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December 04, 2008

Amazin' Science: "Dirty Old Men" Really Do Prefer Hot Young Women; Male Science "Nerds" Have Less Sex

Dirty old men:

Middle-aged men want younger women, often touting their intelligence and their high income. This is shown in research at Gothenburg University and Oxford University that studied 400 lonely hearts ads to see how men and women choose partners.

Research in the theory of evolution includes a number of accepted theories about how men and women choose their partners. Among the more established ones is that men place more emphasis on attractive appearance, whereas resources and social status are more important to women.

Had no idea.

"Nerds:"

An Australian study into the sexual history of 185 students at the University of Sydney found male science "nerds" were the least likely to have had sexual intercourse. At the other end of the spectrum, female arts students ranked as the most sexually active.

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"Boys also start having sex later than girls," Dr Carroll said.

That's because girls have sex with the older guys. See the watershed study above this one.

This is funny: Male science students argue back.

However, the finding have been vigorously disputed by male science graduates.

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"Although we may have been a little nerdier than the other students, let's just say the gender ratio wasn't as bad as engineering," he said.

Engiqueers I think he's trying to say.

Oh, in related news: Cancer still exists.

Maybe these very important social scientists can work on that. Not curing it, of course. But studying whether or not cancer reduces one's sex drive. That seems about their speed.


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