Dec 14th 2010 By Jeremy Taylor
Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with.
Women who have achieved financial independence seek men who are both older and more attractive, when compared to their less financially secure counterparts.
Scottish researchers asked 3,770 heterosexual adults questions about their financial situation and what they value in a partner
. They found that the more financially successful both men and women become, the more they value good looks.
Money, however, has a completely opposite effect on men and women when it comes to their partner's age: The richer a guy gets, the younger a woman he prefers; whereas the more money a woman has, the older
a man she prefers.
This throws cold water on the theory that financial independence makes women just like men. It also suggests the whole cougar phenomenon is just another one of those sexy Hollywood myths.