August 17, 2005

CHUNKY, NOT HUNKY (via Robert Schwartz):

Playgirl's hunks? The hairy, chubby & poor! (RIVKA BUKOWSKY, 8/16/05, NY DAILY NEWS)

Forget waxed chests and rock-hard abs. A new survey finds ladies like their men scruffy, a wee bit chubby - and definitely not a metrosexual.

Playgirl asked 2,000 of its readers what they find sexy in a man and the answers were surprising: 42% said they thought love handles were kind of sexy and 47% approved of chest hair.

The mag, which often features toned, hairless males in its beefcake photo spreads, is now searching for a man who meets readers' standards.

Average Joes everywhere can send photos to models@playgirlmag.com to compete for a shot at a pictorial in a future issue.

Rich playboys need not apply - only 4% of women said the size of a man's wallet mattered. Metrosexuals are also out: 73% want a guy who is "rough around the edges."

"This survey shows that the guy who's most attractive to our readers is not your average Hollywood hunk," said Playgirl editrix Jill Sieracki. "It's the average Joe who came up on top. Women are practical about their choices, and they're smart."


Demonstrating, if there was any doubt, that The Wife is the smartest person on the planet.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 17, 2005 4:09 PM
Comments

Mine is smarter than yours is.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at August 17, 2005 4:15 PM

Rich playboys need not apply - only 4% of women said the size of a man's wallet mattered.

Hmmmm...

I'm guessing that there's a floor to that willingness to ignore wallet size.

Posted by: Michael Herdegen at August 17, 2005 4:15 PM

Bill hurts Great line in Body Heat:

What do you want? I've got it all: ugly, horny, stupid.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at August 17, 2005 4:19 PM

OJ - it said chest hair, not back hair...

Posted by: at August 17, 2005 4:20 PM

I can comb it over.

Posted by: oj at August 17, 2005 4:23 PM

"...only 4% of women said the size of a man's wallet mattered."

Yes, and when polled, we are all watching a Ken Burns retrospective on PBS rather than Spongebob Squarepants on Cartoon Network....aren't we?

Posted by: Bruce Cleaver at August 17, 2005 4:39 PM

Bruce:

Since they don't even where them in their back pockets, have even 1% of men ever even noticed a woman's wallet, nevermind the size?

Posted by: oj at August 17, 2005 4:44 PM

Umm - I thought only gay men read Playgirl (and only gay men pose for it) - why does the editor refer to the survey as indicative of what women want?

Posted by: Shelton at August 17, 2005 4:50 PM

Based on this, I'm overqualified.

Posted by: Bob Hawkins at August 17, 2005 4:53 PM

OJ -

Good point. I, and most other men I know, are ruled by callipygous women.

Posted by: Bruce Cleaver at August 17, 2005 5:00 PM

The rest of us are ruled by women with humongous

vocabularies.

Posted by: joe shropshire at August 17, 2005 5:07 PM

I like women with great . . . tracts of land.

Posted by: Twn at August 17, 2005 6:40 PM

"only 4% of women said the size of a man's wallet mattered."

I don't think so.

Posted by: Ali Choudhury at August 17, 2005 7:05 PM

This survey highlights the fact that 96% of women lie.

Posted by: carter at August 17, 2005 7:16 PM

We all know the wallet answer is a lie, but it really doesn't affect what's shown in the magazine, does it?

Posted by: Chris Durnell at August 17, 2005 7:18 PM

if only they'd asked regarding the credit availble on the plastic cards in the otherwise empty male wallet.
Mike

Posted by: Mike Daley at August 18, 2005 12:02 AM

The 96% are clearly lying. I personally prefer men with big, big, big, big. . . yachts.

Posted by: She Who Must Be Obeyed at August 18, 2005 12:50 AM
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