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Dangerous Curves

An interesting thing about scientific studies , they reveal a lot about human behavior while further confirming what we already see every day.  I read this article, Curvy women like a drug to men’s brains, yesterday that stated, “For the study, 14 men with the average age of 25 looked at “before” and “after” pictures of nude women who had plastic surgery to get more shapely behinds.”  Researchers concluded by the male response that, “photos of the women resulted in increased activity in the part of the brain associated with rewards.”

Well, I suppose this study has a lot a lot of merit, but any nude picture of women is bound to to cause some kind of stimuli in a man.  I found it interesting that they attributed the male’s biological response as scientific explanation of “sexual harassment, whistling to women on the street, etc.  They even said that some of this research can be used in understanding more about sexual addiction. (Insert your own famous golfer joke here).

What do you think about the research?  Do you think women should be studied to see what they’re response to the male form is?  After seeing Alvin Ailey male dancers perform, I can attest to being “mesmerized” by the physical male body.  It’s a beautiful thing. Oh yes, it is. But I digress.

What do you think this study says about how men and women perceive each others physical appearance? How does this show up in how we interact on the dating scene?  Should women play up or play down their dangerous curves if they want to attract the right kind of attention?

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I am loved (I guess.....)

February 24th, 2010
1:04 pm

MqewP: Grape when you are ready

pinky finger extended while we partake in wine and the high falutin quesadillas

kinderbabe

February 24th, 2010
1:06 pm

@i am loved…she sure was! that was an awesome class. willie was my favorite also.:) i really enjoyed his class.

Cemeeli

February 24th, 2010
1:09 pm

@ kinderbabe – I’m a huge fan of keylime pie (make my own) & strawberry cheesecake ice cream (Cold Stone most favorite).

I got rid of all that cause i gotta have some balance…if i know i’m going to continue some indulgence of rich lunch & dinner food, I won’t be eating alot of dessert. I’ve been maintaining very well.

mqew

February 24th, 2010
1:10 pm

Speaking of sweets, about two weeks ago OMG it was so on. I had, Applejacks, CrunchBerries, Coco Puffs, Fruitloops, and Golden Grahams on the fridge :-| I was a tad ridiculous :lol: Especially since, without child, I’m NOT a sweets person.

Oh and the Chocolate Bar is on at Four Seasons for $20
Just adding to the reasons for the workouts :lol:

Lady J-Happy J

February 24th, 2010
1:11 pm

cee cee I ma hooked to the keylime cake with peeling chips in the icing…..just love keylime don’t make me find ya! lol

Sassy Me :-)

February 24th, 2010
1:11 pm

pinky finger extended while we partake in wine and the high falutin quesadillas

Yes indeed so they’ll know y’alls sophisicated folk. I did that when I went to Dugan’s off of Old Natl. and the bar tender did a quick double take but she kept it moving….I laughed a little.

mqew

February 24th, 2010
1:13 pm

I am – I love Grape, on the patio….. :-) I’m there…

What happened to my other post :-|

I am loved (I guess.....)

February 24th, 2010
1:13 pm

LOL @ Sassy me but pinky finger extented at Duguan’s :shock: C’Mon Son!!!

LOL

I am loved (I guess.....)

February 24th, 2010
1:16 pm

mqew , how bout Phipps Plaza?????

I love Phipps as a a ritual every time I’m in there I have to window shop and Tiffany’s.
Believe it or not, it’s not so much that I enjoy the jewerly at Tiffany’s but the nostaligia of the Breakfast at Tiffany’s movie how Heidi Golightly and her beau window shopped there and had their charm from the cracker jack box engraved.

AAAAhhhh!!!!!! Loved it!!!!

Raqi

February 24th, 2010
1:17 pm

All I know is when you hit 40+ dem dang pounds are much harder to shed than when in your earlier years. Your metabolism starts to slow down. I have to work a lot harder now than I did 10 years ago.

kinderbabe

February 24th, 2010
1:18 pm

@cemeeli…that’s so cool that you make your own key lime pie. i love the mango pie at publix.:) also, i understand what you mean about balance. congrats on your success!:) it’s important to maintain an environment at home that encourages good eating habits. so i guess it’s a good thing that i’m not a baker…lol

Cemeeli

February 24th, 2010
1:18 pm

@ LadyJ – lol…if you can get pass my son you can have one! lol

a keylime pie has to be made with the right amount to PURE keylime juice for that twangy bite. I have one secret ingredient that no other recipe adds. Brought one to my gf house one time, and i knocked myself out tryna get to it.

mqew

February 24th, 2010
1:19 pm

Speaking of sweets, about two weeks ago I had my fill… I had Applejacks, Fruitloops, Crunchberries, Coco Puffs, and Golden Grahams on the fridge :lol: :lol: NO SHAME :-) Please believe, without chile, I do NOT do sweets, at alllll! It’s over now, I only have Total up there.

