Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Put On the Red Light, Ladies

I post this because this is typical of the king of b.s. the Globe runs every day.

Also see
: The Boston Globe Objectifies Women

"Looking to attract men? Wear red.

LOS ANGELES - Romance is a puzzling thing. But scientists are doing their best to unravel the mysteries of human attachment and have discovered that women wearing red appear more attractive to men. Men, however, are unaware that the color red turns them on.

That does sound about right... at least, the man part!

Either that, or they don't want the sexual harassment hassles.

Researchers at the University of Rochester in New York conducted five psychological experiments to assess how color can affect how men view a woman's attractiveness. In one study, the men were shown photographs of women framed by a border of either red or white. The men tended to find the women more attractive when they appeared in the red frame.

In another study, men were shown pictures of women wearing red followed by pictures of the same women wearing another color. When wearing red, the women were more likely to receive an invitation and to be treated to a more expensive date. The color red is linked to romance throughout nature, said the study's lead author, Andrew Elliot, a professor of psychology."

Personally, I look at the ass first.

I'm sorry, what was the color of the outfit again?