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Monday, April 23, 2007

Difficulties for rich handsome men

New research:
A rich, good-looking man seeking a wife might do well to play down his wealth. That's the implication of a study by John Lycett and colleagues suggesting that some women are wary of men who are both attractive and wealthy. ...

The female students were asked to rate the men for their attractiveness as long-term partners. Overall, the better looking men were rated as more attractive, as were those men with higher status.

Crucially, however, there was an interaction between facial attractiveness and status, such that good-looking men with high status were actually rated as less attractive than good-looking men of medium status. The researchers said this reflected the female strategy of avoiding men who are more likely to be unfaithful in the future.
So that's why I haven't been able to get a date! Women perceive me as so rich and so handsome that I could never stay faithful. I would be overwhelmed by all the other women trying to seduce me.