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Bearded men are more likely to cheat: Women, please note!

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Last updated on: October 30, 2015 16:07 IST
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According to a study, men with facial hair are more likely to cheat on their partners and get into fights than clean shaven men.

In the study, researchers surveyed 2,000 people to determine attitudes towards facial hair and found 47 per cent of men with facial hair had cheated on their partner, compared to 20 per cent clean-shaven men, The Independent reports.

In addition, they found that bearded men were likelier to be caught up in a brawl and 40 per cent of men with beards claimed to have stolen something.

Researchers asked the women whether they preferred bearded men and 65 per cent claimed that they would never consider getting romantically involved with a beard-wearer.

Fashion photographer Jens Wilkhom said she has noticed that the attitudes were shifting with regard to long beards and moustaches, adding it definitely seemed that women seem to prefer the clean shaven look and fashion would respond to that.


Women 'worry', men get 'frustrated' handling marital problems

A new study has revealed that when a couple suffers from issues in their marriage, the woman worries and becomes sad, whereas it's sheer frustration for the man!

Deborah Carr of the Rutgers University said that men often don't want to express vulnerable emotions, while women were much more comfortable expressing sadness or worry.

She said that for women, getting a lot of support from their spouse was a positive experience, adding that older men, however, might feel frustrated receiving lots of support from their wife, especially if it makes them feel helpless or less competent.

In the study, researchers examined 722 couples, married an average of 39 years, and asked how their marital experience and the reactions of their spouse affected them.

They responded to whether they could open up to their spouse if they needed to talk about their worries, whether their spouse appreciates them, understands the way they feel about things, argues with them, makes them feel tense and gets on their nerves.

The husbands, in the study, who more often rated their marriages positively and reported significantly higher levels of emotional support and lower levels of marital strain than their wives, felt frustrated giving as well as receiving support.

Carr said that frustration was an under-researched emotion that needs to be looked at further.

Carr said that if older men or women with dementia had reduced impulse control, they could lash out against their spouse if they were feeling frustrated, adding it was very important to keep in mind these dynamics even with long married couples who you may not think have any problems.

Carr concluded that there has to be a middle ground between marital suffocation and togetherness, adding that spouses want to feel loved and supported but not trapped.

The study appears in Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences. (ANI)

Bearded men are more likely to cheat. REALLY?!

According to a study, men with facial hair are more likely to cheat on their partners and get into fights than clean shaven men.


Men use anger to gain influence; women, though, lose it when angry

A new study focused on jury deliberation behaviours has found that men use anger to influence others, but women actually lose influence when they allow anger into an argument.

Co-author Jessica Salerno of the Arizona State University said that their study suggested that women might not have the same opportunity to influence when they express anger.

The study featured 210 jury eligible undergraduates who viewed a 17-minute presentation that was based on evidence from a real case in which a man was tried for murdering his wife.

Participants read summaries of the opening and closing statements and eyewitness testimonies. They also viewed photographs of the crime scene and the alleged murder weapon.

All participants read essentially the same arguments, but for some, the points were made with anger, others were made in the spirit of fear and the rest were conveyed in an emotionally neutral tone.

The researchers stated that participants' confidence in their own verdict dropped significantly after male holdouts expressed anger, adding that participants became significantly more confident in their original verdicts after female holdouts expressed anger, even though they were expressing the exact same opinion and emotion as the male holdouts.

Salerno said that their results had implications for any woman who was trying to exert influence on a decision in their workplace and everyday lives, including governing bodies, task forces and committees.

She concluded that the results from this study suggested that if female political candidates express their opinion with anger, during the debates for example, it was possible that they might have less influence than if they do not express with anger.

The study is published in the Journal Law and Human Behaviour.


Is sexting between married couple common?

As per a recent study, married couples do report sexting, but it is much less common than in young adult relationships and consists more of intimate talk with their partners than sending nude or nearly nude photos via mobile phones.

"Sexting Among Married Couples: Who is Doing It, and Are They More Satisfied?" further examines the link between sexting behaviour and relationship satisfaction or ambivalence.

Co-authors Brandon McDaniel, The Pennsylvania State University, College Park, and Michelle Drouin, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, report specific differences between sending sexy messages versus sexually explicit pictures and relationship quality for men compared to women with high/low levels of attachment anxiety or avoidance.

Research in the past has suggested that sexting might be a useful therapeutic approach to increase intimacy in couples reporting for counselling.

The current study, however, seems to indicate that sexting may still be seen as something used by those feeling less secure in their relationships. Clearly more research is called for, says Editor-in-Chief Brenda K Wiederhold.

The study is published in Cyberpsychology, Behaviour and Social Networking.


Never greet stranger with a kiss

A new research has revealed that when people greet strangers, they are only comfortable in shaking hands and do not like to be touched on any other parts of the body.

More than a thousand people from the United Kingdom, Finland, France, Italy and Russia participated in a study that suggested that people should err on the side of caution when it comes to greeting new acquaintances, reports.

Lead researcher Robin Dunbar of the Oxford University said that kissing a stranger on the cheek would still make a lot of people uncomfortable.

However, Dunbar said that with modern life, it had become as conventional as a handshake and no longer seemed overly-familiar.

For the study, researchers asked people to indicate on a 'body map' where they were comfortable being touched.

They found that the more emotionally close you were to someone, the more access they could have to your body.

According to the researchers, people were most physically comfortable with their romantic partners, and women also generally enjoyed being touched on their arms and some parts of their head by friends and family.

The main 'taboo' area for women was their genitals, whereas, men categorised genital contact with female strangers as 'least comfortable' but not 'taboo.'

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