Re: Chubby older fathers are more attractive to women and live longer
Getting a mate and keeping a mate require different strategies - there is still a good deal of overlap. And yes, it's true that married men and men with children have lower testosterone levels, which lowers aggression and the desire to seek out new women, thus making them more likely to stick around and be good fathers while their children are young. The risk is that eventually their wife will want another child, and wanting the best genes, will dump mild Mister Milquetoast dad bod and seek the more wild "masculine" guy, hoping to eventually turn him into a supportive dad bod type, too! Some of the smarter guys may get back in shape a few years after the last kid, and smarter women may treasure the good, reliable man and father they already have over some fitter (sexier) unknown.
Love is an ideal thing; marriage is a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
CELIBACY IS NOT HEREDITARY.