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Men in flashy cars really do appeal more to women
Rediff ^ | March 24, 2009 | Rediff

Posted on 03/24/2009 3:55:47 PM PDT by MyTwoCopperCoins

While a recent study concluded that men prefer dating beautiful bimbos, new research has confirmed what many males and advertisers long believed: driving a flashy car really does make a person more attractive to women.

Psychologists at the University of Wales presented women with separate images of the same man sitting in a silver Bentley Continental, then a red Ford Fiesta. The study involved 120 participants, reports The Scotsman.

After seeing the male, the volunteers viewed him as 'more attractive' in the prestige car. However, when men were shown images of a woman of comparable attractiveness sitting in the same cars, she was judged to be equally alluring.

Dr Michael Dunn, who led the research, which has been published in British Journal of Psychology, said: "In the past, women were very restricted economically and tied to men for financial security but in recent years, through female emancipation, they have become independently wealthy with access to their own financial security."

"But what you find is that there is still a preference for wealthy males, which suggests that these preferences are evolutionary, rather than social factors." According to him, men were hard-wired to view women in terms of purely reproductive attractiveness, regardless of the outer signs of their wealth or status.

Donna Dawson, a psychologist specialising in personality, behaviour and relationships, said: "This doesn't surprise me at all. It's hard to fight against our genetic inheritance. I think women have always looked to men for some sort of financial security and the car is proof of that."


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KEYWORDS: appeal; cars; genderwars; golddiggingwomen; men; psychology; women
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1 posted on 03/24/2009 3:55:47 PM PDT by MyTwoCopperCoins
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

And I always thought buying a flashy car was to compensate for a small ——.


2 posted on 03/24/2009 3:57:00 PM PDT by BullDog108 (A Smith & Wesson beats four aces)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

“Men in flashy cars really do appeal more to women”

Good time to open up a Ferrari dealership in Chappaqua.....


3 posted on 03/24/2009 3:57:27 PM PDT by Mac from Cleveland (How to make a small fortune in the Obama era--first, start off with a big fortune....)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins
and that's why I wont waste my co-signer on a “Smart Car”
4 posted on 03/24/2009 3:57:44 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama - the ethical exception asterisk administration)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

How does that explain the fact I married my college sweetheart who only had a bicycle and a used Subaru Justy to his name?!??!


5 posted on 03/24/2009 3:58:14 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one Bae Yong Joon drama at a time!)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins
Well one time when I had one of my ‘vettes...

Never-mind!

Forget it!

6 posted on 03/24/2009 3:58:20 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

bookmark


7 posted on 03/24/2009 3:58:22 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: BullDog108
And I always thought buying a flashy car was to compensate for a small ——.

Yeah, that's my first thought: cheap man's viagra.

8 posted on 03/24/2009 3:58:46 PM PDT by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one Bae Yong Joon drama at a time!)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

It just goes to show, women will throw themselves at a fat slob if they’re rich. Whereas, very few men would throw themselves at Oprah or Rosie O’Dumbell.


9 posted on 03/24/2009 3:59:43 PM PDT by exist
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

I could have informed them of the fact that the bulge in the back of the pants is more important to women than, well ... the bulge in the front of the pants, or anything else for that matter, and saved them all the money they spend on their stoopid study.


10 posted on 03/24/2009 3:59:48 PM PDT by webschooner
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

One more reason to love my Charger...


11 posted on 03/24/2009 4:00:01 PM PDT by BlueNgold (... Feed the tree!)
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To: BullDog108
And I always thought buying a flashy car was to compensate for a small ——.

It is. "All that glitters is not gold," eh girls?

12 posted on 03/24/2009 4:03:02 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

Well, time to pound out my Jeep to look like a Lamborghini.

*I’m glad some women still like us guys with long hair*


13 posted on 03/24/2009 4:03:20 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

WOW, big news.


14 posted on 03/24/2009 4:04:17 PM PDT by Tarpon (It's a common fact, one can't be liberal and rational at the same time.)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins
"Men in flashy cars really do appeal more to women"

As do men with big bucks in general. The smell of money must set off a chemical reaction or something.

15 posted on 03/24/2009 4:04:57 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

16 posted on 03/24/2009 4:05:19 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

In college I drove a 10 yr old Rambler then traded up to a 20 yr old Chevy pickup....somehow neither seemed to have protected me from 36 years of marriage that looks like it will turn into a life sentence.


17 posted on 03/24/2009 4:05:35 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Now that the libs are in power dissent is not only unpatriotic, but, it is also racist.)
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To: exist
It just goes to show, women will throw themselves at a fat slob if they’re rich. Whereas, very few men would throw themselves at Oprah or Rosie O’Dumbell.

Exactomundo!

18 posted on 03/24/2009 4:05:51 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: RandallFlagg

I have long hair too, but no Jeep. All I have is an old Buick.


19 posted on 03/24/2009 4:06:17 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

Well, you can’t bring your flashy car onto a dance floor or into a fancy restaurant and hold an intellectual conversation over dinner. Nor can you take your fancy car into a concert ... IOW - all you can do with your fancy car is run it up and down the freeway saying “Oh, ain’t I the One” ....


20 posted on 03/24/2009 4:06:51 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: webschooner
Hemorrhoids?
21 posted on 03/24/2009 4:07:56 PM PDT by Osage Orange (Our constitution protects aliens, drunks and U.S. Senators. -Will Rogers)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

1960 Buick Invicta, baby! Beautiful...


22 posted on 03/24/2009 4:08:39 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: BullDog108
And I always thought buying a flashy car was to compensate for a small ——.

