A recent article by Paul Walsh in the Minneapolis Star Tribune has some interesting information regarding men and their cars and how this relates to sex and marriage.
Funny though, I thought, as most married men do, that once you’re married there is no sex….just the car. I could be wrong.
Walsh says that the racier the car, the racier the hormones. I tend to agree with him and would also include motorcycles based on the number of times motorcyclists have to rev up their 5,000 decibel engines while exiting from the cafe across the street from me at 2 in the morning. I think it has something to do with testosterone levels or some sort of mating ritual.
Either that, or those motorcyclists are not getting any sex at home so they’re taking their frustration by revving up their engines real loud. Which for the most part prevents me from getting any sex too because it keeps my other half awake all night and she’s too damn tired to do mess around.
A study conducted by the, “Journal of Personality and Social Psychology” entitled, “Peacocks, Porsches and Thornstein Veblen: Conspicious Consumption as a Sexual Signaling System,” which I have no freakin’ idea what the hell that means or has to do with cars, says that just as peacocks flaunt their tails before potential mates, men may flaunt flashy possessions to charm potential dates. Mostly men with short-term sexual relationships on their mind.
The study shows that some men are like peacocks. The ones driving the bright-colored sports cars. So, if you come across any guy driving a bright-colored sports car I guess it’s ok if you either flip him the bird or call him a bird. Your call.
Here’s the interesting part in the study. Women viewed two biographies for a man. Each was 32 years old, had a master’s degree, worked for a Fortune 500 company as a senior analyst and enjoyed bicycling, movies and music. The difference is that one drove a Porsche ($58,000) and the other a Honda $15,655).
The guy with the Porsche was preferred by the women as a date but not for marriage. (I think the word “quickie” comes to mind here folks.)
On the other hand, the slug that drove the Honda was an ideal marriage choice.
Why you ask? Because women thought of the guy with the Porsche as a flashy spender and that he was interested in sex without commitment. Hmmmm…..doesn’t every guy?
When the women considered a long-term relationship, owning the sports car held no advantage relative to owning an economy car. Sorry sport, you lose….go Little Honda.
I bet you’re all thinking that women fall into the same category and this is a two-way street thing.
You’re wrong. It’s only a guy thing with the peacocks, flashy sports cars and sending signals out for a quick score and see ya later alligator.
So you see, in the long run it’s far better to own a Honda than a Porsche. Or a Volkswagen rather than a Ferrari. Or a Mini Cooper rather than a BMW. Or a 1978 Oldsmobile Cutless rather than a…..um…..well, maybe not the Cutless because that might indicate that you’re dirt broke and no self-respecting woman is gonna let you get within three feet of her, never mind the sex part.
So what does this all mean in the final analysis?
Most likely it means that Honda is going to sell a hell of a lot of cars as soon as this study hits the mainstream media and they’ll be a lot of Porsches, Corvettes, and BMW’s sitting in used car lots.
So, if you want a really good deal on a hot sports car, now’s the time to head out and buy one. If you don’t give a damn about having sex anymore and just wanna flash your feathers.
Me….I’m sticking to what that study says.
I’m heading out and looking for a really good deal on a 1960 Ford Edsel…..I’m no fool.
Here I come babes…..!!!!
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