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This or That: Athletic or Slender Build?

Of course, personality, charm, wit, and good looks are important when it comes to scouting out a potential suitor, but body type definitely plays a role, too. I personally like bigger men, who make me feel small and more importantly protected, but I have friends that have always been attracted to slender, skinny guys. It's all about personal preference so tell me, do you prefer a man with an athletic or slender build?


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ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
I like 6ft and up a little bit on the Husky side... I like to feel safe, so I want a guy with the broad shoulders.... big hands... big feet haha... I just like a tall guy who's got some substance to him. But sometimes I find myself eye thing really slender guy, but I never never fall for the meat head. I like my men to have a neck. haha.
Symphonee Symphonee 8 years
I am so glad to see that so many chicks like their men a little squishy. I love a good footbal player-esqe, constuction worker like, I don't work out but I could punch you out type of guy. My guy is 6'2" and about 225lbs. He is atheltic in a working hard kinda of way not work out kind of way. I have always loved the beefier guys that tend to be naturally bigger. The kind of guys that if they stopped going to the gym they would still have basically the same build.
nikks nikks 8 years
I have a thing for athletes esp. hooopers!!!!! <3
pink-elephant pink-elephant 8 years
I like in-betweens...but I definitely go for toned arms!!
genesisrocks genesisrocks 8 years
Somewhere in the middle but more on the athletic side
LoveSarah LoveSarah 8 years
I've always liked the tall skinny nerdy guys :)
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I'm a sucker for big, broad shoulders and some meat on my guy. Heck, my husband's twice as big as I am and I kind of like it that way. I dated a guy in college that was a bit of a beanstalk and every time we'd "play wrestle", I'd actually hurt him and that kinda turned me off.
myystque myystque 8 years
I definitely prefer bigger guys to skinny guys, but I like both of the men in the picture above. :)
MzKita MzKita 8 years
Lol, @ "in a perfect world".
emalove emalove 8 years
Whichever...I've dated guys of both body types before, and I can be attracted to either! I am definitely not attracted to overweight guys though.
melizzle melizzle 8 years
Athletic, bigger dudes. You know, the lineman type. But go figure, I'm married to a skinny dude. ;)
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
Well, my boyfriend is tall and skinny. I will say that sometimes it feels as though he is TOO skinny. I guess I just prefer skinny within reason -- somewhere in the middle. I'm not turned on by muscles.
le-romantique le-romantique 8 years
Weird... I love big burly, hairy men. The over athletic guys are the biggest turn off ever... not only does it make ME insecure, it generally seems more like a LIFE to them rather than a hobby or an occasional thing for good health.
karlotta karlotta 8 years
I like my men boyish. Slender and hairless. Naked, my boyfriend looks like he's 12 (well... not all of him - LOL) Like Katherine, I found the guy on the left athletic too - I'll show you slender!
katherinev katherinev 8 years
what does it say about me/my boyfriend that I couldn't tell the difference until I noticed the punching bag?
aka-Daria aka-Daria 8 years
I bet if this same poll was on women and what men preferred, women would be hollering how it shouldn't matter about bodytypes and it's what's on the "inside" that counts.
Athena123987 Athena123987 8 years
I like the naturally broader build, not so much the "I spend hours at the gym" look. Bonus points for chest hair! ;p
pippins_halfling pippins_halfling 8 years
I've always really liked skinny guys for some reason.
untitled1 untitled1 8 years
I agree with Pistil. I don't want someone too skinny or too muscular.
jesssa jesssa 8 years
i kinda agree with le romantique, i like a huskier but athletic build; broad shoulders, strong arms, :D . skinny guys are a turn-off.
javsmav javsmav 8 years
tall & skinny
nattylite nattylite 8 years
oy i've dated the meathead (welll...more like a wannabe meathead). but my new biff is a bigger guy....not huge but def not "defined" or "toned" by any means. it's funny cuz i'm tiny but you know something about him is just so sexy! so i'd have to say neither : ) altho melo d give me a reggie bush and you can spoon me off the floor cuz i melt just thinking about him!!
Melo-D Melo-D 8 years
I need muscles. I've dated both types but if I had to choose, give me the football player! Lol. Now, give me a running back or a wide receiver or even a sprinter.
le-romantique le-romantique 8 years
I'm actually attracted to semi-heavy set men. stick thin men kinda creepy me out. . .
lucky_karabear lucky_karabear 8 years
hah I'm a 5'11" Amazonian so he *has* to be taller and bigger than I am. So definitely gotta be athletic b/c I don't want my guy to look puny in comparison to me...not cute
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