Women Like Fast Cars

It’s true; we always knew it. Sociological data tell us that what women really like is expensive cars, be they fast or slow:

Psychologists proved what car-dealers have boasted for generations: the car one drives is key when it comes to turning a woman’s head. The university team showed women pictures of the same man sitting in two cars – a £70,000 silver Bentley Continental and a battered Ford Fiesta.

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The women, who were aged between 21 to 40, picked the man sitting in the Bentley ahead of the same man in the Ford.

I should hope so! The funny thing about this study is how oblivious men were:

The researchers say the men tested in the same way are not impressed by whatever car a woman drives because they judge purely on her face and figure.

Men: impractical as always! I have to say, though, that a woman who fails to choose a man seated in a Bentley over the same guy in a “battered Ford Fiesta” is in need of remedial training.

Like a lot of middle-aged guys, I acquired a relatively impressive car long after it could do me any good–I was married–and I can attest from personal experience that Chrysler vehicles manufactured in the 1950s which were bought for under $100 and have gaping holes in the floorboard covered over with logs, and whose gears are prone to seizing up so that long stretches of highway must be navigated in second gear, are not exactly, in the parlance of a later age, chick magnets.

Which, I guess, is consistent with the empirical evidence linked above.

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