Oh and the Four Seasons have the Chocolate Bar for $20. Lotz of goodies! Just thought I’d give you guys more reason for Willie :lol:

Melo

February 24th, 2010
1:20 pm

so ladies,lemme ask u this,esp u single and neva married chics??(yeah,there is a difference)

when u go on a date to eat,first time,with a dude,do u watch the quantity of ur intake(as in less)…do u care,do u nible,even when u really hungry or u just do u..take that mountain of food down to size??? :lol:

I ask coz growin up back home,it was the gerl thing not to eat a lot, then throw down, i guess, when they on their own! :lol:

I know over here, I notice when I go to the restrant,u amrcan chics do throw down..in general………

Raqi

February 24th, 2010
1:20 pm

My downfall is Dove chocolate. I likes my Ben & Jerry’s but that chocolate…oh that chocolate.

lurker

February 24th, 2010
1:22 pm

alright after all this “sweets” talk i’m heading down to the cafe in hopes of the grill line having their weekly selection of chicken, red/green/yellow peppers, broccoli, pasta (variety) opened. something healthy

Lady J-Happy J

February 24th, 2010
1:22 pm

hmmmm raqi there is hope for me 9 yrs to the big 40! LOL wow it will be here before one knows it too!! me and a teen ager Lord the thought alone! LOL

Cemeeli

February 24th, 2010
1:23 pm

@ kinderbabe – the only thing i left as a dessert in my pantry, are some dark chocolate Dove peppermint squares. I like those…lil man doesn’t care much. so they’ll be there for a while, lol.

other than that…fruit is my other dessert….now when he makes brownies…i can resist.

I am loved (I guess.....)

February 24th, 2010
1:23 pm

@ Melo : If I’m hungry I eat.

The only thing I pay attention to is the dollar amount that I am ordering.
I match my date.
If he orders and expensive dish, it lets me know how much I can order without being offensive but I still go under his price range.

If he orders cheaply, I respect that as well.

Lady J-Happy J

February 24th, 2010
1:24 pm

why does the status matter melo and i truly order what i want… be it a platter or an appertizer whatever i am feeling I get…..never been bashful to eat! LOL

Cemeeli

February 24th, 2010
1:24 pm

lol @ Raqi. good thing i’m not a Godive junkie like when i worked there. I was all over my store “sampling” chocolates…

DreamsMaterialize

February 24th, 2010
1:24 pm

Man I used to like Run N Shoot. That was the lick in college. $15 bucks a month and it was open all hours. we would be in there sometimes at 2am playing ball.

Cemeeli

February 24th, 2010
1:24 pm

Godive = Godiva…lol

I am loved (I guess.....)

February 24th, 2010
1:24 pm

and I do not pass judgement if he orders cheap.
Not everybody has a lot of money to spend.

Lady J-Happy J

February 24th, 2010
1:28 pm

lmao I am!!!!!!!! that is why you can pay for what you buy if you wanted more I have said I will get this especially a drink…..but of course he gets it not trying to out do him but if I order it I can pay for it not taking advantage of the date that he HAS to PAY! LOL

Cemeeli

February 24th, 2010
1:29 pm

“when u go on a date to eat,first time,with a dude,do u watch the quantity of ur intake(as in less)…do u care,do u nible,even when u really hungry or u just do u..take that mountain of food down to size???”

Yes Melo – I eats…lol…my portion control is natural though. i don’t like the heavy feeling when i eat more than enough.

mqew

February 24th, 2010
1:30 pm

Occasionally, I did enjoy Dove chocolates and those Lindtmans (sp?)…

Raqi

February 24th, 2010
1:32 pm

I have to keep those chocolates in the freezer. Keeping them in there keeps them out of sight. Aaaaand eating them frozen makes them last a little longer and I will not reach for another one before I have completely finished the first. LOL

Now stuff like cookies and chips I can walk past all day and not touch. I have to have a craving for them to eat it mostly. There are always Oreos in the house because the man loves those and there are always some kind of chips.

Has anyone tried the multigrain Pringles. They are surprisingly good. One of my girlfriends had some the other day. I guess it’s a healthier choice when eating chips.

Cemeeli

February 24th, 2010
1:33 pm

@ mqew – ain’t nobody eating all them darn cereal but chu mamma!!! lol..dang…I was a Chic-fil-a Queen when i was pregnant. The lil girl in the mall thought i’d loose my cool if they didn’t make it just right. I wanted 4 pickles on my chicken sandwhich instead of just two!

Cemeeli

February 24th, 2010
1:34 pm

Aaaaand eating them frozen makes them last a little longer and I will not reach for another one before I have completely finished the first.

Good idea.

