Men Who Drive Flashy Cars Less Attractive To Women Looking For Serious Relationships, Study Finds
Flaunting your wealth is seen as a sign of promiscuity
by Sarah Young
Women perceive men who flaunt their wealth as unsuitable partners for a long-term relationship, a new study suggests.
US researchers from the University of Buffalo have revealed that ostentatious displays, such as driving a flashy car, could be detrimental when it comes to finding a potential partner.
This, they say, is because people who drive extravagant vehicles are viewed as less reliable and more sexually promiscuous.
The study, published in Springer’s journal Evolutionary Psychological Science, asked 375 undergraduate students to complete anonymous online surveys in a bid to investigate how others interpret a man’s display of wealth.
…The results showed that both male and female participants rated the man with the flashy car as being more interested in brief sexual relationships and did not tick the boxes for a long-term committed partner.
Interestingly, the man who made the frugal car purchase scored much higher and also received top marks as a potential life partner, parent and provider.
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