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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