Tell that to all the gym nuts downing protein shakes and making #gains.
So to sum up, the study claims that men like blonde, blue-eyed women, but women like short men with dad-bods. “What the research shows is a changing preference in what people find attractive but of course preference can’t predict compatibility,” explains Match’s dating expert Vicky Pavitt.
” In terms of professions, women like doctors, whilst men prefer freelancers – ahead of doctors, teachers and architects - more time on their hands to cook their dinner, perhaps?
It's probably not worth rushing to the hair salon though, as a 2011 poll of 2,000 men found 60 per cent actually prefer brunettes, and that was the conclusion Match drew just two years earlier.
(Fickle lot, these men.) And modern women are supposedly pretty turned on by the whole “letting oneself go” aesthetic, with participants citing the 'dad bod' as a glorified male body type.
“Some may think that men are the shallower of the sexes, but the number of dating profiles I've seen with rigid height requirements from women torpedoes that assumption,” one single man, Lee Johnson, 32, told . Match analysed its members' dating preferences to paint a picture of what makes someone desirable in 2017, and the results are perplexing on many levels.
“I get that dating a guy who's a little shorter than you may mean that you can't wear heels on a night out, but is that really such an inconvenience that you'd risk missing out on Mr Right over it? When it comes to what men look for in women, apparently they go for - prepare to be shocked - ladies with long blonde hair and blue eyes.