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Old 25.10.2010, 19:39
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Ugh, he looks scary, really. He weight lifts too much, eats those funky protein bars and weighs himself each times he poops. Not attractive. Call me weird.
WEIRD!!! He is lush. oooooerr..
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Old 25.10.2010, 19:41
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Re: Men are embarassed by their pot bellies

I think it's all about proportion, but personally, I dislike bellies on blokes.

When I was a kid, the men of the village had to walk past our house to get to the local pub. I saw their guts grow year by year - urgh!!! Some of them actually looked deformed.
Beer-drinking and an unhealthy diet was the suspected cause. (Well, it was the unenlightened 70s)
This probably explains my aversion.......
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Old 25.10.2010, 19:42
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Re: Men are embarassed by their pot bellies

Interesting that the male "Pot bellies" are only seen from an aesthetic point of view. I wonder if some girls could name also some other practical advantages
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Old 25.10.2010, 19:57
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Interesting that the male "Pot bellies" are only seen from an aesthetic point of view. I wonder if some girls could name also some other practical advantages
It's been covered.

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Old 25.10.2010, 20:13
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Interesting that the male "Pot bellies" are only seen from an aesthetic point of view. I wonder if some girls could name also some other practical advantages
I think it is all subconscious, I think people go for athletes because they sense determination and discipline, and like the aesthetics, etc., while bellied men (and I am not talking prego looking guys) are sought for cuddliness, manliness and the fact I think they are actually more healthy than the real skinny guys, often. Mind you, this is just my personal theory. You can be active healthy person and still have a bit of meat on you, makes you look like you won't fall apart when things get hectic, etc.
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Old 25.10.2010, 20:14
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It's been covered.



I don't see any other way you can put practical and advantage better than this
That guy looks like he is 14 months pregnant of twins...
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Re: Men are embarassed by their pot bellies

Personally I'm turned off by a man with a big belly but that's just me. I prefer a man to be on the lean side. Much like men that have their individual preference toward a woman's body type.

That being said however if my husband developed a big belly I'd still be attracted to him because the attraction is based on so much more than just the physical aspect of his body. I'm much more concerned with his overall health as I want him around for a long long time, happy and healthy. He doesn't diet per se but he takes good care of himself by making sure that he exercises regularly and I do the same, we promised each other we would do that to stay in shape for each other. We eat sensibly most of the time but we do allow our selves indulgences from time to time.

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Old 25.10.2010, 20:19
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I think it is all subconscious, I think people go for athletes because they sense determination and discipline, and like the aesthetics, etc., while bellied men (and I am not talking prego looking guys) are sought for cuddliness, manliness and the fact I think they are actually more healthy than the real skinny guys, often. Mind you, this is just my personal theory. You can be active healthy person and still have a bit of meat on you, makes you look like you won't fall apart when things get hectic, etc.

Flat - bellied doesn't necessarily mean skinny. Just fit.

And apparently, the more a guy has around his middle, the more he is at risk of heart disease.
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Old 25.10.2010, 20:45
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Flat - bellied doesn't necessarily mean skinny. Just fit.

And apparently, the more a guy has around his middle, the more he is at risk of heart disease.
Sure, but skinny does not mean healthy at all, nor fit. I have met more bearish guys with a slight podge that were strong and pretty healthy than I met healthy and skinny guys, actually. Just think about all those trendy skinny clubbers who party whole night on booze and snorting whatever else, they might even have an interesting 6pack and other muscles from all the hip dancing, but probably nowhere near healthy sustainable lifestyle. There is something jolly about a chill confident man with a little meat on his stomach who does not overdo his BMI or calorie counting, hahaha..
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Old 25.10.2010, 20:52
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Sure, but skinny does not mean healthy at all, nor fit. I have met more bearish guys with a slight podge that were strong and pretty healthy than I met healthy and skinny guys, actually. Just think about all those trendy skinny clubbers who party whole night on booze and snorting whatever else, they might even have an interesting 6pack and other muscles from all the hip dancing, but probably nowhere near healthy sustainable lifestyle. There is something jolly about a chill confident man with a little meat on his stomach who does not overdo his BMI or calorie counting, hahaha..
Well, I was thinking of someone in particular. He has a great body and it's not from dancing and snorting; more like hard work and good diet.
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Old 25.10.2010, 21:06
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Re: Men are embarassed by their pot bellies

Yeah, there is always somebody healthy or unhealthy and attractive or unattractive to represent whatever theory we want, hahaha...As long as people are happy with themselves, I think, that's all that matters. If someone gets embarrassed about their little love handles, I understand. Just wanted to shoot at the myth that all girls like skinny guys with no potbellies
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Old 25.10.2010, 21:07
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Have you named it?

Arrgh! I-can-not-resist!
How about Sancho Panza!

Off to the bunker now, cards anybody?
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Well not to worry... plenty of nice women tend to like their men without pot belies, so you'll be fine.
don't care about those too
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Old 25.10.2010, 21:10
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Re: Men are embarassed by their pot bellies

I agree with Ms Music, couldn't care less about physique.
If a gent is confident, intelligent and has a wicked sense of humour, the rest is rather secondary.
On the other hand.. short is a turn off.
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I agree with Ms Music, couldn't care less about physique.
If a gent is confident, intelligent and has a wicked sense of humour, the rest is rather secondary.
On the other hand.. short is a turn off.
Even if he has man-boobs as well?
It's highly likely if he has a pot belly.....forgot to mention that
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Just think about all those trendy skinny clubbers who party whole night on booze and snorting whatever else, they might even have an interesting 6pack and other muscles from all the hip dancing, but probably nowhere near healthy sustainable lifestyle. There is something jolly about a chill confident man with a little meat on his stomach who does not overdo his BMI or calorie counting, hahaha..
dancing gives you an amazing body. all the pro/competitive dancers i know have fantastic bodies. in particular arms are really nicely toned without having the muscular 'body-builder' look.
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dancing gives you an amazing body. all the pro/competitive dancers i know have fantastic bodies. in particular arms are really nicely toned without having the muscular 'body-builder' look.
Could you have made that comment any gayer???
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Old 25.10.2010, 21:22
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Re: Men are embarassed by their pot bellies

Aren't we getting all picky here, haha... I think having choice over physical features is either for fetishists or people ordering mail order brides.
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Re: Men are embarassed by their pot bellies

Having come a little late on the scene, (all puns intended) i was going to mention something about this thread being useless without pics - until someone was kind enough to add Mr Jackmann (whom i can stare at all night, might i add, but this would be a little unproductive).

Someone once said something about the Titanic only looking good near the ocean, when referring to their male criteria, and the pot belly which was not so far away...

If men are embarrassed enough about their bellies, then they do something about it. Else they are not, and live with it.

Last Friday, I saw enough "less than skinny" men with women all over them... Bodysize probably/possibly has little to do with a mans overall sex appeal.
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Last Friday, I saw enough "less than skinny" men with women all over them... Bodysize probably/possibly has little to do with a mans overall sex appeal.
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