According to a study women who are "very thin" earn nearly $22,000 more than their "average weight counterparts,”. Not to worry, according to the same study men don’t feel the same as employers…phew. In fact, in Western Cultures, when you divide the circumference of a woman's waist by the circumference of her hips (waist to hip ratio) the number men prefer is 7. Because fat usually equals fertility and optimal levels of reproductive hormones as well as less chances of disease, men are biologically inclined to get turned on. Another study by Biological Sciences finally found the link between men and their obsession with breast. YES!! In their study, larger breast particularly combined with a small waistline have higher levels of mid-cycle estradiol and progesterone. These higher levels of hormones especially around ovulation signal that a woman has an easier time conceiving. So there you have it, the skinny is that men don’t prefer the skinny after all.