SA men pre­fer curvy lovers

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - METRO - KARISHMA DIPA [email protected]

SOUTH AFRICAN men are among scores of males in cities around the world who seem to pre­fer their mistresses to be curvy.

These men who stray from their com­mit­ted re­la­tion­ships also pre­fer their lovers to have longer hair and would ap­par­ently choose ad­ven­tur­ous­ness over ma­tu­rity.

This was ac­cord­ing to a re­cent sur­vey which aimed to dis­cover ex­actly which qual­i­ties and at­tributes made a woman the per­fect mis­tress.

Over­all, it found that the ma­jor­ity of men who took part in the study ranked a woman’s phys­i­cal ap­pear­ance over in­tel­li­gence.

The study was con­ducted by Vic­to­ria Mi­lan, an on­line dat­ing net­work for mar­ried and at­tached peo­ple who wanted to cheat.

The find­ings were based on mined data from thou­sands of Vic­to­ria Mi­lan mem­bers from 22 coun­tries in­clud­ing South Africa, Aus­tralia, Bel­gium, Brazil, Ger­many, France, Ar­gentina, Spain, the Nether­lands, Greece, the UK and the US.

The re­search con­ducted by the on­line dat­ing net­work re­gard­ing the ideal mis­tress was orig­i­nally done back in 2015 when the re­sults showed that slim women topped the list.

The same study was done by Vic­to­ria Mi­lan late last year and the up­dated poll re­vealed a com­pletely dif­fer­ent type of mis­tress.

Dur­ing the ini­tial study, 40.2% of 4 427 men reg­is­tered on vic­to­ri­ami­lan. com chose slim women over curvy (38.6%) to have an af­fair with.

Three years later, how­ever, these men’s phys­i­cal pref­er­ences have changed: now 40.8% of these other 4 803 par­tic­i­pants pre­fer cur­va­ceous mistresses over 35.2% who keep choos­ing slim lovers.

Ac­cord­ing to the men who took part in the poll, the per­fect mis­tress also has long hair and this at­tribute has in­creased in im­por­tance over these past years: from 41.2% to 42.3%.

Vic­to­ria Mi­lan chief ex­ec­u­tive and founder Sig­urd Vedal ex­plained that they re­peated the study as pref­er­ences change.

“We wanted to re­peat this sur­vey be­cause phys­i­cal stereo­types have changed a lot over the past years.”

“Con­se­quently, these re­sults show ex­actly how men’s phys­i­cal pref­er­ences are now dif­fer­ent and all types of women are rep­re­sented in the sur­vey.”

The re­sults of both stud­ies also re­vealed that phys­i­cal ap­pear­ances are more im­por­tant than per­son­al­ity for men who seek an ex­tra­mar­i­tal af­fair.

In 2015, 67.4% chose ap­pear­ance over per­son­al­ity (29.6%), while in 2018 phys­i­cal looks were more im­por­tant for 70.1% of un­faith­ful men.

For just 26.9% of the par­tic­i­pants, per­son­al­ity is more im­por­tant than phys­i­cal ap­pear­ance.

Ac­cord­ing to 28.3% of the men polled in 2018, a woman who is el­e­gant and stylish is pre­ferred, while in the pre­vi­ous sur­vey this fac­tor was only im­por­tant for 11.4% of men seek­ing an af­fair.

The most re­cent re­sults of the sur­vey also showed that just 5.6% of the men sur­veyed pre­ferred their mistresses to be ma­ture but that a sense of hu­mour was among one of the top traits they looked for in a lover, as 67.6% were look­ing for a funny lover.

These men’s phys­i­cal pref­er­ences have changed: 40.8% pre­fer cur­va­ceous mistresses

Sig­urd Vedal

Vic­to­ria Mi­lan chief ex­ec­u­tive

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