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Blondes make men act dumb

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Tim^, Nov 21, 2007.

  1. From the times online ...

    WHEN men meet fair-haired women they really do have a “blonde momentâ€. Scientists have found that their mental performance drops, apparently because they believe they are dealing with someone less intelligent.

    Researchers discovered what might be called the “bimbo delusion†by studying men’s ability to complete general knowledge tests after exposure to different women. The academics found that men’s scores fell after they were shown pictures of blondes.

    Further analysis convinced the team that, rather than simply being distracted by the flaxen hair, those who performed poorly had been unconsciously driven by social stereotypes to “think blondeâ€.

    “This proves that people confronted with stereotypes generally behave in line with them,†said Thierry Meyer, joint author of the study and professor of social psychology at the University of Paris X-Nanterre. “In this case blondes have the potential to make people act in a dumber way, because they mimic the unconscious stereotype of the dumb blonde.â€

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  2. Only if they have their tits out...
  3. barbie blondes

    Yeah, confirmed. Maybe its just more fun both the blonde and the guy talking at a dumb level. Not sure if it's fair to say you actually suffer a mental performance drop or you merely simulate one for interaction sake.

    Maybe your brain is just pre-occupied.

    I'd rather have a moment with a blonde, than a blonde moment..
  4. that pretty much sums it up :p