New study: Men overspend to attract mates

(excerpt from) Live Science
Ooga Ooga! Men Overspend to Attract Mates
By Jeanna Bryner, Senior Writer /  10 December 2008

Men are hardwired after eons of evolution to overspend, a new study suggests. Their maxed-out credit cards and mega-purchases have been tied to their desire to attract mates.

The biggest male spenders in the survey were found to have the highest number of reported past partners and desired the most future partners.

The finding, detailed in the current issue of the journal Evolutionary Psychology, did not hold with women…(rest of story at the Live Science sit: here.)

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