Whilst not being concerned with matters of science, every now and again L’Onglex comes across a piece research which makes us stop what we are doing and say something along the lines of -
“Scientists ….. they’re just so clever.”
So it was with news that came to us of the latest findings from those clever boffins at Manchester University who have recently discovered something about men that took us completely by surprise.
Seems that for a long long time we girls have been failing to notice that the first thing that men notice about the female of the species is the lips.
Yup. The scientists involved in the research used eye tracking software to study just what it is that men stare at within the first ten seconds of meeting a woman. Seems the results surprised everyone as on average men spend over 50% of their time watching the mouths of the opposite sex.
According to the man who led the study, Dr Geoff Beattie, the research suggests that whether we have thin lips or a plump pout the best way to hold a mans attention comes down to our choice of lipstick. ‘Our research suggests that red lips and perceived attractiveness are still inextricably linked.’ Said Geoff !
Quite what this means in practical terms L’Onglex is unsure. At first we thought that maybe they were listening to the words that came out of our mouths but having combed the paper we could find no mention of this.
Then we thought we might as well throw away the booster bra and pour that sparkly powder down the sink in favour of red lipstick but then we thought we might as well sit on the findings and relax a little. Then it came to us. So far, the research only deals with what happens in the first ten seconds .
Whilst we wouldn’t want to predict the outcome of future studies we are quite sure that when Dr Beattie and his team get round to tracking what men look at after the first ten seconds we think he’ll find from our own insight on the subject that the results will look something like this ;
0-10 seconds = The lips
10-20 seconds = The boobs
3-6 months = The TV
6-9 months = Someone else’s boobs
6-30 years = Space
Whilst we like the study, we’ve decided to take the long view and L’Onglex eagerly awaits the next set of data on the subject !