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Women Attracted to Men in Red, Research Shows
University of Rochester ^ | August 2, 2010 | Unknown

Posted on 08/02/2010 9:02:42 AM PDT by decimon

What could be as alluring as a lady in red? A gentleman in red, finds a multicultural study published Aug. 2 in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

Simply wearing the color red or being bordered by the rosy hue makes a man more attractive and sexually desirable to women, according to a series of studies by researchers at the University of Rochester and other institutions. And women are unaware of this arousing effect.

The cherry color's charm ultimately lies in its ability to make men appear more powerful, says lead author Andrew Elliot, professor of psychology at the University of Rochester. "We found that women view men in red as higher in status, more likely to make money and more likely to climb the social ladder. And it's this high-status judgment that leads to the attraction," Elliot says.

Why does red signal rank? The authors see both culture and biology at work. In human societies across the globe, red traditionally has been part of the regalia of the rich and powerful. Ancient China, Japan and sub-Saharan Africa all used the vibrant tint to convey prosperity and elevated status, and Ancient Rome's most powerful citizens were literally called "the ones who wear red." Even today, the authors note, businessmen wear a red tie to indicate confidence, and celebrities and dignitaries are feted by "rolling out the red carpet."

(Excerpt) Read more at rochester.edu ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: genderwars; men; psychology; red
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Could be.
1 posted on 08/02/2010 9:02:44 AM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

No.

Santa wears red. Most men shouldn’t.


2 posted on 08/02/2010 9:04:24 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: decimon

Yeh...sure...


3 posted on 08/02/2010 9:05:22 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: decimon

Hmmm...that “Could be.” was in red in preview.


4 posted on 08/02/2010 9:06:30 AM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

Very suspect. The author of the paper is wearing navy blue.


5 posted on 08/02/2010 9:06:48 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: decimon

gay.


6 posted on 08/02/2010 9:07:01 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: decimon
Why does red signal rank?

Because if you don't care about looking stupid, you must have all the money and power you'll ever need?

7 posted on 08/02/2010 9:07:48 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Steampunk Baby and the Quest for Bill's iPod - now on DVD!)
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To: decimon

As long as the gentleman’s bank account is NOT “in red”.


8 posted on 08/02/2010 9:08:31 AM PDT by mirkwood (gotta laugh to keep from crying)
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To: Drango
gay.

No, and you?

9 posted on 08/02/2010 9:08:36 AM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon
Oh Really?


10 posted on 08/02/2010 9:08:58 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Patrick Henry and Joe Wilson...Patriots past and present!)
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To: ReneeLynn
A red shirt means you're dead after the commercial.


11 posted on 08/02/2010 9:09:33 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Steampunk Baby and the Quest for Bill's iPod - now on DVD!)
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To: decimon

12 posted on 08/02/2010 9:10:04 AM PDT by Artemis Webb (DeMint 2012)
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To: decimon

Who knew Mao Tse Dung was such a chick magnet?


13 posted on 08/02/2010 9:12:03 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: decimon

I see a man in red and I think PIMP.


14 posted on 08/02/2010 9:12:04 AM PDT by hoe_cake ( Society of the Descendents of the Signers of the Constitution)
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To: decimon
Some bands need all the help they can get.


15 posted on 08/02/2010 9:12:16 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: decimon

16 posted on 08/02/2010 9:12:51 AM PDT by Cagey
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To: Artemis Webb

My co-worker really enjoyed that photo.


17 posted on 08/02/2010 9:12:57 AM PDT by hoe_cake ( Society of the Descendents of the Signers of the Constitution)
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To: decimon

18 posted on 08/02/2010 9:14:34 AM PDT by fso301
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To: decimon

Commie propaganda.

19 posted on 08/02/2010 9:19:46 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: decimon

Funny. I’m a 39 year old guy. Red is my favorite color but I don’t wear red. If I want to look healthy and tan, its light blue.


20 posted on 08/02/2010 9:22:32 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: decimon

No...I hate the color red.

IMO, it’s not flattering on any skin tone, hair color, man or woman.

But maybe it’s because I was in a wedding once where the bridesmaid dresses were the most awful color of pink and red I have ever seen and I lamented having to spend $158 on something so awful.


