But I hear from guys all the time, especially in Los Angeles, that women are golddiggers. Simple logic dictates that one avoid this type of woman. Unfortunately, a lot of these women are beautiful and desperate, a combination that's almost impossible to resist.
Why do I even bring this up? A new study indicates that things are changing. As women become more financially independent, their tastes change. By "taste" I mean that money is no longer the most important quality in a mate. A man's looks is taken into consideration. So rich and ugly might not be enough anymore.
Women who had low levels of control over their cash rated the financial status of a man over his looks. Those with a decent source of income rated physical attractiveness more highly. The study will appear in Evolution and Human Behavior.
I can't wait for the day when men and women alike are equally vain. This might be disturbing to some guys, but think about it another way. In the future, guys might be able to skate by on their looks and become someone's trophy husband.