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Guys are animals. Okay, maybe we're all technically animals, but I've always felt like the guys I've dated tend to eat like a whole different kind of beast. (For example, when I'm in a relationship, I always have to make sure I've got more snacks than usual because young guys eat like they're breathing. It's just fact.)
Apparently, researchers from Cornell University made a very similar observation, and in a partnership with the university's Food and Brand Lab, carried on a study where they monitored the eating habits of 150 heterosexual men at an all-you-can-eat pizza buffet, paired them up a random man or woman, and had them eat some pizza together.
The study found that the straight dudes eating with women ate 93% more pizza than the straight dudes who were just eating with other straight dudes. But why?
Well, according to Dr. Kevin Kniffin of Cornell University, men tend to use overeating as means to express their masculinity and impress the woman they're attracted with what the researchers referred to as their 'biological fitness':

"Men tend to overeat to show off – you can also see this tendency in eating competitions, which almost always have mostly male participants."

I don't know about you ladies, but I'm not really sure this is the best way to our hearts.
Of course, this kind of eating is something men shouldn't be making a habit of, as overeating to attract the opposite sex, well, could potentially make your body shape all sorts of unattractive.
The lesson to take away from this study, according to Kniffin, is that men "should calm down when eating with members of the opposite sex."

So what do you guys think? Do you agree with this study? Maybe some of you girls are in a relationship with someone who's always finishing off the pie?

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well if this is true then don't try to impress me please! my pizza -_- we eating half and half. I don't do sharing well lol
Well finishing off the pie is important... Oh my god my friends are a bad influence on me, I apologize.
So consider my life here. I have an 8 year old boy who grows like a weed. Add in my best friend (mah dude) and you know where the entirety of my budget goes. Have I mentioned I'm doomed? Lol THEN, Saturday was Levi's birthday party. There were 10-12 boys here (3 girls) ... and that's just kids. Add in my brothers and a couple of adult friends who love the minion. Smh. So. Much. Food.
This is a really interesting study. I went out with a guy who could down two chipotle burritos in one sitting with both a large soda and a side of chips. He was the skinniest thing ever though. It was kind of fascinating lol. Young guys really do eat like breathing. Where does it all go and how do they still have room for more!?
@danidee first dates suck! its like you are a completely different person lol eat slow, eat less, be careful, don't eat green stuff, have manners, sit straight .. and even worst "sharing" a desert!!! nooo uhhh! hard to be a girl lol!
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