Monday, 7 July 2008

Sam: Move over Sugar Daddy!

Do you know what I love? When some researcher does a great study that backs up something I’ve secretly been wishing was true for ages.

Study upon study tells us that women tend to be attracted to men with resources, it’s a primal thing. Basically money is an aphrodisiac. Personally I have often observed this is true, but wished it wasn’t. What has shocked me is that women whom I considered smart and clearly earning well were still looking for a man with a fat wad of cash.

But according to Christine Stanik, a University of Michigan researcher, smart women arn’t looking for Sugar Daddies. In fact the higher a woman’s verbal IQ, the less likely she is to be looking for a male breadwinner.

Apparently since smart women can make the cash themselves, they are more likely to seek out men who are happy with the housework and looking after the kids. No rocket science there, but a relief to have something official to back it up.

So guys, if you are poor, take heart, and take aim for chicks with brains.

6 comments:

Innocent Loverboy said...

Shouldn't you aim for chicks with brains in whatever case?

tarainlondon said...

I'd take a poor(er than me) man who cooks, cleans, gives a fantastic massage, loves me to bits and lets me love him back, over a rich dude any day.

Sad thing is, I actually know "intelligent" and high-earning women who classify men who earn less than they do as "sub-standard".
(Personally I find that incredibly stupid)

David Hadley said...

Doesn't surprise me. But then I'm a house-husband married to an accountant.

butterflywings said...

Yay.
Another non-gold digger here.
"I'd take a poor(er than me) man who cooks, cleans, gives a fantastic massage, loves me to bits and lets me love him back, over a rich dude any day."
Same here.

I would've thought most people looked for someone of a similar level of intelligence to themselves. But no, it doesn't surprise me that, er, dumber women buy more into sexist stereotypes that the man should make more/ be the breadwinner.

postie said...

It's something I worked out about myself a good few years ago, after someone mentioned about "types". I didn't think I had a "type" at all, there had been brunettes and blondes, slim and curvy. One thing that did stay a constant though is that pretty much every one of them had been to university, whereas I hadn't. I could have done, but chose a different path.
For me though, it was never about them being "rich and successful" as it doesn't bother me, I think, at least for me, the attraction was being able to talk at an equal level.
I should have asked what their motivation was!

jordan bailey said...

Well, any intelligent woman could have told them that!

:P