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Who needs money, chocolate or cocaine when you've got women?
posted by yevge (33 comments total)

 
They must be loggers or something.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 7:42 AM on November 11, 2001


Why not have it all?
posted by roobarb at 8:55 AM on November 11, 2001


I saw this yesterday but didn't post it. One being that there is no way to back this up. Sure there are some names in here but no links to an actual copy of the studies final results. The story gives no indication about how well this study was done (size of group, what kind of women they consider attractive).

That brings me to the next point... if attractiveness is so primal shouldn't all males be attracted to the same thing? What exactly is defined as "attractive"? Triangle faces, high cheek bones? So many questions left unanswered.
posted by geoff. at 9:06 AM on November 11, 2001


if attractiveness is so primal shouldn't all males be attracted to the same thing?

Looked at one of those "top searches" sites lately? Is there a better explanation for Britney Spears?
posted by rodii at 10:04 AM on November 11, 2001


Studies have shown symmetry as attactive in all cultures. The evolutionary bioligists link it to disease-resistance.
posted by archeopterix at 10:06 AM on November 11, 2001


hahahaha
posted by Satapher at 10:18 AM on November 11, 2001


Is there a better explanation for Britney Spears?

mass loathing for 'N Sync?
posted by mattpfeff at 10:38 AM on November 11, 2001


Britney Spears is ugly.
posted by speicus at 10:46 AM on November 11, 2001


Britney Spears is ugly
I'm calling you out. We settle it in the squared circle, Smackdown! style.
posted by owillis at 11:12 AM on November 11, 2001


OH NO ITS YEV! MR DUPLICATE POST!!!!!
wait so wheres the original post?
posted by jif at 11:24 AM on November 11, 2001


if attractiveness is so primal shouldn't all males be attracted to the same thing?

I find women who are not running away screaming very attractive.
posted by y2karl at 11:26 AM on November 11, 2001


Women are attractive, Men are attractive..their only problem is that they're clueless and confused , they're always looking for for a supermodel as a partner. Damn television.
posted by elpapacito at 11:41 AM on November 11, 2001


This may also explain the fact that the majority of cashiers, waitpeople, newscasters, advertisement models, and Wheel of Fortune letter-turners are women. I, personally, will spend a lot more in a restaurant if I can get my 'reward center' tickled a little bit.
posted by scarabic at 12:05 PM on November 11, 2001


Scarabic: that's interesting :D So would you pay more for a restaurant in which the people serving you is naked ? Personally I'd rather pay more for more exotic meal but I respect any taste :D
posted by elpapacito at 12:15 PM on November 11, 2001


Personally, I wouldn't mind if the servers were naked, but the cooks had better either be fully clothed, or armed with an ingenious array of hairnets.
posted by Hildago at 12:34 PM on November 11, 2001


"...or armed with an ingenious array of hairnets."

hmmm. that could be turned into a new business idea. specialized hairnets for all areas of the body.



"Studies have shown symmetry as attractive in all cultures."

yes, studies have shown that the most perfect faces are based on the golden section. actually, if you measure the facial elements of many supermodels and actors, you'll find this to be true.
posted by stroft at 12:43 PM on November 11, 2001


Or well shaven? It would involve an additional charge for deep fried food in any case.
posted by y2karl at 12:48 PM on November 11, 2001


Hildago: Personally, I wouldn't mind if the servers were naked, but the cooks had better either be fully clothed, or armed with an ingenious array of hairnets.

You make Marquis laugh. Much much! Thanks.
posted by Marquis at 12:52 PM on November 11, 2001


Men are attractive..their only problem is that they're clueless and confused , they're always looking for for a supermodel as a partner. Damn television.

To complete the circle, this has to be said by a woman who is busy ignoring that nice just-a-friend while lusting after the loser with the right smile.


(Screwed up? Our species?)
posted by adamsc at 1:41 PM on November 11, 2001


This may also explain the fact that the majority of cashiers, waitpeople, newscasters, advertisement models, and Wheel of Fortune letter-turners are women.

That presumes that only men spend cash, go to restaurants, watch TV, read magazines and watch Wheel of Fortune.
posted by Summer at 2:01 PM on November 11, 2001


Jeez, geoff, it's just a press release. There's a published report [subscribers only] and surely it will be the basis of experiments to corroborate, or not. Froom poking around the authors have a long history rooted in firm biomedicine; e.g. previous studies they themselves conducted to determine neurological reactions to cocaine. This isn't some goof-off "sociology" study.
posted by dhartung at 2:06 PM on November 11, 2001


Pretty Faces Get Men's Brains Going

Indeed. "How can I get in her pants?"
posted by judomadonna at 2:09 PM on November 11, 2001


That presumes that only men spend cash, go to restaurants, watch TV, read magazines and watch Wheel of Fortune.

Actually, summer, it presumes that women are indifferent to the stimulus.
posted by xiffix at 5:41 PM on November 11, 2001


dhartung, I realize he's a big name... but because the press release was so vague it left a lot of critical questions unanswered. I guess I'm just fed up with a lot of stupid press releases lately that don't seem to give enough detail. I'm not asking for a big report... just another paragraph that would give a little more detail to as why this is an insightful study. I thought it was already known that cocaine affected the same spot that sexual pleasure does. It doesn't take a giant leap to figure out that attractive women activate sexual pleasure. Oh well.
posted by geoff. at 6:04 PM on November 11, 2001


xiffix: None of the groups in the experiment included women, so that's your presumption, not the study's.
posted by raysmj at 7:24 PM on November 11, 2001


What do the women want, since they can't have women? I guess money, chocolate, and cocaine: ).
posted by phatboy at 7:48 PM on November 11, 2001


Twiggy Ramirez once noted that if you've got money, you can get the coke and if you've got coke, you can get the girls. He failed to mention chocolate anywhere in his observations, though.
posted by Jack Torrance at 1:03 AM on November 12, 2001


What do the women want, since they can't have women? I guess money, chocolate, and cocaine: ).

Er, good looking men? Boy bands don't make a living from their talent for song writing you know. Oh, and money and chocolate. I wouldn't touch cocaine, not after seeing Daniella Westbrook's missing septum. Yukarama.
posted by Summer at 3:00 AM on November 12, 2001


who wants women when you've got men?
posted by tolkhan at 12:15 PM on November 12, 2001


I don't know about the analogy to chocolate since men generally react to chocolate a little differently than most women but supposedly men are hard-wired to value physical attraction highly since it ensures a better survival rate for their offspring. A good resource on the topic is Sex on the Brain: The Biological Differences Between Men and Women. Excellent book.
posted by zinegurl at 3:03 PM on November 12, 2001


Damn, I don't know, but most of the women I've met are just as fixated on men's looks and money as the study claims men are on women. Maybe we're all just completely shallow, which is a sad thing to contemplate.
posted by Option1 at 12:07 AM on November 13, 2001


Metafilter : Who needs money, chocolate or cocaine?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:46 AM on November 13, 2001


Uh, me.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:30 AM on November 13, 2001


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