A celebration (and mocking) of ridiculously useless research

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

And The Governator Is The Most Attractive Of All

My, what a long time it's been since last we posted! We will definitely need to improve the work ethic here at Duh!scoveries if we're ever going to attract any attention.

We will also, apparently, need to go on a significant program of weight lifting if we want to attract a female readership, as, according David Frederick of UCLA's Department of Psychology:

"Women are predisposed to prefer muscularity in men."

Yes, according to yet another social science study, we've learned that women are just as shallow as men and prefer a hottie to snuggle up to. Apparently, one Arnold is not the same as another.

Now, David does go on to say that eventually, women prefer less well-developed men as boyfriends, husbands and fathers. The steroid-enhanced aren't as attractive long-term, supposedly because:

"It makes women more suspicious about their romantic intentions."

Sure, maybe. We suppose that when faced with a lifetime of hot, steamy love from their brawny hunks of man-flesh, women start wondering whether that nerdy guy next door might make for a better husband or father. But maybe it's because of other reasons.

At least we can be sure that Mr. Frederick wasn't just trying to toot his own horn.


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