Survey Reveals What the "Perfect" Male and Female Body Should Look Like

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Survey Reveals What the "Perfect" Male and Female Body Should Look Like

Using celebrity body parts and facial features, UK lingerie and sex toy retailer BlueBella held a survey asking both sexes on what the "perfect" body should look like for both male and female.

Ever wanted to know what the perfect male and female body would look like? Thanks to a survey conducted by UK lingerie and sex story retailer BlueBella, we now know the answer to both questions. The test group, which consisted of 500 men and 500 women in the UK, used celebrity body parts and facial features to "build" the perfect body from head to foot, and the results are a little surprising. Interestingly enough, the female demographic's ideal body for women was actually thinner in almost every aspect than the male groups' choices -- save for the breasts.

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Women surveyed preferred a slimmer figure and chose Kate Middleton's long locks, Cara Delevingne's face, Jennifer Aniston's breasts, Gwyneth Paltrow's flat stomach, Emma Watson's slender hips and supermodel Elle Macpherson's long legs. Over on the men's side of the spectrum, UK males chose Scarlett Johansson's blonde hair, Megan Fox's sultry face, Kim Kardashian's bountiful breasts, English actress' Michelle Keegan's tummy, sexy model Kelly Brook's full hips, and supermodel Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's legs.

For the ideal man, it reveals that men prefer a more hulking physique compared to what women actually want. Men asked picked Brad Pitt's hair, soccer star David Beckham's face, Hugh Jackman's enormous biceps, Ryan Gosling's washboard abs and footie star Frankie Lampard's chiseled legs. As for the women surveyed, they like muscles, too, but not as big as what men themselves want. The female group's view of what a "perfect" man should look like consisted of English pop singer Harry Styles' floppy 'do, Irish actor Jamie Dornan's more angular face, Brad Pitt's smaller (compared to Hugh Jackman's) biceps, Brit model David Gandy's torso and David Beckham's legs.

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It's important to note that the men and women surveyed were from the UK, that means there's a high possibility that women and men from other parts of the world will have their own version of what the perfect body should look like for each gender. Also, don't forget, that "perfect" and "beauty" are almost always in the eyes of the beholder, so there's no one right answer.

Do you agree that the perfect male and female body should look like the ones pictured above? If not, what would your choices be?

Source and Image: BlueBella via AskMen

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What the fuck am I looking at? It's like doctor frankenstein went insane.

I realize that it's probably due to the patchwork nature of this sort of thing, but I find the "perfect female body according to men" horrifying on some level. Like a stitched together homunculus put together by barely-competent surgeons using 18th century medical diagrams.

Interesting that both men and women have a reasonably close (to my eye) ideal though.

Does it reveal the perfect celebrety dick? If not, I don't care.

Well that was both horrifying and disgusting.

I don't need to say that this study was useless. What's perfect to one set of people is different to another set of people. All four of these pictures don't appeal to me very much. Perfection is impossible.

Racecarlock:
What the fuck am I looking at? It's like doctor frankenstein went insane.

This is from his blue period.

In any case, the solution is obvious: fire, and lots of it.

The White Hunter:
Well that was both horrifying and disgusting.

That's why Brad Pitt's sexay image is there...to prevent eye-burn. xD

This survey must have been fun to do. But yeah, those pictures are kinda weird...

I'm honestly surprised that Jennifer Aniston and Frank Lampart made it to the list.A lot of Chelsea fans in the UK I reckon.

Reminds me of Jim's episode on coffee surveys. Is this really what people think or just what society expects of them to say.

Megan Fox's Face on the perfect female?

Also I think Brad Pitt is much more sexy than either of those guys.

Well, this thread is going well ... it's just "omg it looks weird" well of course it does and of course it looks like a frakenstein 'cos it is!

Anyway, it is kind of telling. Men like curves but media has warped the body expectations of women, so they think the ideal woman is a stick and the men have gone for a chunkier, larger boobed woman. Women seem to love straight hair and men like curvier.

Should be a self esteem boost to curvy women!

On the other hand, guys and gals seem to have the same idea about the perfect guy is like ... the only significant difference is women like head hair, just lots of hair on the face and head.

I agree with the overall male ideal for a female body.
Minus the face, because I've always found Megan Fox to be kind of...fugly...in that regard.

I agree with the overall female ideal for a male body.
-Minus the facial hair, which I've never liked.

I, personally, find whales and skeletons nasty.
I've never understood people who found either body types appealing.

While neither of those images is perfect to me (nor would I ever use celebrities in my definition of perfect as I find too many of them to have an airbrushed look for my taste), I must say that, when comparing these images directly, I'm gonna have to side with the women on this one. The 'male's' idea of a perfect man and woman are both freakishly horrifying.

Creeeeepy. Though it is nice to know women like hairy men. I myself would never go without the stache - I just feel naked without it. But just one question - do the Hugh Jackman arms come with claws? Cuz if they do, I'm all for that.

I can honestly say those images, all four of them, are the real life uncanny valley. At any rate, I would disagree entirely. I don't need to mix and match to find my ideal woman - I'm not too fussed about arms or legs as long as they look nice. Breasts aren't a major concern, as long as they're not tiny - I know from knowing people with the same concern that too big breasts can cause back issues, plus I'm not a fan of beach balls anyway (peaches are better than melons as far as I'm concerned). I don't like girls who are too slim, to the point of being borderline eating disorder, but although I kind of like curvy girls I'm not a fan of when they're too big. By the way, there's no set limits for any of these things - case by case basis really.

What does it for me is nice hair and a nice face, I want a girl who's cute and pretty rather than a 'conventional beauty', and shoulder length hair is my favourite (I don't see why the hair needs to be much longer than that, and extensions are a massive NO in my book. Same with peroxide blonde unless it's natural, and with loads of makeup plastered on the face). The pictures above have what I would call 'too much hair'. Red hair is a definite YES, though black or dark brown is pretty awesome too. That's pretty much it for me.

