Face it, we men always stare at the female who walks into the bar with the painted on latex pants and sheer blouse. It's ingrained in our nature, harkening back to our caveman days when we fought for that cave woman who looked like she could bear us the most sons. Oh females will say it's due to our superficial nature, but as I noted in a previous blog, females are just as guilty of being superficial.
No it's really because we're sex-crazed animals and an attractive female brings it out in us. How she dresses really doesn't matter. Why, I remember Helen Hunt in Twister turning guys heads in just blue jeans and a tight white T-shirt.
However, how a woman dresses does matter to females. That's right, women don't dress to impress men, they dress to impress other women. In fact, I'd venture to say that every time a female decides to go out in public, she may SAY she's dressing to get that guy, but she is really trying to say to other women, "hey, look at me, I'm dressed to kill and all the guys can't keep away. They not only want to impress the other females in the place, they want to outshine them.
If on the other hand a female walked into a bar in spandex pants and an expensive (but revealing) blouse, the guys would be fighting to be the one to buy her a drink, while the females would all be thinking "what a tramp," or "what a slut," or "what a show off." In other words, the females would be on the defensive and say things out of jealousy. Oh, they aren't jealous of all the attention she was getting from men. They would be jealous of her look.
You can see this in the difference between men and women's magazines too. In men's mags there will be lots of pictures of scantily clad females and few pictures of men. In women's mags there will be lots of pictures of beautifully dressed women—and a few pictures of men.
You'll also see this behavior at the gym. Men are trying to impress females, while women are also trying to impress females. You'll see men pumping iron in any gym, but notice how much more intense the lifting becomes once a cute female enters.
However, if a female is lifting in the gym and a guy walks in, she doesn't have any change in behavior. If a female walks in though, the other females not only begin to work out harder to impress the new rival, they will also instantly begin to analyze what the new person is wearing and rate her on that—not on her workout.
Of course, this also plays out the same in the work place. The men in the office dress to impress the females. Likewise, the females dress to impress the other females. They'll wear the best clean clothes they have as long as there are other females in the office. What the men think of their dressing habits doesn't concern them because they know that all they have to do to get a guy's attention is to swing by his desk and touch him on the shoulder.
To impress the other females though, they know they have to have better clothes. If they get to the office and think that they have lost the competition, they will even invent reasons why they are not dressed better. You know, something like, “oh,my boyfriend spilled coffee on the blouse I was going to wear” or some other explanation. Typically it involves a male causing the problem, which not only helps her explain why she lost the competition, but also gives her points for having a mate while the other may not.
So let’s face it, we guys are easy. A woman walks by wearing tattered jeans and cut-away T-shirt and we’ll go nuts because we think she’s almost naked. A woman seeing the same scene would just think the other is a street person.
In a way, this competition is a win/win deal for us men. So women, keep trying to impress yourselves.
They are both impressive