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(Telegraph)   Research shows men fall in love more easily and more often than women ... and usually live to regret it   (telegraph.co.uk ) divider line
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2011-08-16 11:51:06 PM  
Women only fall in love after they've seen what kind of car the man drives, and bank statements from the previous five years.

If the bank account isn't large enough, love doesn't happen.

/Prostitution: Legalize it.
 
2011-08-17 01:42:48 AM  
When I first saw the woman I would end up married to I knew she was the one. I knew it withing the first few seconds. That was about 22 years ago.

She's still the one.
 
2011-08-17 04:00:04 AM  
This is true. I fall in love 20-30 times a day. Sometimes without even leaving my house.
 
2011-08-17 06:31:40 AM  
Fu

fusillade762: This is true. I fall in love 20-30 times a day. Sometimes without even leaving my house.


Would it be weird to say I'm in love with you?
 
2011-08-17 06:31:55 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Women only fall in love after they've seen what kind of car the man drives, and bank statements from the previous five years.

If the bank account isn't large enough, love doesn't happen.

/Prostitution: Legalize it.


8/10
 
2011-08-17 06:35:04 AM  
My only regret is letting the right one get away.
 
2011-08-17 06:38:16 AM  
Lust = Love
 
2011-08-17 06:38:27 AM  

Hardy-r-r: My only regret is letting the right one get away.


Who thought they'd squeeze out of the shackles?
 
2011-08-17 06:39:06 AM  

Indolent: When I first saw the woman I would end up married to I knew she was the one. I knew it withing the first few seconds. That was about 22 years ago.

She's still the one.


This.

My husband and I married nine months after our first date. We're six years strong and to this day we say it was love at first sight.

It exists. So many people have personal issues to resolve before love can truly take place without "future regret."

/Hope my DNRTFA isn't showing.
 
2011-08-17 06:40:05 AM  
Research shows men fall in love lust more easily and more often than women ... and usually live to regret it

FTFS
 
2011-08-17 06:46:26 AM  

kyleaugustus: Hardy-r-r: My only regret is letting the right one get away.

Who thought they'd squeeze out of the shackles?


Wasn't the shackles as much as leaving the corral gate open.
 
2011-08-17 06:48:13 AM  

PinkyFloyd: Indolent: When I first saw the woman I would end up married to I knew she was the one. I knew it withing the first few seconds. That was about 22 years ago.

She's still the one.

This.

My husband and I married nine months after our first date. We're six years strong and to this day we say it was love at first sight.

It exists. So many people have personal issues to resolve before love can truly take place without "future regret."

/Hope my DNRTFA isn't showing.


I remember the exact moment I knew I was in love with MrS, nearly 6 years ago. Some days I want to stab him, but I still love him.

FirstNationalBastard: Women only fall in love after they've seen what kind of car the man drives, and bank statements from the previous five years.

If the bank account isn't large enough, love doesn't happen.

/Prostitution: Legalize it.


You lost points for not mentioning the size of his dick.
 
2011-08-17 06:48:48 AM  
All men need in a successful mate is health and intelligence and some amount of common ground, both of which can be determined quite quickly. Women needs stability, which is much harder to determine at first glance. Men also tend to be more decisive and less unsure about themselves -.perfectly good women will often jack the relationship because they think there's something wrong with them, which I suppose is a self-fulfilling prophecy in a way.

My parents had love at first sight, and are still together now after probably 35 years.
 
2011-08-17 06:49:01 AM  
Duh, there's no evolutionary pressure for a man to NOT spill his seed in every fertile woman around. You can accept this fact and love a man for what he is or join the nunnery.
 
2011-08-17 06:56:57 AM  
FTFA:

Women were more likely to be happy with the decisions they have made and more realistic about how happy they were in the first place.

Obviously, the researchers never spoke to an actual woman.

/Yeah, I lived to regret. regret turned to hate. hate led to the dark side. They had cake!
 
