ERIC Number: EJ615933
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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The "Skinny" on Body Size Requests in Personal Ads.
Miller, Erica J.; Smith, Jane Ellen; Trembath, David T.
Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, v43 n1-2 p129-41 Jul 2000
Surveyed personal ad writers to examine the actual preferences of those seeking thin partners, those seeking physically fit partners, or those with no preference. Respondents indicated ideal and acceptable partner body sizes. Males in the three categories differed significantly in choice of an ideal figure, though actual figure size differences were negligible. Females chose the same figure as ideal despite different weight requests. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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