Friday, August 14, 2009

Do Single Women Really Prefer Attached Men?

According to a recent study, women seem to prefer guys who are attached. When researchers showed a picture to female participants, 59% said they would go after him after they heard he was single. But, when the same photo was shown to a different group with the explanation he was attached, 90% of the women would go for him.

To me, that seems shocking. I’ve never gone after anyone who’s attached. In fact, when I hear a guy is dating or married, I feel like my attraction towards him tones down a little. I’m much more interested in pursuing someone who’s single. But, obviously, I’m in a lonely 10%.

Which makes me so much more nervous about other women now! I’ve never been the jealous type, and I’ve always dated guys who have a wide circle of male and female friends. I don’t have a problem with a boyfriend hanging out with a girl who’s his friend—and I’ve never understood when my female friends get nervous when their guy friends suddenly reconnect to old flames on Facebook, when they grab an afterwork drink with a coed group of colleagues, when they find themselves hanging out with a group of bachelorette party girls on a boy’s night out. But now, I wonder—should I be paranoid? What do you think?

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