During this weekend, at a meeting of family and friends, among many issues one topic that always come around no matter where you are is difference between men and women but, since I am there most people want to know my opinion on man behavior since because of my job I got lot of experience and I been told that I am really good giving advice. Anyways, I wanted to spice the conversation a bit so, I tried to go a bit more deep on the topic and asking the girls what they think about the topic about when men tend to look when a woman passes by our side. Some are more discreet than others but we usually do it every time. My answer is that it is in the genes (I think so and also remember reading something about it) and for most women is simply that they are pigs.
After that meeting Sunday, on the way home, I started to go online and find information about it. Something that would support my theory and found numerous studies showing that he was right and that the behavior of “turn around” to see the woman, is genetic.
I have read a few articles on various studies and also talk to other girls, but this I particularly liked. According to a study conducted jointly by the University of Glasgow and Stirling in Scotland, and whose results were published in the Journal of Sexual Behaviour, men, we are programmed to look at all the sexy women that happen to us. According to these researchers within which some women were, this behavior did not mean disrespect or belittle to our spouses, but an evolutionary conditioning.
What was the study? Several men were the subject of this study. To these were shown a series of photographs of different women and were asked to rate their attractiveness. After the first round, they did the same exercise, showing them pictures of the first round but this time, pictures of new women were added. These new pictures, drew wide attention of the participants in the study and led the men review their scores given to photographs of women in the first round, going down.
Interestingly, I was reading about another very similar study was done this but a group of women to rate the pictures of different men. By introducing new pictures and ask to rate the men a second time, women revised upwards the scores awarded to men who already knew the first round. The opposite to the behavior shown by the members of our genus.
According to the researchers this is due to an inherited behavior of our earliest ancestors. The preferences evolved because primitive man had more opportunities to reproduce the more sex had with different women. If you were promiscuous, you had your prize. However, the early women should have a radically different behavior because the odds of success to breed and earn the loyalty of your partner, passed for possessive.
I always believe it that I was right but, I was never 100% sure, but after reading various studies to corroborate what I thought and mostly after talking to other women and girlfriends I am pretty sure genes make men look at women and us we take advantage of that, specially on this business.