Why Is Muscularity Sexy? Tests of the Fitness Indicator Hypothesis [pdf] (sscnet.ucla.edu)

TheRedPill

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32 comments submitted at 00:40:00 on Aug 15, 2013 by RedSunBlue

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  • Rollo-Tomassi
  • 8 Points
  • 14:22:19, 15 August

One thing that most guys overlook is that a muscular physique IS an indicator of dominance for women.

Before a word is spoken or a behavior acted out, a woman's evolved hindbrain picks up on visual cues of dominance. Since a man in better physical shape was so consistently associated with a dominant personality and dominant behavior this became the physical cue for women's arousal.

Of course you can be a Beta chump and still pull tail because you're good looking, but it's not because of dominance – it's the appearance of dominance. Likewise Game and applied dominance may get you the bang, but only after you overcome the handicap of lacking an appearance of dominance.

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  • RedSunBlue
  • 2 Points
  • 04:02:55, 16 August

> Of course you can be a Beta chump and still pull tail because you're good looking, but it's not because of dominance – it's the appearance of dominance. Likewise Game and applied dominance may get you the bang, but only after you overcome the handicap of lacking an appearance of dominance.

I think you've just summed up the Game vs. Looks debate.