It’s nice to go out and get a drink after work. You get to unwind and maybe even meet a fellow at the bar. It’s even nicer when a good looking guy nods and sends over a drink. Everyone woman wants a man to cough up the dough once in a while.
But what if a guy refuses to pay if you aren’t up to par with his standards of beauty? What if he doesn’t deem you pretty enough to buy you a Bacardi and Coke? That’s only like five dollars during Happy Hour! Unfortunately for some women, only pretty girls get free drinks and meals.
A new study from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland found that men are more willing to pay for a date if the woman is pretty. As if the world of dating wasn’t hard enough, “unattractive” women have to feed themselves. Cold blooded!
Women aren’t so kind either. Results showed that the more attractive the man, the more the woman expects him to pay. That’s because there’s an assumption that attractive men are much more successful than unattractive men. My question is: what happens when two attractive people go on a date?
Does a staring contest commence? Does the poor waitress wait for hours until someone gives in and pays the bill? Who knows!
So, put your game faces, people. Just like in the Hunger Games, someone isn’t going to eat.
Ani Chakiryan is a 23-year-old Los Angelina, born and raised. She spends most of her time with her nose in a book, writing shorts stories and baking cupcakes. Follow her delicious tales and treats on Limani Cupcakes.
Photo Credit: Flickr.com/67769880@N00.