(Telegraph) Women don’t want chips when they see a good-looking man, say scientists
Many women have been left unimpressed by the results of a scientific study which claims women don’t want to eat chips when they see a good-looking man.
Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark published their findings in the research Journal Food Quality and Preference, and said women prefer low-calorie foods when in front of someone they are attracted to.
People have taken to social media to rubbish the claims, saying they fancy chips all the time and that they would rather have both fast food and the attentions of a good-looking fellow.
Researchers tell a different story; they carried out five experiments to investigate “mate attraction” and found that while men splash out on expensive food and drinks to boost their status, women opt for salad leaves over a burger.
Tobias Otterbring, who authored the study, said: “This research reveals how, why and when appearance-induced mate attraction leads to sex-specific consumption preferences for various food and beverages.
“The most valued characteristics men seek in a female mate are beauty and health, whereas status and wealth are the top priorities for women.”
He then made the unorthodox claim that fast food restaurants should hire good-looking men to encourage women to choose healthier alternatives.