Oh, and I like Irish girls too. Seriously, give me a pretty Irish girl and if she's not a complete bitch and we get on okay I will just fall in love, straight away. It's the accent. Such a turn-on for me...

By the way, don't take the above to mean I'm shallow, I'll happily go for girls who don't meet any of those requirements if we get on well and match in other concerns, like personality-wise and so on, it's just that the above are the traits I'm most attracted to...

>not pictures of Bjork

The UK has no taste, maaaaaaaan.

Ah well, I don't need a survey to tell me what I find attractive.

The women's choice for the perfect female body is definitely preferable, to me.

But I'm also kind of "meh" on the very idea of a perfect body. There are a great variety of beautiful body types, after all.

AnthrSolidSnake:
I don't need to say that this study was useless. What's perfect to one set of people is different to another set of people. All four of these pictures don't appeal to me very much. Perfection is impossible.

Do you see the contradiction in your post?

In the second phrase you say that there is such a thing as perfection for a set of people, while in the last phrase you say that perfection is impossible.

Obviously perfection is not impossible, as long as you consider it relative to certain sets of people. It very reasonable to assume that an individual can pinpoint the ideal (= perfect) body shape for him or herself and once you got that down, it is pretty simple to calculate an average over a larger population.

That obviously doesn't mean that the result will match everyone's taste, because that is what average means.

Overall I find the survey very interesting, because the results show feeling of inadequacy in both genders: The women think they need to be thinner than the men wish they were while the men think they need to be more buff than the women want them to be. I think that is a pretty neat result for a such a small survey.

Apparently perfect people are white.

Good to know.

GameChanger:
Apparently perfect people are white.

Good to know.

Excellent nitpicking and misunderstanding, bro.

OT: looks like it's time to hit the gym even more.
I have seen the mountaintop, and now I shall reach it.

Oh so it's women who idolise slender women and men who like them curvy?
Can I stop being blamed for that now please?

Exterminas:

AnthrSolidSnake:
I don't need to say that this study was useless. What's perfect to one set of people is different to another set of people. All four of these pictures don't appeal to me very much. Perfection is impossible.

Do you see the contradiction in your post?

In the second phrase you say that there is such a thing as perfection for a set of people, while in the last phrase you say that perfection is impossible.

Obviously perfection is not impossible, as long as you consider it relative to certain sets of people. It very reasonable to assume that an individual can pinpoint the ideal (= perfect) body shape for him or herself and once you got that down, it is pretty simple to calculate an average over a larger population.

That obviously doesn't mean that the result will match everyone's taste, because that is what average means.

Overall I find the survey very interesting, because the results show feeling of inadequacy in both genders: The women think they need to be thinner than the men wish they were while the men think they need to be more buff than the women want them to be. I think that is a pretty neat result for a such a small survey.

No, I don't see it. The problem is I didn't word what I meant correctly, so that's my fault. I meant there is what people consider perfection, and then there's "true perfection", which can't exist because that would mean it would be something that literally everyone would agree on.

As a man i would say that the female is only 1/6 correct. Scarlett Johansson's hair is right but to be perfect it needs to be combined with her face, legs, arms, stomach and breasts... can everyone see where i am going with this.

Seriously though the female could look better with a face that belonged to someone other than Megan Fox, i don't know why, but i have never been mad about her.

If the polled were only able to choose from a specific pool of candidates, the results have already been predetermined to some extent.

Seems like they surveyed a bunch of 13 and 15 year olds. Personally, I've seen more "perfected" bodies without the aid of celebrities and hack'n'slashed body parts.

This seems to support the idea that the media has huge influence on people.

weirdee:
If the polled were only able to choose from a specific pool of candidates, the results have already been predetermined to some extent.

Good point. I'd be interested in the actual mechanics of the study. It's a wonder how naturally biased the study was.

This is not a scientific survey...

As is it just shows the ideals of people living ina very specific portion of western europe.

Donzacuceron:
I'm honestly surprised that Jennifer Aniston and Frank Lampart made it to the list.A lot of Chelsea fans in the UK I reckon.

You could say that. Football is by far the most popular spectator sport in the UK, and Chelsea are one of the most popular teams. Frank Lampard is one of the most well known sportsmen in the UK.

Alex Co:
Interestingly enough, the female demographic's ideal body for women was actually thinner in almost every aspect than the male groups' choices -- save for the breasts.

Might be just the stuff I read, but I thought it was pretty commonly recognised that women like women to be thinner than men like them. That's why fashion models (who need to appeal to other women) are rake thin whilst the women who appear in men's magazines are much curvier.

Also, did you mean "save for the breasts" or "in particular the breasts"?

th3dark3rsh33p:

weirdee:
If the polled were only able to choose from a specific pool of candidates, the results have already been predetermined to some extent.

Good point. I'd be interested in the actual mechanics of the study. It's a wonder how naturally biased the study was.

I think some people are taking this a little too seriously. It's a tongue-in-cheek survey by a sex toy brand, not an academic study. It's just meant to be a fun bit of promotion.

Amusingly enough, the male and female bodies (according to guys) are both beefier than their female-constructed counterparts. Guys just like meat on dem bones, I guess.

Also, Megan Fox's face on the perfect woman? The UK is dead to me now.

No, this is what the beauty and workout industries want you to believe is a 'perfect' body. What happened on people having their own standards and not following what they see on TV, a magazine or on the internet?

I'm a man, and I find both the perfect man & woman "according to me" horribly unattractive (disgustingly so even).

The women's choices are better, but still nowhere near what I would call perfect.

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