No...that's a big watch.

23 posted on 03/24/2009 4:09:25 PM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli now reads "Oil the gun..eat the cannolis.")
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

I see Hope. Where’s Change?


24 posted on 03/24/2009 4:09:40 PM PDT by thesharkboy (<-- Looking for the silver lining in every cloud, since 1998)
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To: Mikey_1962

I made a few independent confirmations of this study back when I had a new 280Z in about 1980.


25 posted on 03/24/2009 4:10:29 PM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: darkangel82

How long is yours? My hair goes down to my beltline.


26 posted on 03/24/2009 4:10:39 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

It’s more fun to rent the car.
Pick up the chick.
Do your deed.
Then tell her you have to make a stop before you drop her off.
That stop is to return the car and pick up your POS car.
Then you can take her home ;)

Oh just try it!


27 posted on 03/24/2009 4:11:08 PM PDT by arealconservativeforachange (Tell JD Hayworth to run for McCain's seat! http://www.jdhayworth.com/contact.php)
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To: RandallFlagg

LOL, just to my shoulders. Anything more and it gets too hard to manage.


28 posted on 03/24/2009 4:11:12 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins
Hey baby..wanna see my etchings?
29 posted on 03/24/2009 4:11:28 PM PDT by AndrewB (FUBO)
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To: BullDog108
I like men with big diesel pickup trucks or muscle cars.........gimme some noise !!!!!!
30 posted on 03/24/2009 4:11:35 PM PDT by Kimmers (Working hard so Obamas friends don't have to)
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To: webschooner

How odd.
I looked for a guy who could beat the ever-lovin’ snot outta anybody who might wanna harm me.


31 posted on 03/24/2009 4:11:43 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.......)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

Doesn’t this really only prove that there is a ton of shallow, easily impressed women out there?


32 posted on 03/24/2009 4:12:36 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (Remember the 3 Rs: Respect for self; Respect for others; and Responsibility for all your actions.)
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To: darkangel82

I keep hairties with me all the time.


33 posted on 03/24/2009 4:13:24 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Satisfaction was my sin)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
It's been going on a long time.


34 posted on 03/24/2009 4:13:34 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: AndrewB

GAY!


35 posted on 03/24/2009 4:15:22 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett

It proves men and women tend to be shallow in equal and opposite ways.


36 posted on 03/24/2009 4:15:49 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Everyone has a right to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins

Time to put another couple more coats of wax on my old, but mint, and gleaming LS 400. Time to cruise!


37 posted on 03/24/2009 4:17:13 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Tamar1973
How does that explain the fact I married my college sweetheart who only had a bicycle and a used Subaru Justy to his name?!??!

Because you're not shallow? :-)

38 posted on 03/24/2009 4:17:47 PM PDT by wvguy (Montani semper liberi)
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To: darkangel82; RandallFlagg
LOL.....if the two of you start discussing hair care products you will be kicked off the thread.....
39 posted on 03/24/2009 4:17:55 PM PDT by Kimmers (Working hard so Obamas friends don't have to)
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To: All

Well, I have been married for 23 years... Drove 4x4s mostly... I am buying a Rally Yellow 2010 Camaro this year, I will let you know if it makes us stay together another 23 years!


40 posted on 03/24/2009 4:19:20 PM PDT by USAFJeeper
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To: Kimmers

Nope, this ain’t a John Edwards thread.


41 posted on 03/24/2009 4:19:35 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: arealconservativeforachange

I forgot to mention the importance of bringing a camera with you to return the car.

You really need a shot of her facial expression.


42 posted on 03/24/2009 4:20:04 PM PDT by arealconservativeforachange (Tell JD Hayworth to run for McCain's seat! http://www.jdhayworth.com/contact.php)
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins
After seeing the male, the volunteers viewed him as 'more attractive' in the prestige car. However, when men were shown images of a woman of comparable attractiveness sitting in the same cars, she was judged to be equally alluring.

So they are claiming that this female would attract us no matter which car she drives, why would they claim that?

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43 posted on 03/24/2009 4:20:09 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney (guns)"instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people")
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To: MyTwoCopperCoins
Men in flashy cars really do appeal more to women

I'm SHOCKED.

44 posted on 03/24/2009 4:21:57 PM PDT by SIDENET (President Obama's teleprompter has issued a stern warning to corporate executives)
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To: ETL
It just goes to show, women will throw themselves at a fat slob if they’re rich.

I already have the first two. I'm just working on the "rich" part and I'm there!

46 posted on 03/24/2009 4:23:21 PM PDT by SIDENET (President Obama's teleprompter has issued a stern warning to corporate executives)
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To: thesharkboy

“I see Hope. Where’s Change?”

Right after he fills up.


47 posted on 03/24/2009 4:23:58 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: exist
It just goes to show, women will throw themselves at a fat slob if they’re rich.

Hey leave Ted Kennedy alone.

On a side note I am always amazed when I see a beautiful woman with a tatted up scumbag with piercings all over his face. I see it all the time. I guess they are the type that are attracted to “bad boys”.

48 posted on 03/24/2009 4:24:02 PM PDT by usurper (Spelling or grammatical errors in this post can be attributed to the LA City School System)
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To: darkangel82

Good to hear......LOL


49 posted on 03/24/2009 4:32:44 PM PDT by Kimmers (Working hard so Obamas friends don't have to)
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To: ansel12

Wow! They don’t get any better than that! Think I’ll go borrow a Lamborghini and see if I can find her!


50 posted on 03/24/2009 4:34:10 PM PDT by ETL (ALL the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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