March 08, 2004

Boys who test boys who like girls who test girls

Of Charm and Strange discusses a test that will help you figure out which boys you like. I'd tell you about the liking-girls version of the test, but it crashed my browser halfway through. I can tell you that I could not tell the difference between most of the body types that they tested me on.

Posted by Francis at 06:27 PM

I took the test. It told me I found men under 25 attractive. And that I was attracted to men over 25. Gee.

Posted by: Kath at March 9, 2004 09:31 AM

I guess that means that you should stay away from the 25-year-olds, Kath.

Posted by: Ugarte at March 9, 2004 11:55 AM

I did finally take the test (mainly, I was interested in experiencing their methodology, which sounded pretty weird from the blog entry about it that I read), as did Rose, and we were especially bewildered by the test analysis. Like, at one point the test told Rose something like: apparently you like thin guys; keep an eye out for guys with long necks, because that's a common signifier for guys with that body type. And we were both like, uh, what? What do they expect people to do with this information? Go into a room and look around for the guys with long necks or diamond-shaped faces and think, "Oh, he has a long neck -- I might be attracted to him!" Since when does someone actually need assistance to figure out whether they find someone attractive or not? A weird, weird test.

Posted by: Francis at March 9, 2004 12:28 PM

More importantly, if long necks are a good signifier for a "thin" body type, I'll bet an even better one is the thin body right below the neck that you can already see. Rose would do well to look at the body.

If, you know, she's looking.

Posted by: Ugarte at March 9, 2004 05:53 PM

I've just figured it out. Such advice is meant for people who are using to determine from a head shot what someone's body type is.

Still lame.

Posted by: Francis at March 9, 2004 06:35 PM

One of the things I noticed is that there was hardly anyone at all of my fiancee's body type. (Or face type.) Or, for that matter, Rose's. I also noticed that, while I tend to find a woman attractive if she's, you know, alive, most of these women did nothing for me. Possibly because they used dead models. But possibly also because still shots don't really catch my attention as much as a face in motion does.

But, as you say, it's aimed at people using head shots on If, instead of having head photos, had very short head movies that gave ten seconds of someone saying something and smiling--then I still wouldn't use it, because I have a fiancee, but it'd be better.

Posted by: Lance at March 9, 2004 07:34 PM