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Do Girls Like Muscular Guys? 5 Points for Guys to Remember

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Do Girls Like Muscular Guys?

Do girls like muscular guys? Yes, however, the media and popular culture has conveniently decided that girls only like muscular guys while skinny or chubby guys are a complete no-no.

Impressing a girl takes much more than bulging biceps, washboard abs and a toned body. Here we take a look at the following 5 things muscular guys should remember if they really want to be sexy and attractive:

  1. Out-of-proportion bodies are an eyesore
  2. Women like muscular guys as long as they don't dominate
  3. A great personality defeats a great body
  4. Women can sometimes be intimidated by muscular guys
  5. A muscular body looks good, within limits
Shirtless Hugh Jackman on Bondi Beach. He may not be the guy with the biggest body in tinsel town but his muscular and well proportioned body is definitely eye candy for the fairer sex.

Shirtless Hugh Jackman on Bondi Beach. He may not be the guy with the biggest body in tinsel town but his muscular and well proportioned body is definitely eye candy for the fairer sex.

1. Out-of-Proportion Bodies Are an Eyesore

The key for muscular guys to make their bodies look sexy and attractive is to maintain great proportions. It's when some guys take exercising to a whole new level that their bodies start to bulge in extreme manners at some places.

Consider the classic example of the guy who at one time had the world's biggest biceps. Did he really think that women would fall for his 27-inch biceps? To have muscular bodies that look hot, guys should work on developing good proportions rather than extreme bulges at some parts of their bodies, no pun intended. After all, if men can demand women to have hourglass figures, without a doubt, the fairer sex can have some demands too.

Tip: Women love a well-balanced body. Don't go all guns blazing to get bigger guns. Don't focus on bulking up one single body part.

2. Women Like Muscular Guys as Long as They Don't Dominate

A muscular body may give a man a slight boost in his ego and self-confidence. But that in no way reduces the amount of appreciation and affection he needs to shower his woman with.

Muscular guys with egos as high as the Empire State Building often come across as rude and curt. Girls like muscular guys who can be dominantly male with the world while being warm and gentle to them.

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Tip: If you have a muscular body, spice up your personality and attitude with a pinch of chivalry and become the ultimate gentleman. You will sweep your girl off her feet, literally.

If girls really liked all muscle and no manners, Gisele Bündchen wouldn't have fallen for Leonardo DiCarpio. Neither would have Selena Gomez for Justin Bieber. Nor JLo for Marc Antony... The list is long. But we think you've got the point.

If girls really liked all muscle and no manners, Gisele Bündchen wouldn't have fallen for Leonardo DiCarpio. Neither would have Selena Gomez for Justin Bieber. Nor JLo for Marc Antony... The list is long. But we think you've got the point.

3. A great personality defeats a great body

Do girls like muscular guys? Yes. But will a skinny guy beat a muscular one if the former has a better personality? Definitely. No amount of muscularity or a hot lean body can match a friendly and fun personality. There is much more than brawn that the 21st-century woman and girl looks for in guys.

Surely Leonardo DiCaprio had a lot of competition when it came to impressing his one-time girlfriend Gisele Bündchen who was a Victoria's Secret model. She would have been around hunky models day in and day out. And back then, Leo was not the bulkiest guy around. Yet Leo's charming personality won over everyone else.

Tip: Bank on your friendly smile and fun attitude rather than your bulging pecs to impress your lady love.

4. Women Can Sometimes Be Intimidated By Muscular Guys

While guys may have missed the point here at first, girls will know exactly what we're talking about. Sometimes guys with great bodies can overshadow their girlfriends. It's like one woman wearing a daring dress with a plunging neckline to steal the spotlight at her friend's birthday party.

Gentlemen, the last thing you want to do is attract all the attention to yourself when you are walking on the road with your girlfriend. So if you have a muscular body, that's great. But if you think that your muscular body is stealing the limelight away from your woman, tone it down a bit.

Tip: Whether you are at the beach or simply out on a date, make sure you let your girl steal the spotlight. Don't wear something more bling than her if you are going to a party. Don't wear something too skimpy than her just because you want to show off your six-pack. If you are going to be hotter than her, you may very well be giving her self-confidence a big hit.

While this body may look great on a pro body builder, you may be out of place if you are a 9-5 office worker carrying around a freakishly big body. In picture is Ronnie Coleman posing at Mr. Olympia 2009 in Melbourne, Australia.

While this body may look great on a pro body builder, you may be out of place if you are a 9-5 office worker carrying around a freakishly big body. In picture is Ronnie Coleman posing at Mr. Olympia 2009 in Melbourne, Australia.

5. A Muscular Body Looks Good, Within Limits

A muscular body is great to have. Surely girls will drool over a fit body on the beach but there is a fine line between uber muscular and a big body. When we say big, we are talking about the massively pumped-up bodies that men carry around as if they were pumped in with air.

It is considered ok when professional bodybuilders and wrestlers carry around gigantic body frames. They've got to do it for a living. But when the average joe walks out with a body the size of a gorilla, it does raise a few eyebrows, not always in the best way.

Tip: Unless you are a pro bodybuilder, aim to get a muscular yet lean body to impress the fairer sex. If you are an average joe working a 9-5 job and bulk up like Ronnie Coleman, that may look weird.

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