SA men prefer curvy lovers
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
Victoria Milan chief executive