Men eat more to impress women
ACCORDING to a study published in the Evolutionary Psychological Science journal, men eat significantly more when dining with women in order to impress them.
The study, carried out by Cornell University, looked at 105 adults over a two-week period who were dining in an all-you-can-eat Italian buffet restaurant.
Researchers noted the number of pizza slices and the number of salad bowls eaten by each of the participants, with pizza recorded as an unhealthy food and salad as a healthy food.
Researchers also recorded the gender of the participants’ dining partner or partners. They also asked the diners to answer questions before leaving the restaurant regarding how hurried they felt during eating, how physically comfortable they felt, and how much they think they overate.
Results showed that men who dined in the company of at least one woman ate significantly more of both healthy and unhealthy food, than they did when dining with only other men.
In contrast, the amount eaten by women didn’t change at all whether they dined with men or other women. – AFP-Relaxnews