"When women considered him for a long-term relationship, owning the sports car held no advantage relative to owning an economy car," explained Daniel Beal, an assistant professor of psychology at Rice and a member of the research team."People may feel that owning flashy things makes them more attractive as a relationship partner, but in truth, many men might be sending women the wrong message." The women in the study took the flashy car to mean the man was looking for uncommitted sex. Helen Fisher, a biological anthropologist at Rutgers University who has studied romantic love extensively, said studies have widely shown that women like men with resources: They have since the beginning of time because they need someone to help take care of their young.Do women who marry very poorly endowed men end up regretting it?
How money plays into sex, dating and marriage is an often-studied topic. Catherine Hakim released in January showed that women are choosing richer husbands, or "marrying up" more today than they did in the 1940s.Twenty minutes through the door and ten Aftershocks later and it already felt like a night I would never remember – and then came Jemima.Jemima was one of those predatory women with a keen eye for the unsettled stagger of youth.If this has ever happened to you, you’ve surely wondered “What’s wrong with me? I was 15 when I first realised my tallness was a turn on to women.