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 |  Jun 27 2011, 10:05 AM

The old adage is true: chicks dig guys with hot cars. And now, there’s research to prove it.

A recent study done by researchers from the University of Texas finds that guys who wear expensive clothes and drive super cool cars are more likely to having flings and stay single. So this isn’t revolutionary news, but it’s always nice to have a reason why you just can’t seem to land a girlfriend. But what is news is that this study found that it’s more about “signals” than about the ride itself.

You’ve heard it called “peacocking,” and guys driving flashy cars tend to signal to woman they want a short-term relationship, treating her to elaborate spending. And depending if that’s what she’s looking for, females will respond to it. “Basically, they’re just trying to convince a female that, ‘Hey, if all you’re looking for is genes, I have the best genes, so you should choose me,’” said University of Texas at San Antonio marketing professor Dr. Jill Sundie.

According to Sundie, women think that a man who freely speeds his money would be more interesting as a date, and if they want something temporary, they will go for this kind of guy. But if they’re looking for marriage material, this type of behavior is seen as a turn-off.

What do you think of the findings of this study? Do you think that guys who drive hot cars are looking for short-term relationship and have more luck with the ladies? Let us know in the comments section below.

[Source: Reuters]

  • Karen

    Back in 1967 my husband drove a 1967 Chevrolet Impala Super Sport with Mag wheels – the hottest car on our college campus! He was also the BEST LOOKING guy on campus and wore the most expensive clothes! Perfect package for a 17 year old girl. Genes weren’t so great though – alcoholic. Now I have a 3rd generation alcoholic drug addict in the family and there’s no relief in sight.

  • David

    I read more into it, “flings” “stay single” yep, When they get to the bedroom, no car, no clothes, no hope, tiny,

  • Karen

    Well, he is still having “flings” and always claims to be single, does that count for the survey being correct? Yep, I guess it does. Wish they had done this survey earlier. But, oh, there was no internet back then and I wouldn’t have read it so I guess I still would have been suckered in by the pretty car!