PUBLIC OPINION > Guys Don't Prefer Mean Girls
SodaHead Living 2012/06/13 16:00:00
We recently asked the public if women tend to go for jerks, and the answer was a solid "yes." More than two-thirds of respondents said women go for schmucks. But what about the other way around? Are they prone to the same lapse in judgment? Do guys tend to go for the mean girls? We took it to the public to find out.
Actually... No. According to the public, guys seem to steer clear of stormy weather when it comes to relationships. Sherry Argov's bestseller, "Why Men Love Bitches," may not be as applicable as we thought. The Top Opinion read, "I think men prefer nice, sweet girls that they can have fun with. Who wants a mean girl that is cruel to them and to others? Mean is not attractive at all." But lets explore some demographics who disagree.
Women Have to Wonder
Obviously, women are less sure of man's wisdom. It was the same case when we asked if girls like jerks -- guys were far more likely to say yes. Evidently it's normal for someone to assume the opposite sex goes for bad apples, but we should count it as a credit to women that most of them aren't using that as an excuse.
As They Get Older
Unfortunately, there's a bit of bad news. People who are older are much more likely to say men go for mean girls. Experience, perhaps? Or maybe just cynicism. We should also add here that married voters are less likely to say men go for jerks, so that cynicism is likely from older singles.
Location, location, location. We can't stress the importance of location in this poll. Though it's hard to get strong sample sizes from smaller states, the big-state breakdown had a huge amount of variance. Californians, for instance, are split -- in other words, much more pessimistic than the overall vote. States like Texas (38%) and Georgia (11%) had better odds.
If you'd like to vote on this question, dig deeper into the demographics, or engage in existing discussion about the topic, visit our poll about mean girls. We'd love to hear from you!
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