PUBLIC OPINION > Women Look Sexier in Red
SodaHead Celebs 2012/03/01 22:59:44
Adam Pazda, a psychologist at the University of Rochester, recently conducted a study where he showed men pictures of women in either a red or a white t-shirt, and asked them if they thought the woman in the picture was "interested in sex." It's not exactly a fool-proof experiment, but the study did find what Pazda assumed all along: men were more likely to peg women in red as sexually interested. He suggested it could have something to do with biology, explaining that primate females turn bright red when they're fertile. We conducted our own opinion-based "experiment" by asking SodaHeads upfront if they think women look sexier in red.
Remember that scene in "The Matrix," when Neo gets distracted by a woman in a red dress? The Wachowski brothers knew what they were doing when they picked that color. Or maybe they didn't. Maybe it was subconscious. The point is, red really does have a hold on our imaginations. Er, limbic systems. Some respondents even went so far as to suggest red-headed women have a natural advantage. However, we should point out that there was some competition. Several commenters added that black is pretty sexy, as well.
Red Fades With Age
Red's sexiness seemed to decline with age, but not by much. Teens were significantly more turned on by the color (is it even legal to say that?), but for the rest of the age groups it only drops about 10% at 45 years old. At it's worst, red still intrigues half.
Better Before Marriage
Even more than age, marriage appears to have a significant effect on how people respond to the color. Voters who were in a relationship were even more into red than teens, whereas married voters were about as into it as the oldest voters. It's just not the same after a while.
It's not just men who think red is sexy; men and women had the same opinion. That means at least three out of five women know what they're doing when they're putting on that red dress. That's not to say women in red are particularly interested in sex, but it's certainly meant to be sexy.
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