When Joe Tex wrote the lyrics to the song “Aint Gone Bump No More With No Big Fat Woman,” he may very well have been telling a lie. According to a new study, when the stress level gets high, men tend to flock to big women. And previous studies suggest many black men do in fact suffer from depression.
Using a very small number of 81 men, the new study, “The Impact of Psychological Stress on Men’s Judgements of Female Body Size,” found that the experience of stress was associated with a preference among men for heavier female body sizes. These results indicate that human attractiveness judgements are sensitive to variations in local ecologies and reflect adaptive strategies for dealing with changing environmental conditions.
It's really hard to know what to believe these days, but if we just want to believe something, this might not be such a bad thing. Nevermind the fact, big just might be beautiful in the eyes of many men.