For whatever reason, I don’t have an awful lot of time for psychology. It seems to tell us little about the human experience and so much about the mechanistic minutia.
Women Prefer Femme Men
Two examples of this are studies that yet again concentrate on Women’s preferences. The first seems to be a rehash of countless previous studies (how do they keep getting money for this stuff?) that basically says that Women prefer feminine men (the ones that just don’t prefer other women of course as we don’t hear if anyone is studying them) and don’t see masculine looking macho men as long term partners (apart, of course, from the women that do).
Women Want Men Already With A Woman
The second piece of pop research I heard on the radio yesterday and this said that men (the ones that prefer women)would find it easier to get a girlfriend if they are seen to be already with another women rather than socialising whilst footloose and fancy free because apparently women (the ones that prefer men, remember) will more readily go for a man (they don’t mention the preference for feminine features) who is with another women. Got that?
Worse still this was being used as a paid for service in which a hired women (they don’t mention her personal partner preference) arrives at social events with the prospective girlfriend hunting man and breaks the ice with other women and then introduces him to the women she sees as a potential man stealer or seemingly acts as ‘moth bait’ for the women who will be more easily attracted to the man because he has a women with him (apart from the women who..er…don’t of course).
Isn’t psychology clever?