21 posted on 08/02/2010 9:24:01 AM PDT by JenB987 (I'm still an American and 'til they take that away from me there's no day ruined. - El Rushbo)
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To: decimon

BRB. Changing shirts.


22 posted on 08/02/2010 9:25:23 AM PDT by csmusaret (A government that can dictate how much water flows into a toilet is a powerful government indeed.)
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To: Artemis Webb

23 posted on 08/02/2010 9:28:59 AM PDT by Mere Survival (The time to fight was yesterday but now will have to do.)
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To: decimon

It’s also the color of communism....No thanks


24 posted on 08/02/2010 9:29:27 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: ReneeLynn

Are implying that I shouldn’t be wearing the red shirt that I currently have on?


25 posted on 08/02/2010 9:34:41 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama, the Criminal, is BAD for AMERICA.)
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To: decimon

this would explain Ginger constantly trying to seduce Gilligan.


26 posted on 08/02/2010 9:35:13 AM PDT by MNDude (Ask the Native American's how their "Open Borders" policy worked out for them.)
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To: decimon

27 posted on 08/02/2010 9:37:53 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: decimon

interesting... don’t many types of apes have red on their faces?


28 posted on 08/02/2010 9:39:39 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Tax-chick
A red shirt means you're dead after the commercial.

Not always.

29 posted on 08/02/2010 9:40:26 AM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Governement should be afraid of the people)
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To: BuffaloJack

I would have to see a photo first.


30 posted on 08/02/2010 9:40:42 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: decimon

I can put this in simple terms:

Red —> Blood; Blood —> Killing things; Killing things —> Power; Power —> Manliness

So, by the transitive property of implication:
Red —> Manliness


31 posted on 08/02/2010 9:41:12 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker

32 posted on 08/02/2010 9:42:49 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: decimon

33 posted on 08/02/2010 9:51:46 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: decimon

34 posted on 08/02/2010 9:51:53 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Joe 6-pack

35 posted on 08/02/2010 9:52:54 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: decimon

36 posted on 08/02/2010 9:55:56 AM PDT by mirkwood (54 degrees f this morning in Steuben, maine)
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To: decimon

37 posted on 08/02/2010 9:57:00 AM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: decimon

Reality, folks. Either he’s the guy who is going to be hauling her bags to the room, or he knows where he parked the car and will be bringing it around in a minute...


38 posted on 08/02/2010 9:59:47 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Tax-chick

I’m currently working on a study to ascertain who has the shortest life expectancy, a red shirt on Star Trek, or a love interest of one of the Cartwright boys on Bonanza.


39 posted on 08/02/2010 10:03:26 AM PDT by ansel12 (Mitt: "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush")
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To: ThomasMore

RED, not red print upholstery fabric.


40 posted on 08/02/2010 10:08:59 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: ReneeLynn
True story, I have to purposely dress down and avoid red because of all the attention I get from the ladies here at work . . . ▲
41 posted on 08/02/2010 10:22:11 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Study shows women attracted to men wearing red.....

and deadbeats who will father their child and leave, pimps who will beat them into prostitution, and a host of other awful things.

Women don’t think - it’s up to us loser men to take care of that for them, look out for them....so they can run the home properly after we marry them and turn into idiots.


42 posted on 08/02/2010 10:26:48 AM PDT by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker
Not always

... I believe Scotty died two or three times in Star Trek episodes....

43 posted on 08/02/2010 10:27:16 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: Tax-chick

44 posted on 08/02/2010 10:28:50 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker

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45 posted on 08/02/2010 10:37:36 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

bttt


46 posted on 08/02/2010 10:38:17 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ansel12

I hope you got a Federal grant for it ... this is important cultural information.


47 posted on 08/02/2010 10:38:55 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Steampunk Baby and the Quest for Bill's iPod - now on DVD!)
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To: Tax-chick
They've changed that rule.

48 posted on 08/02/2010 11:01:52 AM PDT by jmcenanly
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To: decimon
Simply wearing the color red or being bordered by the rosy hue makes a man more attractive and sexually desirable to women, according to a series of studies by researchers at the University of Rochester and other institutions.

Nonsense

49 posted on 08/02/2010 11:18:26 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: jmcenanly

Changing traditions is a sad thing.


50 posted on 08/02/2010 11:47:23 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Steampunk Baby and the Quest for Bill's iPod - now on DVD!)
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