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Old 06-16-2011, 03:13 PM   #1
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If you’re looking for a good time, buy the Porsche. If you’re looking for a mate.....

A peacock’s tail is beautiful. Magnificent plumage. Iridescent colors. Alas, it is also wasteful. It takes a tremendous amount of energy to develop. It’s heavy -- a huge obstacle in escaping predators. And it serves no practical function. It does, however, get the peacock a lot of action. Peahens often choose their mates by the size of their trains.
And so it is with Porsches. They are objects of conspicuous consumption. And reflect similar qualities of the peacock in terms of practicality and functionality. But they do attract the ladies.

Those are the findings of a new study – no, not an Internet survey – but a bona fide scientific study carried out by researchers at three respected universities – Rice, University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Minnesota.
They looked into the age-old question of whether a man with a Porsche is more attractive to women than a man with – say – a Honda Civic (in much the same way that a peacock with an extraordinary tail might be more likely to hook up with a peahen).
The clear and unequivocal answer was -- yes.
But as with all things, the devil is in the details. The researchers discovered that the Porsche owner was more inclined to pursue short-term, non-committal sexual relationships. The Honda Civic owner was the “marrying kind.”
The study’s co-author, Jill Sundie of UT San Antonio said, “While women who did find a man who drove a Porsche more attractive as a date, she did not find him more desirable as a marriage partner for a long-term committed relationship.”
The bottom line? If you’re looking for a good time, buy the Porsche. If you’re looking for a mate, go for the Civic.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2011/06/16/porsches-and-peacocks/#ixzz1PU2wffg0
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Old 07-03-2011, 12:00 PM   #2
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A peacock’s tail is beautiful. Magnificent plumage. Iridescent colors. Alas, it is also wasteful. It takes a tremendous amount of energy to develop. It’s heavy -- a huge obstacle in escaping predators. And it serves no practical function. It does, however, get the peacock a lot of action. Peahens often choose their mates by the size of their trains.
And so it is with Porsches. They are objects of conspicuous consumption. And reflect similar qualities of the peacock in terms of practicality and functionality. But they do attract the ladies.

Those are the findings of a new study – no, not an Internet survey – but a bona fide scientific study carried out by researchers at three respected universities – Rice, University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of Minnesota.
They looked into the age-old question of whether a man with a Porsche is more attractive to women than a man with – say – a Honda Civic (in much the same way that a peacock with an extraordinary tail might be more likely to hook up with a peahen).
The clear and unequivocal answer was -- yes.
But as with all things, the devil is in the details. The researchers discovered that the Porsche owner was more inclined to pursue short-term, non-committal sexual relationships. The Honda Civic owner was the “marrying kind.”
The study’s co-author, Jill Sundie of UT San Antonio said, “While women who did find a man who drove a Porsche more attractive as a date, she did not find him more desirable as a marriage partner for a long-term committed relationship.”
The bottom line? If you’re looking for a good time, buy the Porsche. If you’re looking for a mate, go for the Civic.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2011/06/16/porsches-and-peacocks/#ixzz1PU2wffg0


So what does it mean if you own both?
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So what does it mean if you own both?
Stock up on condoms and lube?
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I've had four Porsches and have been married to the same woman since purchasing the first one. Guess I'm beyond Six Sigma.

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