Muscly men tend to make 'awful boyfriends' as they have sexist beliefs

A new study has suggested that muscular guys make the worst boyfriends.

ANI| Last Updated: Feb 25, 2015, 13:59 PM IST

Washington: A new study has suggested that muscular guys make the worst boyfriends.

Study at the University of Westminster discovered that the more muscular the participant, the more likely he was to have sexist beliefs and hostility toward women, the Fox News reported.

The study authors wrote that people think men who hold oppressive beliefs about women and gender equality are also more likely to endorse traditional stereotypes of masculinity, which includes the muscular physique. So oftentimes, men who are already sexist strive to be muscular, because that upholds their idea of what a "real man" should look like.

They added that in societies where patriarchal structures are being challenged, men may attempt to prove their masculinity by bettering their bodies and basically, men who are around women in power tend to feel threatened and display this through gaining muscle.

This article originally appeared on YourTango as 'Why Jacked Guys Make the WORST Boyfriends, According to Science.'