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What women find Attractive

in The Doing English Blog

Got an email from my mate this morning.

Phil Agostino.

If you’re fat and don’t want to be, he’s your (reassuringly expensive) man.

But anywaay.

The title was “What women find ATTRACTIVE…”.

Here’s a shamelessly copy-pasted extract —

“A recent study aimed to test how important physical strength is to men’s bodily attractiveness.

Women were shown photos of headless torsos and asked to rate either their attractiveness or their physical strength.

Here were the results… ‘…of the 160 women surveyed, not one found the unmuscled bodies more attractive’.


Ouch indeed.

People come out with all this rubbish about physical appearance not mattering, and make all kinds of excuses… but research like this clearly shows that when push comes to shove, actually nobody picks the fat guy with breasts bigger than his wife’s… or indeed the skinny guy who’s not even strong enough to hold himself up in the wind (yes, I’m looking in the mirror right now).

Sorry if this offends you, but it’s true.

Human beings are judgmental creatures… and we make our judgments fast.

Is it right?

Probably not, but it’s a fact and you can’t change it.

This is also true of your English.

While your school English teacher—and likely people you’ve spoken to—probably told you it doesn’t matter how you sound in English, just as long as you can communicate… that’s not really the whole truth. Yes, of course, you’ve got to suck first before you can get better and that stage is important.

But the point is —

Don’t STAY like that.

Each and every conversation you have should be better than the last.

Because if you do?

Don’t be surprised if you’re not the one picked as the “attractive” option.


P.S. If you want to become the “attractive option”, I recommend reading my bestselling book, Master English FAST (here).