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  1. JohnJohnJohnson

    JohnJohnJohnson Effetely Sipping My Latte OT Supporter

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    Talking to an attractive woman really can make a man lose his mind, according to a new study.

    Ok, so I lied, it doesn't explain a lot, but it does at least confirm a lot of stuff we already knew.

    1) I AM stupid around hotties. It's scientastic.

    2) Looks don't matter for pick-up. (See last line of quoted text.)

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/h...ose-their-minds-speaking-to-pretty-women.html

    Ha.
     
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    that last line does not mean looks don't matter. it just means other factors are as important, thus they're not overwhelmed by looks
     
  3. JohnJohnJohnson

    JohnJohnJohnson Effetely Sipping My Latte OT Supporter

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    well yeah it's just a study, it doesn't actually prove anything in the face of experience.

    however, it is certainly supportive of that conclusion.
     
  4. Deborah

    Deborah Seeing is believing, but I don't want to know.

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    people say that, but I say bullshit...looks do matter to most girls, at least the ones I know and myself.:dunno: Also, I don't think you can conclude from this that girls don't care about looks! they probably just do not try too much to impress a guy, attractive or not.
     
  5. JohnJohnJohnson

    JohnJohnJohnson Effetely Sipping My Latte OT Supporter

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    i know, nobody will agree with me on this.

    i'm not saying a guy's looks have no effect.

    that said, the difference between the way it "matters" to a girl and the way it Matters to a guy is the world.
     
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    did you read the article?
    So they're saying that looks are important, but so are a number of other attributes. In no way are looks UNimportant
     
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    I agree.
     
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    JohnJohnJohnson Effetely Sipping My Latte OT Supporter

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    it's not this nebulous "they."

    there's the writer of the article who is blessedly voiceless, then the people who did the study, then some guy from Britain who commented on it.

    the stuff you quoted is the commentary on the result of the study by Dr. George Fieldman.

    if you can explain how his conclusion makes sense in your own words then go ahead.

    i was talking about the study itself.
     
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    yes, it's his commentary, but it's pretty much proven in most other experiments involving attraction factors. In fact, it's a part of evolutionary psychology.

    Just going by the study, sure, I could see that conclusion, but the study wasn't really about what exactly women find attractive so much as it was just about how looks affect people.
     
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    Deborah Seeing is believing, but I don't want to know.

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    honestly...if I wanted to impress an attractive guy, I'd totally be nervous... maybe these girls were not really trying to impress.
     
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    JohnJohnJohnson Effetely Sipping My Latte OT Supporter

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    right. and i'm not talking about what women find attractive, i'm talking about pick-up, which is different. what women "find attractive" is about womens' opinions. pick-up is about who actually gets laid in practice.
     
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    nail on head.


    men are wired to always try to impress "suitable mates" while women are not...
     
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    JohnJohnJohnson Effetely Sipping My Latte OT Supporter

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    true
     
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    JohnJohnJohnson Effetely Sipping My Latte OT Supporter

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    point #2 wasn't the point of the thread, i just thought this was a hilarious study.
     
  15. Deborah

    Deborah Seeing is believing, but I don't want to know.

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    actually I saw this study today morning and wanted to post it...you did it sooner:bigthumb: it IS hilarious.
     
  16. Nuhlinga

    Nuhlinga Whaa gwaaan papcaann?

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    I thought this was common knowledge.


    last line is interesting.
     
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    JohnJohnJohnson Effetely Sipping My Latte OT Supporter

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    on a related topic... I find the basis of evolutionary psychology suspect.

    "Evolutionary psychology attempts to explain psychological traits—such as memory, perception, or language—as adaptations, that is, as the functional products of natural selection or sexual selection."

    either you're talking about genetic phenotypes, or you're talking about memes.

    if you're blurring the two together then you don't know what you're talking about.
     
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    :bowrofl:
     
  19. BlazinBlazer Guy

    BlazinBlazer Guy Witness to The De-Evolution of Mankind.

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    Now I ain't sayin' she a gold digga....

    :mamoru:

    Sounds like the study may be skewed.... although it does ring true.
     
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    The article might be digging up a somewhat recent but not really new study. Still really interesting though.

    Wasn't a surprise when I first came across the study, and not a surprise now that it has been upheld by more findings.

    I definitely notice when I'm reading a book on the train or something and a cute girl walks by or sits next to me (assuming I don't have some sort of convo with her) I lose focus on what I'm reading about. I could be as cool as a cucumber about it but I just don't process what I'm reading nearly as well.

    I'd be interested in a study of these effects if the man and woman have a quick pleasant conversation as soon as they come into contact. I came across a few decent attempts at such research, but none in a good "lab" environment really.

    I'd be willing to bet big money that stress and anxiety levels would dramatically decrease and memory and focus would increase.

    The male brain becomes very easily dejected not by action and rejection, but rather inaction and regret (or, in many cases, resentment)-- something I'm sure all of us guys have felt/noticed
     

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