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Publisher's Summary

Cosmopolitan meets Scientific American in this entertaining and informative question-and-answer book on human attraction. Based on the latest studies in science, Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes? answers more than 100 wild, weird, and very pressing questions, including:
Why do some men smell better to you than others?

Are good dancers also good in bed?

Why are more women than men bisexual?

Can your genes make you adulterous?

What can you tell about your date by looking at his or her hands?

Why aren't there more male muses?

Why do blondes seem to attract the most attention from men?All of these questions have answers that are based in science, and author Jena Pincott explains the reasons for love and attraction, and to what extent our dating and mating lives are controlled by urges and instincts. Organized into three sections---Behaviors, Bodies, and Brains---Do Gentlemen Really Prefer Blondes? provides useful, funny, and accessible answers to these questions.
©2008 Jena Pincott; (P)2008 Tantor
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4 out of 5 stars
By Roy on 04-15-09

A Great Change of Pace

Jena Pincott uses scientific evidence, anecdotes and case studies to inform listeners about a the most interesting aspects of our daily lives. The book is fast moving, well written and well read. Pincott answers +/1 100 questions related to sex and sex related issues. Each is clearly presented and rooted in the literature. She never misses a beat, keeps the listener intereseted always, and informs everyone. If you are going to listen to this adio in the car, think about the age and attitudes of other passengers within ear shot. The book isn't "dirty" but it is adult.

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5 out of 5 stars
By JCS on 11-30-09

Fascinating for all

Contrary to one review I read, the narrator is very good. But then... I'm a man. I guess you'll have to read the book to know why that is significant.

Read this if you love to learn why we are the way we are. The author has cobbled together many lines of research and presents the findings in a compelling, light-hearted way.

As a man, it is nice to hear lots of justification for why we prefer certain women and that personality is definitely not the only meaningful reason to prefer someone. That goes for women too. Women will learn why they love to bury their faces in their lover's pillow or t-shirts. Why are high heels sexy? And how to tell if your date is going well by looking into your date's eyes and listening to the way they speak.

It is fascinating to learn how much our subconscious and deep down brain functions play a role in what we consider to be beautiful. One group was shown pictures for 13 milliseconds and still "accurately" judged the attractiveness of the subjects. In that amount of time, they didn't really even get a look at the faces they were rating, but they still could tell if they were attractive.

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