Curvy look is girl's best friend

by TAHIRA YAQOOB, Daily Mail

Last updated at 10:46 13 May 2004

Men are more likely to stray if their partners are slender, a survey has found.

Those with skinny wives and girlfriends could be more interested in appearance alone - ensuring they are on the lookout for someone even more attractive.

In contrast, seven in ten faithful men have admitted they prefer their women a generous size 16 and over.

The revelations will be of little comfort to Victoria Beckham, still battling claims that her husband David had an affair with his personal assistant, Rebecca Loos.

The former Spice Girl, who initially captivated the footballer with her curvaceous figure, has become much thinner in the years since their marriage.

In fact, the furore

over Beckham's relationship with Miss Loos has seen her lose even more weight.

At a work meeting in Los Angeles, the 30-year-old singer, in a white mini and Mickey Mouse T-shirt, looked more slender than ever.

Friends said she had been unable to eat because of the stress of the allegations, which her husband has always denied.

More than 1,200 men were questioned in the survey to find out whether bigger women have more allure.

While nearly half of those questioned admitted cheating on a partner, most of those had slim girlfriends or wives.

Sixty-four per cent of men with a girlfriend under size 12 confessed to straying compared to 20 per cent of men whose partners were above size 12.

Seven in ten cheating men said they felt under pressure from their friends to ensnare a 'looker' and rarely had a relationship lasting longer than three months.

Seven in ten of those with slim girlfriends also claimed their lovers were too worried about their appearance to really enjoy sex.

In contrast, eight out of ten of those dating cuddlier companions said their love lives were 'fantastic and uninhibited'.

The study, carried out by fashion website, found the big is beautiful principle did not necessarily work the other way.

One-third of larger women, it found, preferred slim partners.

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