Here’s a curious study for you: Men’s Health reports on “research” done by website (about which we’ve opined in the past) that shows that chicks who listen to Nirvana are more likely to put out on a first date than chicks who listen to Coldplay.

Well. Yes. That’s not really that surprising, is it? I hate to have to boil it down to this, but if we simply look at who the members of the band are (or have been) married to, the lead singer of Coldplay’s wife doesn’t seem like she’d be leaping into the sack with quite as much gusto as…oh, I don’t know…Courtney Love, does she?

Macrobiotic colon-cleanser vs. whiskey-drinking former stripper.

Pretty, pretty princess vs. grunge-rock phenom.

When one imagines sex with a Coldplay groupie, one can’t help but think of something involving a lot of skinny, pale limbs and not enough lubrication, something where one or both parties will cry at the end, something that will be the direct impetus for poetry.

Sex with a Nirvana groupie, on the other hand, well, that’s sex with someone who’s either so depressed that they don’t care who’s fucking them (a possible explanation for the likelihood of their putting out on a first date), or someone who might cut you while you’re fucking, and then enjoy a good laugh as you bleed.

Honestly, which sounds more interesting?

Men’s Health gets a little more into the science behind it, interviewing psychology professor Sena Agbo-Quaye, Ph.D., who looks not at the partners of the frontmen, but at the frontmen themselves:

“Cobain lived the rock and roll lifestyle, whereas Martin plays the conscious sweet boy role. They are normalizing very different behaviors.

Indeed, sir. Indeed they are.