2011-08-17 07:03:26 AM  

Hardy-r-r: kyleaugustus: Hardy-r-r: My only regret is letting the right one get away.

Who thought they'd squeeze out of the shackles?

Wasn't the shackles as much as leaving the corral gate open.


Don't feel bad. Mine jumped the fence after 17 years.

/at which point I didn't so much "let her get away" as "waved goodbye"
 
2011-08-17 07:05:15 AM  

j0ndas: Women needs stability, which is much harder to determine at first glance. Men also tend to be more decisive and less unsure about themselves -.perfectly good women will often jack the relationship because they think there's something wrong with them, which I suppose is a self-fulfilling prophecy in a way.


THIS. Thread over.
 
2011-08-17 07:08:48 AM  
I believe it. I fell in love last night. I know, because by penis became hard and I started buying drinks for a girl just for talking to me.

I got over it a few hours later, thankfully, but by then she was gabbing away on the foot of the bed and watching Master Chef while I wanted to sleep. I eventually got her to leave, but she left a slimy spot in the middle of the mattress and it kept sticking to my leg when I rolled onto it. So in a sense I lived to regret it.
 
2011-08-17 07:20:57 AM  
The research also revealed the average British man falls in love just over three times compared to the average women, only falls in love once.

Just once? On Average? That would imply that there are women who never fall in love. That's sad.
 
2011-08-17 07:23:11 AM  
FTA: Although women were more likely to try and track their ex-partner down over the internet and keep track on him and who he is dating.

Scorned woman + google/facebook = NSA.

/The agency just wanted you to love it!
 
2011-08-17 07:46:22 AM  

JasonOfOrillia: The research also revealed the average British man falls in love just over three times compared to the average women, only falls in love once.

Just once? On Average? That would imply that there are women who never fall in love. That's sad.


Not really sad, since its entirely your own fault if you make it all the way throughout life without ever loving someone. Its more like pathetic, since chicks should in theory find dating a lot easier than men.
 
2011-08-17 07:46:50 AM  
Do people even believe in "love" anymore? I thought that went out of fashion along with belief in God and Political Ethics.
 
2011-08-17 07:50:55 AM  
I'd say its pretty even. Women do in general have less problem getting attention. Some guys and girls are shallow creeps.... some are worth the time... some are suckers for love.... some are a hard sell. You're talking a mind and soul here. But I would say all guys are not only in it for sex, and not every female is an cold opportunist... Looking back on it I sometimes think its kind of a miracle that two people even get together. I had to go half way around the world to find a woman where things finally connected.
 
2011-08-17 07:51:13 AM  
It takes a while to run a financial credit check on a man. It only takes a quarter second for a man to decide if a woman is hot enough to penis.
 
2011-08-17 07:55:56 AM  

lewismarktwo: Duh, there's no evolutionary pressure for a man to NOT spill his seed in every fertile woman around. You can accept this fact and love a man for what he is or join the nunnery.


I've never spilled seed! I always place it carefully where it belongs.

There aren't any of you I've fallen in love with, but there are a few I would place my seed in.
 
2011-08-17 07:56:13 AM  
The article suggests a large asymmetry between the sexes when it comes to love and regret so I'm trying to decide which narrative works better.

Women stay in relationships even when they're not into the guy because they're terrified of being alone.

Men have low standards for what qualifies as "a woman being right for him" and "being in love".
 
2011-08-17 07:56:44 AM  

ShannonKW: I believe it. I fell in love last night. I know, because by penis became hard and I started buying drinks for a girl just for talking to me.

I got over it a few hours later, thankfully, but by then she was gabbing away on the foot of the bed and watching Master Chef while I wanted to sleep. I eventually got her to leave, but she left a slimy spot in the middle of the mattress and it kept sticking to my leg when I rolled onto it. So in a sense I lived to regret it.


8/10, I really tried not to laugh, thankfully didnt spill the coffee.
 
