Okay, so it's a good thing we can rely on CNN for the kind of earth-shattering news that has real impact on the way we live. Where would we, as a society, be without headlines like this?
Someone rent me a roomy yet affordable storage unit with which to contain my shock.
The study of 46 men and women in Germany found that, in speed-dating situations, men had a marked tendency to compeltely ignore any previously stated preference and go after every reasonably hot chick that wandered into their eyeline, including the occasional waitress, bartender, and Bugs Bunny in a wig and minidress.
Women, unlike the men and their shotgun approach, also jettisoned stated preference in favor of physical appearance but tended to take into consideration their own attractiveness when gunning for a man. A woman who considered herself a 6, for instance, would be more likely to limit herself to men in the 6-8 range, whereas a similar man would go after any woman higher than a 6.
Variables not accounted for in this study: alcohol use on the part of either party, money, mental instability, and/or whatever X-factor Kevin Federline is carrying around that's gotten him four babies and a fat alimony check.