The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

3 September 2007

I expect some Snickers from the gallery

Herewith, two links from Tinkerty Tonk which lead to but a single conclusion.

(1) Kissing means more to women than to men:

A New York State University team quizzed over 1,000 students, finding women place a big emphasis on kissing. They use kissing as a way of assessing the recipient as a potential partner, and later to maintain intimacy and to check the status of a relationship.

But men placed less importance on it, using it to increase the likelihood of sex, Evolutionary Psychology reported. The questionnaires revealed men were less discriminating when it came to deciding who to kiss or who to have sex with.

(2) Chocolate, in terms of stimulation, has it all over kissing:

Couples in their 20s had their heart rates and brains monitored whilst they first melted chocolate in their mouths and then kissed. Chocolate caused a more intense and longer lasting "buzz" than kissing, and doubled volunteers' heart rates.

So if women value kissing more highly than men do, and if they value chocolate more highly than kissing — face it, guys, you and I have been displaced by 3 Musketeers.

Posted at 1:41 PM to Table for One


Posted by: Incurable Insomniac at 3:14 PM on 3 September 2007

Are you kidding? 3 Musketeers isn't chocolate. It's some synthetic substance from outer space.

Posted by: sya at 12:08 PM on 4 September 2007

Actually, that makes me feel even worse.

Posted by: CGHill at 4:34 PM on 4 September 2007