Big Think columnist Natalie Shoemaker describes the appeal of the rebel, with a new twist. It turns out men like rebels too.
“Nonconformists have a certain allure — admit it. They don’t play by society’s rules whether it be by listening to an obscure band or shunning future tech by reading paperback books; the nonconformist has a certain sexual appeal to men and women.”
Shoemaker is referencing a group of five new studies that comprise the paper A Critical Test of the Assumption That Men Prefer Conformist Women and Women Prefer Nonconformist Men.
From the Conclusion:
“Nonconformity is more attractive than conformity for women and men. People think that men prefer conformist women, but this impression is discrepant from reality.”
….Read the full entry at Hooking Up Smart.
I enjoy many of Susan’s posts, but this one stood out to me, I had to share.