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Young Women Drink to Impress All the Young Dudes

by David Lauterbach
2009 March 11

College women may be drinking more than they can handle to impress guys on campuses across the country, but a possibly flawed study suggests most college men are not looking for a woman to match them drink for drink.

According to an article in Science Daily, a survey of 3,616 college students at Loyola Marymount University and the University of Washington found that a majority of women overestimated the amount of alcohol a typical guy would like the ladies to drink.

“Our research suggests women believe men find excessive drinking sexually attractive and appealing, but it appears this is a giant misperception,” said the study’s lead author.

The research showed 71 percent of women overestimated the men’s actual preference of drinks… meaning they drank more than they should have and men were not attracted to them because of it.

The flaw I speak of is in the way they gathered the data. The students were asked to answer several questions in an ONLINE survey. Who can answer an online survey about drinking honestly!?

Someone should be in a frat house or college bar at 2am and do a survey… then we’ll see what guys think of women matching them drink for drink… and who finds whom attractive and appealing.

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