Monday, February 11, 2008

Science: Working for you!

What's the best way for a guy to impress a date?
-- J.K., Tuscon, Arizona

If you accept the theory that women instinctively judge men on their ability to provide for offspring, you'll be interested to hear about a study from University College London. Two mathematicians calculated that a man's best bet is to provide valuable gifts that cannot be cashed in. In other words, if you give a woman an expensive gift as a symbol of your devotion, she may suspect you're trying to buy your way into her pants, or she may string you along for more goodies.

However, if you provide your dates with what the researchers describe as "costly but worthless" gifts - i.e., wining and dining them - you deter gold diggers. A woman can take a diamond ring and run, but a night on the town is a wasted evening unless she's interested in you.

This is just another example of the many ways scientists are working to help you get laid.

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