Female College Students Overestimate the Number of Drinks Male College Students Find Attractive
Posted Jun 25 2009 1:59pm
by Lisa Frederiksen
Now this is a scary headline for several reasons!
According to an article posted on Medical News Today, titled, “ Young Women May Be Drinking Heavily to Get Attention of Opposite Sex, But Men Not Impressed According to New Research,”Â a survey of 3,616 college students at two American universities found that “…71 percent of women overestimated the men’s actual preference of drinks at any given event. …26 percent of women said that men would most likely want to be friends with a woman who drinks five or more drinks and 16 percent said that men would be most sexually attracted to a woman who drank that much alcohol. Both estimates were nearly double what the men actually preferred.”
According to this article, the study’s lead author,Â Joseph LaBrie, PhD, associate professor of psychology at Loyola Marymount University, said, “We believe universities and other public health organizations could use this information to help curb binge drinking among young women.”Â Â Â Let’s hope they do!