According to a study conducted at the University of Westminster, stronger men make awful boyfriends. The study surveyed 327 straight British men, more than a third of whom were single, and discovered that the more muscular the participant, the more likely he was to have sexist beliefs and hostility toward women. Yikes!
The correlation between brawny men and sexist beliefs is rooted in traditional gender roles. "We 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," the study authors wrote. So oftentimes, men who are already sexist strive to be muscular, because that upholds their idea of what a "real man" should look like. The researchers claimed that in societies where patriarchal structures are being challenged, men may attempt to prove their masculinity by bettering their bodies. Basically, men who are around women in power tend to feel threatened and display this through gaining muscle.
A girl I went to school with married one of those muscle men. He was so self absorbed that he took more time doing his hair in the bathroom than she did. My friend was absolutely gorgeous, but he was more interested about how he looked. The marriage didn't last more than a year.