Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Dating: who pay on dates? Hot girls or Guy?

A new dating study reveals hotter women rarely pick up the check.

A new dating study reveals hotter women rarely pick up the check.

The prettier the girl, the less likely she is to be shelling out for her dinner on a date, a new study found.

A study by researchers at the University of St. Andrews found that men are more likely to pick up the tab if they believe their date is more attractive than them, the study found.

The study was published in the Journal of Evolutionary Psychology.

In the study, psychologists set up hypothetical blind dates and asked participants how they would prefer the bill be split. While half would prefer to split the bill regardless of gender, 30% of men prefer that their date pay for the meal, while 45% of females want the bill picked up.

Only 23% of men prefer to pay for the meal themselves – and a measly 5% of women said they wanted to pick up the tab.

The participants' answers also depended on how attractive they rated themselves. Both men and women who rated themselves highly were more likely to want their date to pay.

In the end, researchers found, it was all about what women – and men really want.

"Female participants preferred that more attractive dates pay for them, indicating a preference to receive resources and enter into a potential courtship exchange with more attractive mates and a preference to avoid entering a possible reciprocation relationship with less attractive potential mates," researchers said.

Men, on the other hand, were more likely to "invest resources" in mates that they found more attractive, the study found.


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