Raqi

February 24th, 2010
1:34 pm

Working at Godiva???? Girl I would have eaten myself silly. I lovez me some chocolate. I bet someone within 20ft. outside of my office has some. Let me go see.

Raqi

February 24th, 2010
1:35 pm

mqew, you pregnant!!!

I am loved (I guess.....)

February 24th, 2010
1:35 pm

Lady J: on a new date: he pays and no I don’t take advantage.
If I want more to eat, I just get that after the date has ended (usually just eat what’s in the fridge)

for me being on a date with a guy and then buying what I want because he can’t afford it or because I don’t want to take advantage, that’s like saying loud and clear “look buddy I can still take care of myself”
Guys, know we can do that but I don’t believe they like it thrown in their faces.

When we become more like a couple, friends, or have gone on enough dates to be comfortable with one another, then I either do dutch or suprise him and treat him to a date.

mqew

February 24th, 2010
1:36 pm

Melo – Nu-unh, I’m not curbing my appetite for no dude! Period! He’ll get to know that I loves to eat….

Cemeeli

February 24th, 2010
1:36 pm

@mqew – Lindt has a new flavor…i got some for Chirtsmas from a co-worker. My sis likes them too.

I am loved (I guess.....)

February 24th, 2010
1:36 pm

Oh My! All this time, I thought Mqew was a guy. :shock:

Cemeeli

February 24th, 2010
1:37 pm

my son called me just now…i wanted him to sing..but he had a story to share…sigh..hush boy. :lol:

LL411

February 24th, 2010
1:37 pm

this is probably the most bitter blog ever.
No wonder most you’all still single.
Just saying.

How are we bitter? You’re the onlestly one going on and on about a man that don’t give a poop about you. Baby, you’ve gotten some of the best advice since you brought your situation to the blog… but the things you type make it so evident you are not paying any attention. Hell wasn’t the topic yesterday “Do You Want Me”? Girl he’s said no, what don’t you get about that? Stop play’n yo self!

You know what folks have been real patient with you … I’ma give you a pass because you still stuck on ******!

Leggs

February 24th, 2010
1:38 pm

I am very thankful that I can walk away from a piece of cake, donuts, candy, pies, etc. What’s hard for me to walk away from is Fanta Orange (and thank goodness I don’t drink a lot of soda), Pizza and Shrimp. They all get capital letters cuz I respect them so much (LOL).

Melo

February 24th, 2010
1:38 pm

why does the status matter melo

Lady J??

coz chics who been married and lived with a dude longer are more real with dudes in ma view, lots of times(coz of the men exsheperince obviously)..chics still on the first hunt got lots of hit and miss, fake attitudes..smoke and mirrors thang)

thats wuy i wanted their take more…..i know u ex marrieds can be gangasta with it most times..attitude,sexxuality..u name it…. :lol:

Im luved?? I wld defer to my lady date to order first..how wld u know then on the cost issue??

mqew

February 24th, 2010
1:39 pm

Raqi – Yessum :-)

Ceemee – my friend came over and saw all that cereal and just shook her head! I haven’t touched the stuff since I was 12y/o :-)

Raqi

February 24th, 2010
1:42 pm

Congratulations, mqew.

(Making note to self, PoppaG sent my gift to Mrs. Poppa over to mqew’s house. Send PoppaG another package.)

Cemeeli

February 24th, 2010
1:42 pm

Raqi – Yes, managing 2 Godiva Boutique stores where my first big girl jobs. I loved it. Lenox Square & Alabama store.

lol @ Leggs, and her CAPS. cute.

I am loved (I guess.....)

February 24th, 2010
1:42 pm

Melo: the way I know how he’s looking in the pockets is before he lets me order convo goes something like this:

Me: hmmmnnn… what looks good? What do you think you’re going to order?

Dude: I’m going to get lamp chops small plates (cost $20.99)

Me: Hmm…. pasta looks good . I think I’ll order that. (cost $16.99

mqew

February 24th, 2010
1:43 pm

I am – LOL Is that why I got the invite to Grape :lol: :lol: :lol:

Raqi

February 24th, 2010
1:43 pm

mqew, I am half reading and don’t want to read back up. Is cereal your cravings now?

I am loved (I guess.....)

February 24th, 2010
1:44 pm

LL411 : what I really meant to say is there is so much negativity here and pessimistic views.

I am loved (I guess.....)

February 24th, 2010
1:45 pm

Lady J

February 24th, 2010
1:45 pm

I am it was a joke realy in pure laughter but you took it there I truly get your point and I am not the INDEPENANT type to show up my date!!!!! So again it wasn’t that serious really!

Melo LMAO!

Luvbug

February 24th, 2010
1:46 pm

Hilarious! Now you’re down to single and never married. Melo, why do you keep ask questions you assume you know the answers to already?

You keep chippin away at it. It’s fun to watch. :lol: