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Playfulness: The Key to Getting a Man to Fall for You?

At the end of the day, is romantic happiness all about being childlike?

By The Married Chick Aug 3, 2012 8:39PM
playfulnessWhen I met my husband, I was no kid, but I acted like one (still do). I’m silly. It’s part of my charm. And for him, it worked.

According to a new study by the researchers at Penn State, women have evolved to use playfulness as a strategy to attract mates, and men have likewise evolved to recognize playfulness as a sign of fertility. I mentioned this to a single male friend of mine just to get his take, and he apparently feels the opposite. Sophistication, he says, is the most attractive quality in a potential girlfriend.

In fact, as we get older, women are encouraged to “grow up” (something I refuse to do), be more serious, be more responsible. Fine, you can be responsible without being boring. You can be sophisticated without being dry. Look at Drew Barrymore!

So I’m on board with this playfulness-as-the-key-to-attraction philosophy.

Who’s with me?

 

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4Comments
Aug 13, 2012 6:11PM
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Nothing worse than a woman with no sense of humor and play.
Aug 13, 2012 6:01PM
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i think playfulness is sexy in a woman-what guy wants to be deep and serious all the time , or hear about work, kids , chores , etc.- relationships should be fun!i say the two F'S are the way to keep a man-feed them and make love to them! thats playful! what do you say guys?
Aug 10, 2012 6:45AM
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IT TAKES A CREATIVE, SPIRITED, ANALYTIC, INTELLIGENT ADULT, TO  BE COMFORTABLE ASKING QUESTIONS AS CHILDREN DO.  OPENING UP STAYING INQUISITIVE IS FUN AND KEEPS US FOREVER YOUNG!!!
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