Skip to comments.Men in flashy cars really do appeal more to women
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."
And I always thought buying a flashy car was to compensate for a small ——.
“Men in flashy cars really do appeal more to women”
Good time to open up a Ferrari dealership in Chappaqua.....
How does that explain the fact I married my college sweetheart who only had a bicycle and a used Subaru Justy to his name?!??!
Yeah, that's my first thought: cheap man's viagra.
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.
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.
One more reason to love my Charger...
It is. "All that glitters is not gold," eh girls?
Well, time to pound out my Jeep to look like a Lamborghini.
*I’m glad some women still like us guys with long hair*
WOW, big news.
As do men with big bucks in general. The smell of money must set off a chemical reaction or something.
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.
I have long hair too, but no Jeep. All I have is an old Buick.
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” ....
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