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Daily Smart Fact #12: Go ahead and sleep around, ladies! Men don’t care if you’re slutty.

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Key Takeaway: “Researchers at the University of Iowa find that men increasingly are interested in intelligent, educated women who are financially stable — and chastity isn’t an issue.” In fact, compared to 1939 survey results in which men desired chastity above intelligence in women, it was valued dead last in 2008.

I wrote a post on how women’s preferences for male physical attributes changed based on their menstrual cycle about a week ago and realized that I should probably put similar scrutiny on men’s preferences for women.  What good is the feminist movement if I don’t give some equal air time to men’s preferences in women? 🙂 Interestingly enough, I couldn’t find anything that seemed to be consistent from one source to the other.  But here’s what I did find:

  • According to Live Science, men valued intelligence, education, and financial stability the most in looking for their opposite sex partners.
  • Men also apparently appreciate heavy-set women in the looks department and have foot fetishes, according to this article based on search engine queries.
  • Men want to be taller than their women, or at least more powerful according to this study (although the actual experiment seems to be a little fishy).
  • When given the option between a playboy centerfold and more “average shaped woman”, men prefer the average shaped woman. I’m dubious..but here’s the source.
Granted, I’m sure there’s a gazillion articles and resources out there that will have many different findings and I’m not going to deny that I’ve chosen these articles a bit…biasedly.  But I found these articles quite interesting and downright funny (foot fetishes, ha!) and wanted to share.  Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!
Thanks pingiwingi for the boob pic.

Written by Bea

May 24, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Posted in Biology

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  1. You’re going to be a great mother to our future daughter.

    Eric Bahn

    May 24, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    • Thank you! Your vote of confidence means a lot. 🙂


      May 24, 2011 at 1:11 pm

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