Boy, this comes as quite a surprise…
I am in the wrong damned business. I need to get one of those sweet gigs doing scientific “studies.”
But it has to be just the right “study,” where the results back up what everybody already thinks. If your “study” rocks the boat, then people take a closer look and find out you spent your whole grant on remodeling your guest bathroom, and you’re in trouble.
A recent study by Texas researchers has found guys who wear expensive clothes and drive flashy cars are more successful at having flings and staying single. Right. Hold on to your hats.
“Women seem to understand that when they see a man who has chosen to spend money conspicuously, they think he would be more interesting as a date,” the researcher said.
I gather “interesting as a date” is a euphemism meaning the chick won’t have to climb on a city bus and go eat at a White Castle.
This shocking news is a lot for me to absorb. It may explain why, years ago, it took six months for me to find out the passenger door in my brown Chevy Nova didn’t even open.
The researcher also said splashy personal spending sends a “signal” to women that a guy is after a short-term relationship, and that a woman responds to that signal “positively if she’s into that kind of thing, or negatively if she is looking for marriage material.”
So there you are, guys. You don’t have to be a big flashy spender, as long as you’re willing to get married.
Now go put that information to use, then let me know how it works out.
Top: A model poses in an Audi A7 during the press day for the North American International Auto show in Detroit, Michigan, January 11, 2011. REUTERS/Mark Blinch
Right: A model poses in a new Alfa Romeo 4C concept car displayed during the first media day of the 81st Geneva International Motor Show at the Palexpo in Geneva March 1, 2011. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
Left: A model poses next to the new Lamborghini “Reventon” sports car during the Volkswagen car group preview-show ahead of the international car show “IAA” in Frankfurt September 14, 2009. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach