full of awkward first dates, bad sex and limited chances at orgasms.
Women now associate the dating landscape with the same risks many face going into the arctic tundra.
“[Men faced in this real life scenario] distanced themselves more from her, tended to rate her as less attractive, and showed less desire to exchange contact information or plan a date with her”.
While the authors behind the study caution that more experimentation may be needed to confirm the conclusion, they do believe that “feelings of diminished masculinity accounted for men’s decreased attraction toward women who outperformed them.” Who knew masculinity could be so fragile?
That's according to researchers who carried out several studies into what men find desirable in women.It's cold, uncomfortable and it’s more than likely that you'll die before getting that fire lit.After years of bad trips and valuable packing lessons, we go in a little more prepared each time.Broken into two parts, 105 men were first read a hypothetical scenario involving a woman who either outperformed or underperformed them in a Maths or English course and then made to imagine them as a romantic partner.
The men ranked a woman who outscored them as a more desirable partner, with the study stating that “men formed favourable impressions and showed greater interest in women who displayed more (versus less) intelligence than themselves.” However, the second part of the study – when men were asked if they would date such a woman in real life – showed that the men got cold feet.Something we can't hide and something we refuse to keep at home.