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Apparently, dumped women are more attractive

I just came across an article on Marie Claire that totally surprised me. It turns out that the results of a study at the University of Michigan indicate that straight men are more attracted to women who’ve recently been dumped! How weird is that? To make things even more interesting, they are less attracted to women who do the dumping. Maybe they’re afraid of assertive women? Who knows!
On the other hand, women tend to be more attracted to men who do the dumping, but I don’t find that surprising at all. Maybe women are more attracted to men who show some power and dominance, and maybe some are simply attracted to jerks (what else is new, right?)!
Read the article here!

Regardless of who does the dumping, I think this article reflects a larger issue: how “the past” affects so many relationships, when it shouldn’t! Whether someone is getting jealous over an ex or constantly bringing up his or her partner’s less than perfect past, the truth is that what happened before two people got together usually has no relevance to the relationship and won’t help it move in a positive direction! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen a couple get into a fight over something that happened a million years ago – something that simply does not matter anymore.

What do you think? Are you hotter with the dumper or the dumpee? Did you find the Marie Claire article surprising at all? Do you tend to bring up the past in relationships?


Debbie Lechtman is a sophomore at Syracuse University majoring in magazine journalism. In addition to interning at Her Campus this winter, Debbie writes for the Syracuse branch of Her Campus. She is also on the Syracuse gymnastics team and has written for several publications on campus. Debbie loves writing, Anthropologie, evil eye charms, and her dog, Justin Bobby. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career in either journalism or advertising.