New study confirms it: Men like attractive women

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

And we all slap our foreheads and say "Duh!"

Researchers, led by Peter M. Todd of Indiana University did a study to find out if men go for good looks when finding a 'mate'. You can read the rest of the story here.

What I find interesting about the whole thing, is that they spent time, effort and money on this research. Couldn't they just have saved all that time and money and asked a couple of men on the street? Line up 4 or 5 women and ask men which one they would like to date the most.

I can see the conversation between researchers and their grant providers:

"Did you find the cure for cancer yet?"
"We were busy!"
"Oh so you're still research how to cure cancer?"
"Oh we gave up on that...we wanted to know if men find women attractive."