Guys Only Show Off To Impress Girls, Study Shows
3:00 pm, February 3rd | by Hillary Reinsberg
A new study looks at how males and females commit selfless acts when others are around. In the experiment, a group of men and women (on the younger side, with an average age of 21) were given the opportunity to donate money to a fund, knowing they would get nothing in return other than the pride of their selflessness. Whether they were watched or not, women donated at the same rate. But men, when watched by women, donated at higher rates. They didn’t donate at higher rates when men watched.
In other words, the guys showed off when ladies are around.
But what does it all mean? If a man donates to a charity or buys a round of drinks for everyone in your (assuming you’re a lady) presence, he’s probably just showing off? I don’t know. As with all “scientific” studies, make of it what you will.