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(Scientific American)   Scientific study of Barney Stinson's "Cheerleader Effect" (girls are more attractive in a group) shows it's sheer utter ... wait for it ... truth   (scientificamerican.com) divider line 26
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2013-12-09 10:56:05 AM  
That's why two girls at once is so attractive.
 
2013-12-09 11:29:00 AM  
I've found the opposite to be true. When confronted with a group of woman one can be picky. You start noticing flaws while comparing and contrasting your options. You may pass up the entire group if you think another is coming along. When giving one choice or very few choices you gloss over the flaws because you don't want to tell yourself you are settling.

Just look at the real world example. When you're in college you have a very large sample size to pick a mate from. So you play the field and weigh your options. Dating and engagements go on for a long time! However as life goes along and you move out of that target rich environment if you do find someone that is willing to put up with you dating and engagements are very short (I like calling this "locking it down while you can")
 
2013-12-09 12:09:31 PM  
Any word on the hotness vs craziness graph?
 
2013-12-09 12:14:23 PM  
Bookmark for later?
 
2013-12-09 12:14:49 PM  

Oysterman: Any word on the hotness vs craziness graph?


Just stay out of the Vicky Mendoza zone
 
2013-12-09 12:22:33 PM  
Didn't read TFA (yet), but I always knew its true.

My theory goes: when you are looking at one girl you pay closer attention to her, shape and sizes of the assets, facial characteristics and everything else. You are looking at one thing so you get a better look, and the more you look the more flaws come out. While looking at them in a group, you are not looking at them in a generic term and hence the flaws are concealed.

What did I win?
 
2013-12-09 12:26:46 PM  

mayIFark: Didn't read TFA (yet), but I always knew its true.

My theory goes: when you are looking at one girl you pay closer attention to her, shape and sizes of the assets, facial characteristics and everything else. You are looking at one thing so you get a better look, and the more you look the more flaws come out. While looking at them in a group, you are not looking at them in a generic term and hence the flaws are concealed.

What did I win?


Sorry about the typo. Read TFA, I guess they said the same thing in a more scientific way.
 
2013-12-09 12:35:55 PM  
Oblig:

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2013-12-09 01:03:46 PM  
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2013-12-09 01:35:38 PM  
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2013-12-09 01:47:51 PM  

EvilEgg: That's why two girls at once is so attractive.


Two 5's make a 10?
 
2013-12-09 01:54:02 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: EvilEgg: That's why two girls at once is so attractive.

Two 5's make a 10?


I never farked a 10.  But one night, I farked five 2s.
 
2013-12-09 02:36:23 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: EvilEgg: That's why two girls at once is so attractive.

Two 5's make a 10?


Give me 5 bees for a quarter.

/wait, what are we talking about?
 
2013-12-09 02:47:38 PM  

paidhima: ArcadianRefugee: EvilEgg: That's why two girls at once is so attractive.

Two 5's make a 10?

I never farked a 10.  But one night, I farked five 2s.


Or you can head to Jersey and get ten 1s.
 
2013-12-09 03:07:11 PM  

Khellendros: paidhima: ArcadianRefugee: EvilEgg: That's why two girls at once is so attractive.

Two 5's make a 10?

I never farked a 10.  But one night, I farked five 2s.

Or you can head to Jersey and get ten 1s.


WE'RE GONNA NEED A SHIATLOAD OF DIMES!!

/sorry
 
2013-12-09 04:00:33 PM  
Unless they're organized by a 7 to maker her look like a 9 in comparison.

Seriously, I sat across from one of her friends and thought "what sort of horrible trash compactor accident were you in?" She had  face that would be ugly over radio. Hollywood wants the horror film rights.
 
2013-12-09 04:41:31 PM  
Well, something has to explain all the "I'd hit it" comments about ordinary looking girls here on Fark.
 
2013-12-09 05:28:49 PM  
I'll need a group of attractive girls to test this on. They can come into my room one at a time, and then as a group. I'll decide which is more desirable.

/And by room I mean bed.
 
2013-12-09 06:08:13 PM  
Bookmarked so I can check in later when the boss not around :p
 
2013-12-09 06:30:19 PM  
On dating sites, it's called "guess which person in the pics does this profile belong to"
 
2013-12-09 09:36:26 PM  
The only way to check the validity of this study is with pictures.

Lots and lots of pictures.
 
2013-12-09 09:55:47 PM  
I just had a student hand in an Intro Psych paper on this exact study.

It was so bad, this study is ruined for me forever.
 
2013-12-09 10:52:50 PM  
Yes.  I think I see the point of this article.  2 is much better than one.


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2013-12-09 11:23:07 PM  
If you're with your besties, you're going to be smiling and happy. That can be attractive without the usual farker metrics like un-sharp knees and so on.  So, yeah, I can see how a gaggle of happy women can be more attractive than one flying solo.
 
2013-12-10 12:22:03 AM  

Contents Under Pressure: "If you're with your besties, you're going to be smiling and happy. That can be attractive without the usual farker metrics like un-sharp knees and so on.  So, yeah, I can see how a gaggle of happy women can be more attractive than one flying solo."



Pretty much this.

Also, while guys appreciate women who can hold their own, we generally want to be with a woman who enjoys herself in company and has a circle of friends (this registers viscerally and instantly, we don't really stop to think about it).

And if a girl is surrounded by cute and happy friends, it's a pretty good sign that she's got redeeming qualities that make her the best option out of all the other people that those friends could be hanging out with instead. In other words, she's been vetted and is already attractive to someone (and in a non-threatening way), which ups her hot factor by a lot.
 
2013-12-10 04:48:24 PM  

somedude210: Khellendros: paidhima: ArcadianRefugee: EvilEgg: That's why two girls at once is so attractive.

Two 5's make a 10?

I never farked a 10.  But one night, I farked five 2s.

Or you can head to Jersey and get ten 1s.

WE'RE GONNA NEED A SHIATLOAD OF DIMES!!

/sorry


Whats hot about twenty-eight year olds?
     There's twenty of them.
 
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