2011-08-17 08:06:13 AM  

Wall Anchor: j0ndas: Women needs stability, which is much harder to determine at first glance. Men also tend to be more decisive and less unsure about themselves -.perfectly good women will often jack the relationship because they think there's something wrong with them, which I suppose is a self-fulfilling prophecy in a way.

THIS. Thread over.


If you replace stability with 'stability and the right physical and mental attributes' its closer to the mark.

Its less predictable with women. If you're a guy and think you know what women want, you havent been around enough women. Most women are way more interested in sex than they let on. Most guys who fail are failing at the sexual attraction part even if they think its the wallet.

Also, some women want guys to chase them from day one. If youre too cautious, or act like a friend, theyll treat you like a eunuch, because if you had balls youd let them know right away like Smoove B. Then it will be really hard to get them to date you.
 
2011-08-17 08:09:22 AM  

JasonOfOrillia: That would imply that there are women who never fall in love. That's sad.


Never fall in love with the kind of men who are available to them? No surprise there.

/he doesn't match the romantic fantasy => she'll stick with the fantasy
//guys not so different, just less picky off the line
 
2011-08-17 08:10:42 AM  

ShannonKW: I believe it. I fell in love last night. I know, because by penis became hard and I started buying drinks for a girl just for talking to me.

I got over it a few hours later, thankfully, but by then she was gabbing away on the foot of the bed and watching Master Chef while I wanted to sleep. I eventually got her to leave, but she left a slimy spot in the middle of the mattress and it kept sticking to my leg when I rolled onto it. So in a sense I lived to regret it.


whosawesome.com
 
2011-08-17 08:11:37 AM  
Well after 18 years together I still love my wife as much as I did the first time I saw her at the Mickey D's drive through window. However I have lusted in my heart (and pants) for other women since then. But as far as real love, probably only 100-150 women tops.
 
2011-08-17 08:13:26 AM  
'Girls don't like boys, girls like cars and money.' - Good Charlotte

But in all seriousness, this doesn't surprise me. Previous girlfriends in the distant past used to drop me like a bad habit when the time came, causing me incredible pain. They never seemed to feel a thing though.

/Not judging.
//Almost a CSB, without, y'know...details.
 
2011-08-17 08:16:33 AM  
If you replace the word "love" with "lust" then yes, tfa is correct.
 
2011-08-17 08:22:54 AM  

Animatronik: If you replace stability with 'stability and the right physical and mental attributes' its closer to the mark.


Actually I was thinkng of her stability when I read j's post. :)

Most guys who fail are failing at the sexual attraction part even if they think its the wallet...

Behold, the alt.seduction forum speaks.

some women want guys to chase them from day one

And they usually prefer being chased to being caught. No thanks. She can be someone else's romantic treadmill.
 
2011-08-17 08:27:07 AM  
Three times huh? I've fallen in love three times. Courtney Alissa and Emily.
 
2011-08-17 08:27:54 AM  

PinkyFloyd: ...We're six years strong....


That's IT? Six lousy years?
 
2011-08-17 08:32:24 AM  
Love:6dimensions.files.wordpress.com

No love:craigslol.com

They're right, that WAS easy!
 
2011-08-17 08:32:38 AM  

AbbeySomeone: You lost points for not mentioning the size of his dick.



His dick dimensions are irrelevant. She'll be getting her trim from the poolboy.
 
2011-08-17 08:36:07 AM  

Hardy-r-r: My only regret is letting the right one get away.


amputee?
 
2011-08-17 08:37:28 AM  

eddyatwork: It takes a while to run a financial credit check on a man. It only takes a quarter second for a man to decide if a woman is hot enough to penis.


My favorites list. Welcome to it.
 
2011-08-17 08:38:47 AM  
I'm not reading the article (this is FARK, after all), but the statement in the headline doesn't surprise me at all. Guys are generally more reckless (decisive, if you like), and have more fragile egos, despite the image most men try to project.
 
