[Ladies] Do you find this man attractive? Are you drawn to him like a moth to a flame? Has this hirsute hunk left you gasping for breath?
No? Well, you should be! According to a new study beefy blokes sporting a mass of hair (everywhere!!!) are the ideal men for you in this time of global recession.
Australian sociologist Bernard Salt is of the opinion that "women are concerned about safety, security and food supply, so their taste in men will shift from the androgynous, hairless metrosexual towards the more muscular, primal, hairy male".
Salt says that women are likely to eye a motor mechanic for a life partner rather than an investment banker [duh!] and foresees that the most-eligible bachelors might be plumbers, electricians and other tradesman who had skills that were marketable in good times and in bad.
As the economy unravels, the desired body shape is predicted to "shift from hairless, sleek, a bit wimpy, to the more muscular". -- Diva
Bye bye Beckham. Hello Brutus!