RESEARCH PAPER FINALY - Davis 1 Trevor Davis Prof. Doersch...

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Davis 1 Trevor Davis Prof. Doersch December 12, 2010 WRTG 1150 Final Adrenaline Swagger Gets the Ladies Everyone is familiar with the sayings “nice guys finish last” and the “bad boys get all the girls.” Well for the most part, this is not true. But when it comes down with scoring with the ladies, the “bad boys” usually prevail. So why do the younger women fall for the guy who just got in a fight or who just took on the most insane roller coaster in the park? The answer is simple: men who are adrenaline seekers and who take chances tend to score more. Furthermore, women are attracted to confidence which the average “bad boy”/thrill seeker has plenty of. An adrenaline seeker and thrill seeker are the terms they give people who search for extreme activities. The thrill seeker hunts out such activities because it gives them a “body high”. A “body high” is a sensation that is stimulated from doing a high-arousing activity that makes the body feel tingly and excited. This excitement transfers into confidence which then can turn into arousal; this is called the excitation transfer theory. I sometimes enjoy doing extreme activities such as sky diving and riding insane roller coasters because these types of activities give me more confidence in myself. Confidence is the main component of the adrenaline seeker’s ability to score more with the ladies. The guys who enjoy extreme activities have an extreme amount of guts compared to the average person. This is one reason thrill seekers score more with the ladies. Their confidence helps them approach and take home girls. It also helps them that girls think confidence is “sexy.” Consider a research conducted by professors Donald G. Dutton and Arthur P. Aron at the University of British Columbia where they explored the effect a high arousal activity had on people (Dutton and Aron 511-517). This experiment consisted of thirty-four males between the
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Davis 2 ages of eighteen and thirty-five. For the testing, the subjects crossed either a low-arousal bridge or a high-arousal bridge. The low-arousal bridge was boring, safe, and included nothing to make the subjects fear the crossing. On the other hand, the experimental bridge, the high-arousal one, was suspended high above the ground; it was skinny and definitely a bridge no one would want to cross. After the crossing, each male was approached by an attractive female and was interviewed about their experience. Once the interview was over, the fine-looking lady gave the subjects her number in case they had “further questions.” (I wish getting numbers from girls could always be that easy.) The researchers found something interesting with the group that crossed the high-arousal bridge. The subjects in that group were more eager to call the attractive interviewer for some more “interviewing time” (Dutton and Aron 511-512).Why did this group compared to the other group have a larger turnout of callers? Professors Dutton and Aron
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