2011-08-17 08:41:01 AM  

Animatronik: Wall Anchor: j0ndas: Women needs stability, which is much harder to determine at first glance. Men also tend to be more decisive and less unsure about themselves -.perfectly good women will often jack the relationship because they think there's something wrong with them, which I suppose is a self-fulfilling prophecy in a way.

THIS. Thread over.

If you replace stability with 'stability and the right physical and mental attributes' its closer to the mark.

Its less predictable with women. If you're a guy and think you know what women want, you havent been around enough women. Most women are way more interested in sex than they let on. Most guys who fail are failing at the sexual attraction part even if they think its the wallet.

Also, some women want guys to chase them from day one. If youre too cautious, or act like a friend, theyll treat you like a eunuch, because if you had balls youd let them know right away like Smoove B. Then it will be really hard to get them to date you.


Any guy that I have ever showed interest in suddenly did not have any interest in me. The guy that I never called, but waited for him to call me and make plans eventually married me. I wasn't trying to get him to chase me, I was just at a stage in dating where I didn't have to bother wasting time on a guy that couldn't be bothered to call. When he wanted to see me, he found a way.
 
2011-08-17 08:46:59 AM  

Indolent: When I first saw the woman I would end up married to I knew she was the one. I knew it withing the first few seconds. That was about 22 years ago.

She's still the one.


Exact opposite. My wife says she knew I was trouble from the minute she saw me. I knew her for weeks before I even considered dating her.

10 years later...
 
2011-08-17 08:50:14 AM  
I don't live to regret it.... because I know better than to act on it.
 
2011-08-17 08:55:23 AM  
10 years married here. When the wife acts up, I remind her that with the thousands of dollars I've spent on her, I could've stayed single and had SEVERAL high class call girls at my every whim.

It has the opposite effect of calming her down.

She's my queen, really is. Typical beta male here, all the hawt girls were my "friends" in school. Only figured out later that I should've acted like a jerk... Maybe then I could have penised a few of them. But I'm happy. She's hot and damn... Whatta cook.
 
2011-08-17 08:58:43 AM  
All I have to do is look in her medicine cabinet. If she has more anti-psychotics than Hannibal Lechter, and all the prescriptions expired because she stopped taking them, she's the woman for me.

Or so it would seem looking back over my "romantic" history ;)
 
2011-08-17 09:07:46 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Women only fall in love after they've seen what kind of car the man drives, and bank statements from the previous five years.

If the bank account isn't large enough, love doesn't happen.

/Prostitution: Legalize it.


Many American women are not looking for love at all. They are hardwired like hunting dogs. Where a hunting dog's programming might be "flush, wait, retrieve," these women consistently ran "car?, career?, cute potential baby?" For these women, love is something to be projected to their friends after securing the right package. Love is never sought nor experienced by them. Their understanding of love is as thick as a wedding photo album.

Then there is the other type of woman.

I come from a family of lower-class men who, with their boyish impetuousness, staggeringly shallow booklearning, and uncommon wit, trap the women who truly want to fall in love. And then we impoverish them. Oh we fall in love and stay faithful. But man it is far away from any vacations in Tuscany, worry-free plumbing, or European vehicles with advanced braking systems.
 
2011-08-17 09:20:10 AM  
The first time I saw my future wife was in college. I instantly knew she was the one....even though she was with her boyfriend and I was on a date. I was 19 and like WhyTF am I thinking this? A few years pass and we begin to hang out more and then we got engaged and married. Almost 11 years later she is still the one.

csb
 
2011-08-17 09:20:51 AM  
i love you all. i love everybody.

especially after some bacardi limon
 
2011-08-17 09:20:59 AM  

August11: ...Then there is the other type of woman...


Very well put. Your expression belies shallow booklearning, or lack of literary appreciation, at least.

/continues hunting for "other type"
 
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