Science Doesn’t Say: Date Scrawny Men

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http://shine.yahoo.com/love-sex/science-says-don-39-t-date-muscular-guys-223800698.html

So here comes the latest pop psychology, the extraordinary, ultimate authority “science” says not to date muscular men, but their alternative, scrawny men. Why? Because a correlation between muscularity and sexism, from an uncited study, claims so. First off, the strength of the correlation is not shared. This could be a very weak correlation, meaning that plenty of feminist muscular men exist, but are not as common as their sexist muscular counter-parts. Of course, the article doesn’t explain that.

What this article actually does, is lure people to the site it’s from. What better way to increase the amount of views you get, than by providing evidence and tips to women on finding the perfect mate, under the authority of science. People invest heavily into mating, and will dig heavily into anything they think will help increase their success. This is the reason the cosmetics industry is so large, miracle “pheromone” products exist, and why Cosmo is so popular. Unfortunately, the sham is realized when what science (or logic) actually says, and what this author says, are completely different.

What women should actually date, are quality guys. You don’t judge quality on muscle mass, you communicate, and investigate, and seek to find out the good and bad qualities of an individual. Using a correlation read online from an uncited source doesn’t make you more likely to find a better mate, it makes you ignorant, lazy, and more likely to end up in failed relationships.

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6 Responses to Science Doesn’t Say: Date Scrawny Men

  1. AdamSaleh1987 says:

    I will say this, women tend to be more attracted to men with stronger opinions. On average, there aren’t very many men that are 100% pro feminism and the ones that are usually are “just friends” with most women if you catch my drift. So not only is this article trying to lure you, it is out and out lying to its readers and telling women how to act instead of letting their own intuitions swing them in the right direction. Much like feminism itself.

  2. Minerva says:

    No worries. Nature has made sure that almost everyone gets a fair chance. Whether they actually choose to take it, that’s another story.

  3. RexKarz says:

    Doing a minimalist amount of research, I find this:

    xhttp://www.ufollow.com/authors/caitlyn.hitt/

    xhttp://www.yourtango.com/2012156694/yourtango-people-magazine-dating-sites

    Oh well.

  4. sunshinefiasco says:

    Why do I feel like I’m being lectured a little?

    “What women should actually date, are quality guys. You don’t judge quality on muscle mass, you communicate, and investigate, and seek to find out the good and bad qualities of an individual. Using a correlation read online from an uncited source doesn’t make you more likely to find a better mate, it makes you ignorant, lazy, and more likely to end up in failed relationships.”

    OHHHH thank GOD you said something. Like you said, these “studies” are click bait. Is there any indicator that women use them to make decisions (we’re not talking about Cosmo, remember, we’re talking about yahoo)? Even if tons of women click on that and read it, I’m not sure how much influence one blurb can have when they’re in a bar a week later. Not to mention that even if it did have an influence, wouldn’t it be encouraging women to give skinny guys (which we’re supposed to read as “guys who don’t normally get a shot”) a shot? You know, the skinny dudes who are crazy popular right now?

    Also, where can I write my 250 that tells men who they should date according to something I made up, instead of using what they normally would (a blend of cost-benefit analysis, compatibility and what turns their crank)? Because if there’s anyone I look to when considering the merits of various suitors, it’s random dudes from the internet. I can only assume it works the same for you all.

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