A UK university’s released a study proving what any car salesman’s ever told us, women judge men primarily by wealth and status, digging guys in expensive cars more than those driving an econobox.
The survey, run by researchers at the University of Wales Institute in Cardiff, claims it shows women rate a man higher if he is behind the wheels of a “fancy motor rather than in an old banger.” The University team showed women pictures of the same man sitting in two cars — a $100,000 silver Bentley Continental and a battered Ford Fiesta.
I truly love the Bentleys. But I could not in a million years justify that kind of expense for an automobile. My Land Rovers will have to suffice.
Now for a little piece of my own research. When I met my wife I was driving a 1973 Dodge pickup. Here is a picture of one.
Yes, that color is “Super Banana”. My dad bought it from a surplus sale at the F.A.A. in Oklahoma City where he worked. Now, for the part of “how this picture is different from the one I drove”. Picture the same truck with about 50% rust on the body, faded paint, no air conditioning, floor boards rusted out ala Fred Flintstone-style. And mostly covered in stains from red mud that would not wash off. My best friend and I used the hood for a table to paint our Halloween costumes in 1986 or 1987. I’m sure you get the picture.
Yeah, I know what you’re thinking, and she still dated me?! I was surprised too, believe me. So if you are currently without a lady friend, have some hope. Somewhere out there is a gem of a gal who really doesn’t care all that much about what you have parked in your garage or in front of your apartment building…in a bad part of town… She will ignore your crappy automobile, and see you for the man you will become, not for the man you are that day.
But just in case you have the social skills of an eighth grade audio visual nerd go ahead and get the Bentley or at least a nice Range Rover Sport.