Friday, November 02, 2007

Study: Men Go for Good Looks in Women

So that’s it! I always wondered why guys spent so much time pacing and fretting over girls and women. Now it’s been studied and classified as a scientific fact. So declares The National Academy of Sciences who sponsored a study of 26 men and 20 women, aged 26 to 40, to find out just what all the fuss has been about.

The conclusion was actually limited to: men like good looks in the woman they choose for a mate. It might even explain why plastic surgery remains so popular. (What did the women like? Another surprise! Guys with lots of money. Sorry guys, cosmetic surgery is no help if you’re broke.)

It’s like organizing 30 professors with 10 centuries of higher education and a combined I.Q. of 96,000 to find out things things like, oh, are the oceans wet, is the sky blue (Los Angeles not included, of course,) do dogs bark or cat meow.

Actually, unusual scientific studies are nothing new. Unless I miss my guess, many university professors don’t have enough papers to grade and dream up these intellectual studies to fill time.

Study: English Layabouts

The Sunday Telegraph in London took a poll of 1,000 men for Opinion Health and found that 41 percent do no regular physical exercise whatever and eat “appallingly.” (READ: exist on potato chips and beer.) When asked what they intend to do to counter the ill effects of two decades of slothful living, 23 percent said they would just have rejuvenation procedures and never mind the cost of plastic surgery.

Unfortunately, it really doesn’t work that way. The chairman of the National (U.K.) Obesity Forum reminded everybody that improving your health is “bloody hard work.”

Remember, plastic surgeons are trained to look for people who want plastic surgery for the wrong reasons. Their guideline is the SIMON Profile (Single, Immature, Male, Obsessive and Narcissistic.) Read more about how some patients are screened out as candidates for surgery.

1 comment:

Lois Stern Author Sex, Lies and Cosmetic Surgery said...

The Study titled: Men Go for Good Looks in Women remided me of a joke I recently heard:
Why do women pay more attention to their appearance than improving their minds?
Because most men are stupid, but few are blind.

I don't believe for a minute that men are stupid! But research (beginning with a number of fascinating studies reported by Dr. Nancy Etcoff) show us how men's perceptions of women are decidedly impacted by their physical attractiveness. I know there is lots more to women than appearance, but sadly physical appearance is part of our destiny!

Lois W. Stern