There's no doubt that human beings are pretty different. We come in all shapes and sizes. We have things that like and things that we don't like. We eat different foods, listen to different types of music, watch different movies. We're attracted to and turned off by different things.
But at the end of the day, I really don't feel like people are all that different. We all just want to be loved and love someone at the end of the day, we all want the same basic things like security and comfort. Basically, we all just want to be happy.
And if we are so very different, then why is it that certain things become popular? Sure, there are some individuals who will always be outliers, but why is it so many people like the same product or the same food, or the same brand, or the same song?
Crafted from data and surveys collected by TreadmillReviews, 1,000 Americans were asked to put together the most attractive body types by gender that they could come up with.
The average "perfect man" would be just a tad taller than 6 feet with a weight of 187lbs. For women, she'd be almost 5 feet, 5 inches tall and slightly under 130lbs.
But it turns out that the "ideal" body types for both men and women haven't changed so much over the past three generations, at least when height and weight are involved.
The study was broken up by hair and eye color, along with skin tone. Medium skin tones won out for women, with fair for guys. Brown hair and blue eyes were the clear winners for both genders.
Face was the top choice for both sexes, with women caring about eyes and arms above all other body parts, and guys caring about butts and breasts.
Most people got in the ballpark of dating a person with "the perfect body," with a nice chunk getting super close. It looks like women were much more willing to date someone with a "very different" body type than they'd like, as opposed to men. For more information, you can check out TreadmillReviews' full study here.