22 Jun '11, 5am

'Much like peacocks': Men who drive flashy cars are more successful at having flings, a US study says

'Much like peacocks': Men who drive flashy cars are more successful at having flings, a US study says

A recent study by Texas researchers proves what single men have known for a long time: Chicks dig hot cars. -- PHOTO: REUTERS A RECENT study by Texas researchers proves what single men have known for a long time: Chicks dig hot cars. Men who wear expensive clothes and drive flashy cars are more successful at having flings and staying single than their financially conservative counterparts, researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio said. And while it's not exactly ground-breaking information that some women are more likely to go from the bar with a guy in a Porsche rather than a Geo, the project found the phenomenon is less about gold-digging and more about 'signals,' University of Texas at San Antonio marketing professor Dr Jill Sundie told Reuters on Monday. By engaging in splashy personal spending, men are sending a signal to women that they want a 'short ter...

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