Shocker: Women find expensive cars more attractive

Cars like this Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster are more likely to draw attention from the fairer sex

Cars like this Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster are more likely to draw attention from the fairer sex

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Readers, you may want to hold on to your rocking chairs as the following news will likely come as a stunning shock to you. There's no easy way to put it, but women find men with expensive cars more attractive than those with cheaper cars.

The 'groundbreaking' study, led by a UK university, revealed that women do in fact judge men by their wealth and material status symbols, using a simple test to come to this conclusion: showing one group of women a picture of a man sitting in a Bentley Continental, and another group of women the same man sitting in an old Ford Fiesta. Invariably the results were the same - the women who saw the Bentley driver rated him higher in terms of attractiveness, while those who saw the man in a Ford Fiesta rated him lower.

The women were aged between 21 and 40, and while men may feel a little smug having some qualitative proof that women can indeed be shallow and materialistic there is a more basic, primal instinct being displayed by women. Dr Michael Dunn, one of the study's authors, stated that women desire wealth and success in a man as "that male would be in a better condition to rear healthy offspring".

Men put in a similar study to judge a woman's attractiveness by the car that she was driving came to an equally shocking conclusion - men didn't care what car the woman was driving but instead judged her on the attractiveness of her face and body. Once again, the desire to create health offspring plays a major role, and its fair to say that both sexes are guilty of being a little shallow when it comes to the opposite sex.

The study follows other astounding research coming out of the UK, including this study from a few years ago that revealed women are harder to please than men. Then again, it may just be a case of British women who are shallow. A study out of the U.S. revealed that almost nine in ten women (88%) say they would rather chat up someone with the latest fuel-efficient car versus the latest sports car, and four in five Americans saying they would find someone with the latest model fuel-efficient car more interesting to than someone with a new sports model.
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Comments (13)
  1. i believe that this is the most sarcastic article i've ever read on this site. and that's saying a lot, haha.

  2. OH MY GOD!! GIRLS LIKE EXPENSIVE CARS??? I NEVER WOULD HAVE THOUGHT OF THAT!!! And the winner of the Nobel prize is . . .

  3. yhea when I drive my 5 series i get 3,2342 more woman than if I drive a VW polo mouarf moarf moarf

  4. Thats why they call them "gold diggers".

  5. lol i just knew some one was going to pull out the gold digger comment.

    the psychologist is right. as humans we have one objective.. to reproduce, and do it well. men are the providers, women are the mothers. a good mother births a healthy child and a good father provides for that child. case closed.

    in todays society, a man's fathering ability is directly related to his wallet. men dont go around clubbing tigers any more.

  6. haha its shallow but true. it doesnt make them a good dad though..only a good provider... ive asked alot of my friends( girls, lady's) girls are just obviously attrcted to success. its not the car or even the money. its the success of the guy they love. gold diggers are attracted to the money... the nice girls are always attracted to the success.

  7. LOL'd through this whole article! Nice one
    M A, the one site where we can always count on the most relevant, up-to-date info on the 'net!

  8. Another study conducted at the same time found that men like women with big breasts, blemish free skin, shiny hair, white teeth and a child bearing hips.

    Don't know about you guys but my life has been thrown into turmoil by these studies. I don't know what to believe anymore.

  9. girls dont like boys
    girls like cars and money

  10. well they like a bit of penis to.....

  11. and in other studies from the University of the bleeding Obvious

    Bears DO s*** in the woods,
    The pope is Catholic and
    Eating too many Big Macs make you fat !!!

  12. When I was in high school, four girls told me they want my body. Why would they want my body if, at that age, I couldn't be much of a provider. I refused and warned them about the possibility of pregnancy, which I did not have the financial means to support, as the state law requires.

  13. Not only expensive cars but also towards expensive restaurants.Girls know it better that a boy having a expensive car means he has got lots of money. Easy calculation.

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