Researchers Claim Men Like Hot Women!
Science is confirming what most women know: When given the choice for a mate, men go for good looks.
Men like attractive women! Women look for security and financial success in men! It must be evolution! All proven from some bits of data gathered in speed dating! Because this is totally how we pick the people we spend our lives with! All men seek out women on the basis of physical attractiveness, and all women screen men on the basis of financial potential! It’s in the genes! It has nothing to do with a lifetime’s exposure to cultural conditioning which says Real Men Want Teh Hawt Chick and A Lady Needs A Man To Take Care Of Her. Bleah. Why don’t we all just watch Jerry Springer instead? We’d get the same amount of insight into human nature.
But yes, you know, it’s all about the “choosy female” and the “competitive male”. Like feminists haven’t debunked that sociobiology shit a thousand times over already.
Here’s the puke-a-rific press release if you can stand to read it. I couldn’t get all the way through it.
Sheril has a nice critique of this stupid waste of research money and reporters’ time. Dave has a good discussion at Cognitive Daily with links to another critique of the moronocity. I’m loving this commentary from Rob Knop:
I want to suggest an alternate hypothesis. That is, “speed dating” is a shallow process that leads people to making judgments based on shallow criteria. Seems possible, no? I mean, even after an intense 3 minutes of conversation, can you really do a whole lot better judging how interested you are in a person than you can viewing a photograph?