Study Shows Women With Money Woes Want Girly Men

June 24, 2011  |  

The old saying goes “no romance without finance,” but who knew that bad finances could influence who a woman wants? A new study shows that females fearing economic peril prefer “feminine” partners who are nurturing with delicate features — like pretty boy crooner Trey Songz.

Researchers postulate that men with these qualities make women facing money woes feel secure, because a “gentle man” is likely to remain committed and provide resources. By contrast, men who were perceived as “masculine” by study participants — confident and rugged — were only wanted by women concerned for their health. The theory? Men with tough exteriors probably have healthy genes, which will then be passed on to offspring. The Daily Mail reports:

Those primed to worry about their finances showed the least interest in the macho men, the Royal Society journal Biology Letters reports.

This, according to the Australian researchers, suggests that when money is short women are attracted to gentler types, who are seen as good providers and more likely to stick around when times are tough.

The macho men, however, were most attractive to the women made to worry about their health.

This may be because masculinity can be a sign of good genes – and a man who will give a woman strong and healthy children.

The researchers concluded there are evolutionary advantages in a woman’s taste in men being flexible.

This would allow women ‘to adapt their preferences to rapid changes in the environment such as pathogen outbreak or a famine’, they said.

Similar studies have shown that women find macho men most appealing during their fertile times of the month, opting for less aggressive mates when focusing on companionship — and that rich fellas give women more orgasms. So have a baby by 50 Cent and be a millionaire — but stay home with Trey Songz to raise it? We all know that money and love are intricately connected, but as science delves deeper into these mysteries, the cut-throat goals of Mother Nature are revealed. It might be that we are hard-wired to connect money — either having it, or worrying about it — with our choice of partners for the successful perpetuation of the species.


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  • You mean women with rich men FAKE more orgasms.

    byJustAsking on Jun 25, 2011 at 12:18 am

    @ JustAsking, I was JUST about to write the same thing! You read my mind. Women have more orgasms with men who are physically desirable (nice chest, good body).

    But Atlanta Post, what are ‘rugged features’? What does that mean? It’s too subjective. That has to be established first before you try to make a connection between those features and…whatever you’re trying to prove. Where’d this study come from?

    How man people were in it? Anyway, you can’t use 2,000 people, for example, from a region and have them represent everybody in the country/the world. To me, these ‘studies’ are just bunk.

    Also, please stop trying to promote this ‘women looking for $, will take any man that has some’. Cash for (eventual) sex? Prostitution is alive & well and I always said that. Why don’t you spend time writing about women who use their actual intelligence to get the lifestyle they want.

    Personally, for me, When I see as 20-something woman with a 40-something man, I have no respect for that, and I don’t care how rich he is. To me they are nothing but ‘prostitute & her John’. She married her John to make it look legit but everyone who looks at her knows what she is (a prostitute…and John who thinks he gives more orgasms than other men).

  • Anwar Amir Israel

    @ Downwithagoodman you have to pray for that ideal list you described. While your praying make sure that you are the female counterpart to that almost perfect man you described. @ deal your right. practical and to the point. Women are complex and your best bet to have them your way is to possess both sides. The trey songs gentle side and the busta rhymes rugged side with both sides you win out over the all tough guy who's a di(k or a$$hole and you win out over the whiney effimenate guy who is to emotional and sensitive a pu$$y. Bottom line women and men you have to know your self. Choose what you are biologically emotionally and mentally attracted to and go from there provided your not plumb crazy or sick. Men do not marry or lock down freaky women with wandering eyes into relationships. It will not work unless you are guy who gets off on being cheated on and dogged out. You can not change a hoe into a housewife. If a woman you meet has nothing but men friends forget about it unless u just want 2 hit. If a woman has a bunch of manless bitter bossy and nosy friends 4 get it it won't work.

  • deal


    Bad boy gets the p*ss* for free and the good guy gets to foot the bill for that run through p**n.

    Now after a couple of years, after she gets "bored", guess who she's gonna find to get some on the side …..

    Just goes to show. Nice Guys Finish Last.

  • fendigurl

    I've been on both sides…my ex and my fiance are complete opposites. My ex is a 'male chauvinist' and my fiance is the 'perfect gentlemen'. My ex is hard, extremely masculine in every way, judgmental and selfish . My fiance is soft spoken, gently, nurturing, and giving.

    After experiencing the the past and the present I can honestly say I would never go back to the past. There is nothing like a man that can bring you up and make you feel like a million bucks outside the bdrm. Not to mention, I know he has my back both physically and financially. That's a no brainer.

    The "stud" is good for a short time, but not for a life time. I love my security with my sofe, easy to get a long with man.

  • Really…

    I wish more research would go into curing CANCER AIDS LUPUS & real diseases then money spent on these stupid relationship studies that dont make sense.


  • Asha

    My grandmother says: "Men who work with their hands (physical hard workers) have a better chance of sticking around and taking care of you, even when times get tough. Men who dont do physical/labor jobs tend to be the more girly types and are more interested in a woman taking care of them." Nothing can be further from the truth.

  • The Voice of Reason

    Another stupid study that makes no rational sense and doesn't prove anything..

  • bishop

    The title of this article should be "Women don't know what they want"…and that includes the poster above me.

  • mememe

    Why y’all lying? Pure BS

  • islander

    I’ve dated a macho type man and it wasn’t a pleasurable experience… He was rough, rude, and greedy to say the least. I’m now engaged to a pretty boy who’s loving, caring, responsible, nurturing, genuine, and saved. I’m so in love with my fiance. To each their own.

  • Janay

    Ok this is bogus wtf is feminine about trey songs? Cause he dresses nice fitted pants not hanging off his azz? “Pretty boy” crooner. Gthoh. Obviously a hating azz ugly azz guy came up with this comparison. Dudes stay trying to subtlety hate on good looking guys especially black dudes. In white America a cute guys is just that a cute guy. Not gay. Wtf is up w yall?

  • me

    Did you just say “shi#” and “I want a saved man” in the same sentence? Anyways, this just speaks of the basic scientific idea of natural selection. If people would listen and act upon some primal intuitions dating/mating would work as it should.

    • JaineBlaize

      ROFLMAO! I was thinking the same thing!

  • JustAsking

    You mean women with rich men FAKE more orgasms.

  • Cosmic angel

    What does the devil have to do with anything? Its all in your head.

    Seriously? The devil?

  • Nola

    That’s sum bull… My man is in the military, I have no money woes, nor is he a lazy a… He’s strong, manly, and sleeps in my bed every night, nor is he ugly, so y’all missed me with this bull.

    • yoo

      i dont think u fully read the article. try to read slowly

  • Daniel

    @DownWithARealMan, good luck with that lol

  • meee

    Single much?

  • The King

    women are always about gettin a mans money…this is just more proof to show its factual smh