol well in this world you will find different kind of person ..lets take example of girls like some girls like guy with abs, some like the guys with good looks , some girls like guys with good mind..blah blah... so it all depends on mentality and mindsets of person or girls that what kind of guys girls want to see as their partner.. thanks
• Philippines
1 Nov 12
I know that my friend likes abs and her boyfriend but I tihnk she;s adamant that the two marry each other - as in her boyfriend with abs. I feel sorry somewhat for her because the guy is the greatest d he still seems imperfect to her without abs.
@matersfish (6311)
• United States
31 Oct 12
I don't know. I just think women sexualize men just as much as men sexualize women, but it's not PC to state that women also want a man who's fit and attractive and "hot." "Oh, want us for more than our bodies!" scream the ladies. But who do the ladies drool over? A funny, nice guy like Jack Black, or a ripped, toned guy like Ryan Gosling? Muscles aren't every girl's thing, I'm sure. Just like I know plenty of guys who appreciate a nice butt over big boobs. But we're all drawn in some way to attractive people. We're all shallow. And while a person might fall in love with someone frumpy, pale and short like Mr. Black, that doesn't mean they're not rubbing one out to Gosling in the bathtub.
• Philippines
1 Nov 12
I can tell as much that muscles isn't my thing. I think I could pick a guy with a personality over a muscled man who reeks of vanity because of his muscles. It's good that they like to be healthy and fit but I can guess some are really obsessed with their accomplishment 9the muscles0.
• Calgary, Alberta
31 Oct 12
The same reason why guys love girls with huge watermelons. The same reasons why guys love girls with huge booties and the same reason why guys loves women with small waist. I think women love abs because its sexualized on tv. centuries ago, a woman's bossom is not seen as a sexualized organ, Women can get out of their homes with no worries but out of a sudden it became a thing of desire for women. I think women see it as a sign of being a real man.... when n reality a lot of men with abs dont like women.
• Philippines
1 Nov 12
Thanks Capt for your explanation. I also think that having great abs is like a chick magnet of all sorts. I tihnk women would like to touch it but only touch it and nothing else. agree with materfish. Boobs are really quite a statement, especially those women who want really big sizes. With cosmetic surgery, you can them perfected. thanks zeedo for the background info.