I love to exercise. I constantly went to the gym when I was a teen. As you get used to a certain environment and keep going to a certain place for years, you tend to make many observations and conclusions about the place.
I always believed that women would hardly pay attention to a man just because he is lifting heavyweights. Still, as I kept observing the gym’s environment, I realized few interesting things about that matter.
I have noticed that women send more attraction signals to men who lift heavier weights. Of course, this doesn’t mean that it’s a general rule that lifting heavy would attract a woman, but it only shows that women do care, to a certain extent, about a man’s ability to lift heavyweights.
But how can this make sense?
After all, when choosing a life partner, a woman usually uses more complex criteria to evaluate men, so how can something that seems superficial such as lifting heavy weights can influence a woman’s decision?
In this article, I will explain why this happens.
Why this happens
Women are biologically wired to look for the strong and protective man because women understand that a strong man can protect them and protect the offspring. They tend to get attracted to men who show signs of masculinity.
When a woman sees a man lifting heavy weights, she actually makes many conclusions about that man. The first conclusion that a woman makes is that this man is strong. When a woman believes that a man is strong, she believes that this man can be a good protector.
In addition to that, lifting weights requires a lot of willpower since the man won’t always be in the mood. If a man lifts heavy weights every time, he probably does so even when he doesn’t feel excellent, which sends another indirect message to women, telling them that this man is strong-willed.
In addition to that, lifting heavy weights requires a lot of tolerance and endurance. A woman can easily conclude that the man who lifts such weights is tolerant and tough.
So when a woman sees a man lifting a heavyweight, she doesn’t look superficially at that event. Still, her subconscious mind actually makes many calculations that let her conclude that this man might be a good relationship partner.
Trying hard to impress a woman doesn’t work.
If a man tried to make noise or catch attention while lifting weights, this might turn women off. Women like natural men. They don’t want to be with someone who is faking strength or trying to seem powerful, but they want to be with a man who seems powerful by nature.
This is why women get impressed by the ones who seem strong by nature and not the ones who are trying to seem strong or powerful.
So the moral of the story is if you are a man, just be yourself. While physical strength is certainly one thing that attracts women, there are also so many other things that women look for.
Even if a man doesn’t have any muscles or is very slim many women will still like him as women don’t put that much high weight on physical looks.