thin woman standing in bathoom on a scale

Would you rather be slim than smitten? Photo: Getty Images

So long, men -- we'd rather be thin.

According to a 24-year study from Berlin's Max Planck Institute for Human Development, women get more satisfaction from being slim than finding true love, the Daily Mail reports.

The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, analyzed the lives of thousands of Germans from the years 1984 to 2008, according to the paper.

But while Prince Charming may make our pulses race, he reportedly comes second to the bliss of being a healthy weight.

Just ask Kate "Nothing Tastes as Good as Skinny Feels" Moss.

The findings reportedly suggest that women would rather be single and slim than loved-up and obese, which makes them "miserable."


"I have worked with many overweight women and their weight is always on their minds," psychologist Dr. Pam Spurr told the Daily Mail.

"And not at the back of their minds but at the forefront, because we live in a society that is constantly evaluating shape, size, and attractiveness.

"People who are obese are stigmatized by people thinking they are stupid or lazy or just don't care."

And apparently not even a hot date with George Clooney can reverse those negative feelings. Though we'd be willing to try...

Meanwhile, Dame Helen Mirren is helping Brits get fit in a new Wii Fit Plus ad.