One of my Twitter friends sent me a link to this story in the Telegraph about a new study that shows how talking to a pretty woman really can make a guy lose him mind.
So, aside from the fact that the study itself was extremely limited (these types of studies always are) – how funny is this? And, well, how obvious?
It’s always been pretty much common knowledge that some smart guys (and some not-so-smart ones) can get tongue-tied around women. Especially pretty ones. You can try to explain it anyway you want: they become “reproductively focused”, overwhelmed by beauty, whatever…
What I don’t get is why men think it’s such a big deal. They have a few moments of embarrassment and so what. After than they should be able to pull themselves together and get on with whatever it is they need to do (and if what they need to do is make small talk with the pretty woman in the hopes of getting to know her better, atta boy).
We women make fools of ourselves all of the goddamn time. Heck, the average girl can’t make it through high school without learning that life is all about looking stupid and sucking it up. Maybe it’s because women just aren’t that nice to one another, as a practice. And so we don’t expect interpersonal interactions to be easy. With women, men, anyone. We humiliate ourselves, take a deep breath and move on. No need for excuses or scientific research on the matter.
Or maybe I’ve taken this tangent a few steps too far?