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Binge drinking helps men woo women by proving they are 'healthy and strong', scientists claim

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The researchers wrote: 'More eligible men compared to women was associated with higher male binge drinking rates but lower female binge drinking rates.

'Our findings generally support predictions derived from evolutionary theory and suggest binge drinking may function as a costly sexual signal, conditionally regulated by age and the local sex ratio.'

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The authors, from the universities of Pennsylvania and Buffalo, also noted that binge drinking provides information about the characteristics of a drinker that would be useful when evaluating worth in a mate.

Data from the UK and other countries shows binge drinking is more prevalent among wealthier individuals, potentially reflecting affluence in a possible mate. 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7542163/Binge-drinking-helps-men-woo-women-scientists-claim.html

 

So, despite my drinking this evening I am not a particularly heavy drinker, and I've never been a big fan of being around men who are are drinking heavily. (This was difficult when I lived in the UK!) And Al definitely was drinking more heavily than he is now at the time when we reconnected -- his wife had walked out of his flat with their daughter and he was in a lot of pain -- but he has cut back dramatically now that he and I are together and living in California. (Clean living and a good woman, he says, have been key.) So I just find these findings weird, but then again, it is the Daily Mail so who knows how reliable any of it is.

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1 hour ago, laylalex said:

the Daily Mail

 

1 hour ago, ALFKAD said:

smells of rubbish

The verdict.


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Posted (edited)

So if some women (not @laylalexof course) are wooed by a man drinking heavily, then what does that say about the women's decision making abilities?

Edited by Bill & Katya

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