Friday, February 13, 2009

"There's nothing you can know that isn't known..."

It amazes me that we actually needed an academic study to figure this out. I mean, honestly, I don't know of any men who are anything less than blatantly obvious about being attracted to a woman, even when they think they are being subtle. FARK put it best: "First sign a man is interested in sex: he is awake." Further, I think we can all agree that women are pretty much impossible to read.

On the other hand, it's good to know we men have evolved at least a little bit.

Anyway, that's your obligatory Maybe Next Year Day post for 2009. Enjoy!

"Only a real man can be a lover
If he had hands to lend us all over
We celebrate our sense of each other
We have a lot to give one another"
- Sufjan Stevens, The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts


Blogger Jeff said...

My problem with articles like the first one is that they imply some sort of innate behavior to the different genders when they have proven no such thing. It could very well be that "men" are more obvious than "women," but the universality of that statement is not proven. All that this has demonstrated is that Western men are more obvious than Western women - an easy conclusion for us to come to since we're Western.

I'm glad that the second article you linked to presented socialization as the leading factor in determining what men look for in a woman. Too many of these psychological gender-difference studies ignore socialization as a potential cause of differing perceptions/activities/brain functions.

February 17, 2009 8:35 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Well, since Western women tend to be the ones I focus on... :)

February 19, 2009 10:23 AM  

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