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Researchers Say Women Secretly Desire Hairy Geeks 130

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from the do-you-want-the-moustache-on-or-off? dept.
jasper_amsterdam writes "The Daily Mail has a story about a study looking into women's preference for men. More specifically, about how women say they want one kind of man, but really want another. From the article: 'Most women claim to be attracted to tall, dark and handsome men, but a new study has revealed that facial stubble and a geeky personality are their biggest secret turn-ons. Despite complaining that it looks unkempt and feels rough to touch, the unshaven look on a man is actually a turn-on for 41 per cent of women. A slightly geeky personality came second, proving that women really do like a guy who knows their stuff when it comes to technology. A hairy chest was voted third, followed by a man who loves to read or cries at a soppy film.'"

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Researchers Say Women Secretly Desire Hairy Geeks

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  • My research (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Some.Net(Guy) (1733146) on Friday February 19, 2010 @05:44PM (#31204634) Homepage
    has proven the opposite to be true. What kind of women are they interviewing?
  • In other news... (Score:2, Insightful)

    by jijacob (943393) on Friday February 19, 2010 @05:45PM (#31204652) Homepage
    In other news, said researchers are hairy geeks that need evidence to prove they are sexually attractive at the bar.
  • Re:My research (Score:5, Insightful)

    by MrEricSir (398214) on Friday February 19, 2010 @05:47PM (#31204696) Homepage

    The research mentioned in the article isn't really research at all. It's based on a poll, which would assume that women know what they want. This is not a good assumption.

  • um... (Score:4, Insightful)

    by wisnoskij (1206448) on Friday February 19, 2010 @05:54PM (#31204828) Homepage
    "the unshaven look on a man is actually a turn-on for 41 per cent of women."
    Could that not mean that most (59%) actually dislike it?
    Without some idea of how many dislike or are neutral for the unshaved look as well I do not see that statistic saying that women in general like unshaven men.
  • Re:My research (Score:4, Insightful)

    by PitaBred (632671) <slashdotNO@SPAMpitabred.dyndns.org> on Friday February 19, 2010 @06:03PM (#31204948) Homepage

    Pretty much all women need a personality to go along with those attributes listed. Being smart and hairy while being otherwise uninteresting and unengaging isn't really going to get you very far with the ladies.

  • by bhsurfer (539137) <bhsurfer&gmail,com> on Friday February 19, 2010 @06:26PM (#31205234)
    watching stallman playing pitt's part in "burn after reading" would be totally worth the price of admittance.
  • daily mail (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Alinabi (464689) on Friday February 19, 2010 @06:32PM (#31205314)
    Oh, yeah, the Daily Mail. The pinnacle of peer reviewed publishing, the hallmark of accuracy :-)
  • Re:My research (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Kozar_The_Malignant (738483) on Friday February 19, 2010 @07:08PM (#31205672)

    >My wife has basically told me to never touch her.

    This is a no-brainer. Get a new wife. Seriously. Life is too short. Or is she OK with you having a GF on the side?

  • Re:My research (Score:3, Insightful)

    by hairyfeet (841228) <{bassbeast1968} {at} {gmail.com}> on Friday February 19, 2010 @08:13PM (#31206310) Journal

    Dude, bail. Seriously as someone who grew up with parents that stayed together "for the kids" my sister and I could NOT have been happier than when they finally decided to call it a day and divorce. They get along better now than they ever did when they were married, it is just so much better.

    It took me years to figure out how to have a stable relationship and it wasn't nothing but me emulating my father, who was unhappy and cold and distant. there isn't any "fault" in these things and the fact that they are "ganging up on you" just shows that you are on a dead end street anyway.

    Believe me, as someone who went through it, you aren't doing the kids any favors. Better to see you both move on and find happy loving relationships than to be watching an act put on for their sake. As someone who still struggles not to be a cold blooded bastard with my GF believe me I know of which I speak. A loveless relationship helps nobody, especially not the kids. So bail dude, it will hurt but in the long run you will both be happier and it will be better on the kids.

  • Re:My research (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday February 19, 2010 @10:39PM (#31207152)
    Have you been going to therapy, too? It's hard to tell from what you've written, but it is possible that your side of the equation could use a little balancing, too.

    Stop biting your tongue, too. Preferably in a couple's counseling session. Lay it all out. At this point you don't have much to lose, and you might be surprised at what she didn't know about what is going on for you.

  • Re:My research (Score:2, Insightful)

    by johny42 (1087173) on Saturday February 20, 2010 @06:33AM (#31209024)

    The research mentioned in the article isn't really research at all. It's based on a poll, which would assume that women know what they want. This is not a good assumption.

    Even TFA seems to agree with you:

    More specifically, about how women say they want one kind of man, but really want another.

    So they actually assumed that women don't say what they want and then published a research based on what they said? Good job!

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