According to a recent study at Rice University (print):
Women found a man who chose to purchase a flashy luxury product (such as a Porsche) more desirable than the same man who purchased a non-luxury item (such as a Honda Civic). However, there was a catch: Although women found the flashy guys more desirable for a date, the man with the Porsche was not preferred as a marriage partner. Women inferred from a man’s flashy spending that he was interested in uncommitted sex.
Right. They’re holding out for a guy who has a Jaguar Roadster. That is completely understandable. But I guess there are women who like Hondas for no apparent reason? I’m going to gamble that Gloss readers love flashy uncommitted sex!
Oh, Junior prom. How poorly you treated me! I typically try to block you out, but occasionally I daydream wistfully about what could have been.
The ladies at The Hairpin have a handle on this whole not crying in public thing. Not like the ladies at The Gloss. We are geysers. Drunken geysers exploding tears everyplace. Taxicabs, mostly. More
We’ve been talking a lot about sweatpants this week – but not all guilty pleasure comfy clothing items are sweatpants. Okay. Some are sweatpants. Some are also uggs. And some are bras pulled from beneath cars. More
1) Jenna Rose appears to be wearing a skirt for the vast majority of the video. More
Hef is taken, but we feel like these tips from The Bunny Book will go a long way in helping us have someone give us a Little Mermaid themed proposal. If that’s what you want? Honestly, we were a little surprised by how much we like some of their kick-ass advice. More
Norman Parkinson for Vogue, 1951.
It’s not enough for companies to sell beauty products to people. They think your car needs a makeover too. First, it was carlashes. Now, customers who purchase the new Ford Focus will be able to add a “tattoo” decal to the car. Ford has 200 available designs so far, made on vinyl that can be ‘wrapped’ around the car’s exterior. More
Want to make some New Year’s resolutions? Start with getting rid of the “toxic” men in your life. – YourTango
Forget about those other end-of-the-year lists: the only one that matters is this one about celebrity booty. – Crushable
If you want to kiss your high-school ex when the clock strikes midnight tonight, here’s all the advice you need for hooking up with your hometown love. – HowAboutWe
What do you do when your partner starts to gain weight but you don’t want to be a nag about it? – Betty Confidential
Have you ever gone parking? Find out the best car makes and models for backseat lovin. – Jalopnik More
Remember when Uncle Karl said that he wanted to represent washing machines because they were so chic and so pretty and “I would like to have one — not to wash clothes but to put in my dressing room to hold my dirty laundry?” More
Why limit yourself to clothes? These days, designers are hedging their bets – and increasing their revenue streams – by designing everything from glasses to nail polish bottles. However, these dozen products go above and beyond the usual designer products. Are they offering regular folks a chance at luxury, or is this just a way to slap a logo on everything? More
Your car wants to look more like ’70′s sex symbol Tom Selleck. No, it can’t tell you that itself. It’s a car. Just go buy a carstache here. It’s $40, and your car will be more willing to drag race with you after dropping the kids off at soccer practice. Unless it’s a girl car. Then it needs carlashes. More
People must not take speed bumps very seriously anymore. That’s the only explanation I can think of for why a school in West Vancouver, British Columbia, has come up with this special 3-D ‘speed bump’ that looks like a young girl chasing a ball. More
Scottish scientists have discovered a way to turn whiskey into car fuel. As Paste Magazine explains, “The researchers ferment the sugar from spent grains (“draff”) and fluid from the production stills (“pot ale”) into a substance they’re calling ‘super’ biofuel.” … More