Hot chest, red flag: Sexy guys are bigger jerks

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Science is busy proving what gay men have known at least anecdotally for years: The more universally attractive a guy is, the more trouble getting him to care about much more than himself.

What’s more, the new study out of Brunel University also finds that the better his body in those sexy selfies you’re ogling, the more likely he relishes an unequal world and thinks that he belongs on a higher echelon of super-sexy humans.

In short, these hotties are assholes, not just disturbed narcissists any more.

Brunel researchers gathered their data from men categorized by their chest-to-waist measurements. They then asked their subjects questions about egalitarianism. …  Men with an idealized slim waist and broad chest were found to be more selfish and less likely to support programs that benefit the less physically attractive.

“The increased bargaining power of attractive/formidable individuals would have made them relatively likely to win social competitions, and to thus benefit from the unequal distributions of status and resources that would have resulted from these competitions,” reads the study. “Attractive/formidable individuals would have therefore tended to be advantaged by social norms that promoted inequality, as well as disadvantaged by norms that enforced equality.”

Using hips-to-waist measurements of female subjects, the results could not be replicated among women, whether deemed physically attractive or not. Yep, guys hold the singular distinction of having their asshole meter rise as their waist sizes slim and their pecs engorge. 

Guys on the “hotter” end of the chest-to-waist spectrum are twice as likely to be self-absorbed narcissists than study subjects at the middle of the scale. So message the hottest chests on Grindr at your own risk. They could be dicks, and not the kind you’re seeking.

What was not studied is why physically appealing guys who are also total dillweeds actually turn on some guys even more – even if they’re total psychos.

[Instinct | Brunel University]


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