Men's preferences in romantic partners: obesity vs addiction

Psychol Rep. 1995 Dec;77(3 Pt 2):1185-6. doi: 10.2466/pr0.1995.77.3f.1185.


Fewer men responded to a personal advertisement in which a woman identified herself as obese than to one in which she indicated a history of drug addiction. The men who responded to the two advertisements also disclosed their own obesity or addiction.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Attitude*
  • Choice Behavior*
  • Courtship*
  • Female
  • Gender Identity
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Obesity / psychology*
  • Self Disclosure
  • Social Desirability
  • Substance-Related Disorders / psychology*