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Male Risk-Taking Not Attractive, But…

Bungee JumperThe New Scientist has a report asking whether risk-taking men are attractive to women. The study found that taking risks only made men more popular with other men rather than with women. Risk-taking may work for men by a roundabout route though, women do prefer high-status men:

“So if he has higher status among other men, women might like him for his status, even though they don’t like the risk-taking in itself.”

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From New Scientist