Hi folks. I came across this following thingy, thru the ABC web site and thought it might be of some interest to some of you lot. http://www.carlsonschool.umn.edu/assets/165659.pdf A wee sample quote: "Some empirical evidence points to a connection between mating motives and conspicuous consumption. For ex- ample, men place a greater emphasis on obtaining wealth after being physically near women (Roney, 2003), and men increase their desire to purchase products that are expensive and luxurious when mating goals are salient (Griskevicius et al., 2007). Saad and Vongas (2009) found that the opportunity to drive a late-model Porsche Carrera led to increases in testosterone, a hormone that has been linked to male dominance displays across species (Dabbs & Dabbs, 2000; Mazur & Booth, 199. Consistent with the hypoth- esized link between testosterone, conspicuous consumption, and display, testosterone decreased if men drove a dilapidated old station wagon in a public setting" I have to admit that, while I really enjoyed the wee drive I had in a mate's Carrerra 4 Porsche, it didn't actually win me any extra sex. I dunno if it worked for him. Back in the days when I had a Rambler Matador Station wagon (only as a tow car, I hasten to add), I didn't notice too much lack of sex, but <shrug> I was younger then.