Finally, this explains everything.

It was in the Trib AND the Sun-Times, so you know it MUST be true:

“Daddy Material? It takes just 1 look.”

Women don’t have to ask if you like babies”

From the Sun-Times coverage:

“When women in a new study were shown pictures of men, they could tell which guys had high testosterone levels and which ones liked babies.

Women said they were more attracted to the masculine guys for short-term flings. But for long-term relationships, they preferred the guys who liked babies.”

From the Trib:

“The masculine men–those with a large jaw, prominent cheekbones, straighter eyebrows, thinner lips and a heavy beard–were found to be attractive as short-term romantic partners. But for long-term relationships, women were more drawn to men who they thought were interested in children.”

As an example oif the “masculine type,” the Sun-Times helpfully provides a photo of Mickey Rourke.

Funny, I thought Mickey Rourke was more of the “disgusting type,” but then, what do I know?

As an example of the “Daddy type,” the Sun-Times offers a photo of Tom Hanks, sans Da Vinci mullet.

I don’t quite know what to make of these findings, however it is quite possibly the first article about “what women want” that doesn’t cite height and/or cash as prerequisites, so maybe that’s progress.

What do you think Chitown?

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m headed out for jaw implants, lipo on my lips and to get a good he-man beard a’growin’.

9 Comments so far

  1. Dave! (unregistered) on May 10th, 2006 @ 11:21 am

    That’s journalism at it’s finest. Thank god important research is being done to help us know that women can easily determine that Mickey Rourke probably doesn’t do well with children. :)

  2. nikkos (unregistered) on May 10th, 2006 @ 11:55 am

    Ha ha ha!

  3. Gabe (unregistered) on May 10th, 2006 @ 11:58 am

    so looks aren’t important? just that they like babies?

  4. Marty (unregistered) on May 10th, 2006 @ 12:24 pm

    So, to recap: Want a fling? Look like a jock. Want a real relationship? Look like a dad.

    I take it that this is all about initial impressions… So, which would not take into account emotional compatibility, interests and other “important” things for successful relationships.

    I’d also like to point out that, as of this comment, it appears that to is only guys responding to this article.

  5. Marty (unregistered) on May 10th, 2006 @ 12:27 pm

    Ugh. I hit return before I could edit..

    I meant to say, it appears that only guys have left comments for this article. Also, I’d like to see where we’d fit in on the Jock-Daddy scale.

  6. Dave! (unregistered) on May 10th, 2006 @ 12:39 pm

    I don’t think *women* are interested in the “Jock-Daddy” scale… maybe you meant to comment on the Gay Games post? :)

    But since you ask, I’m definitely on the daddy scale. I don’t think I could possibly be any rounder.

  7. Katie (unregistered) on May 10th, 2006 @ 3:29 pm

    Seems to me that babes dig dudes that get “10 sweet miles to the gallon”. That and moustaches.

  8. Diana (unregistered) on May 11th, 2006 @ 11:59 am

    Oh hurrah, another article that tries to boil complex interpersonal relationships down to biological urge. The media can cite to as many studies as it wants (oh look, another way to fill those columns with crap instead of real news), the fact remains that many factors contribute to compatibility. A guy can like kids so much that he willingly subjects himself to kids TV and babysitting, but if his favorite band is Insane Clown Posse or similar, he isn’t going out with me, that’s for damn sure. ;)

    I keep returning to my mantra: date people you like who like you. We know when we click with someone, we just have to trust that. It’s not rocket science (or biology).

  9. Alex Pichocke Muthafocko (unregistered) on May 14th, 2006 @ 12:14 am

    ok well first thing. I didnt bother reading this article as i dont care what its about. i just want to say, i saw ICP and well, Insane Clown Posse….Coolest band in the world..and uh, anyone who thinks different can just uh…ya know. eat a penis and fuck off. have a nice day. MUCH CLOWN LUV!!! pichocke…OUT!!

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