Dating Preferences by Body Type

Reprinted from Eating Disorders Review
January/February 2010 Volume 21, Number 1
©2010 Gürze Books

A review of 5,810 heterosexual Internet dating profiles showed that race-ethnicity and gender influence body type preferences for dates. White males overall were significantly more likely than non-white males to prefer to date thin and muscularly toned women, while African-American and Latino males were significantly more likely than white males to prefer female dates with thicker or larger bodies (Sex Roles 2009; 61:14).

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