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Finally, Science Explains Why Women Love Rock Stars

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We’ve always known that musicians do well with the ladies, but now we might have a scientific reason why this is the case. According to a new study, it appears to be less about looks or image and more about the music as an indicator of good genes.

According to Business Insider, a team from Britain’s University of Sussex spoke with nearly 1,500 fertile women, with an average age of 28. They made sure to not use any women whose answers may be affected via breastfeeding, pregnancy or use of hormonal contraception.

The report says that they “were asked whether they would prefer the composer of one simple melody, or a second more complex piece. In each case they were asked whether they would prefer the composer as a short-term sexual partner, or a longer-term partner in a committed relationship. The results showed that women only preferred composers of more complex music as short-term sexual partners when the risk of conception was at its highest.”

“The ability to create complex music could be indicative of advanced cognitive abilities,” wrote Dr. Benjamin Charlton in the report. “Consequently, women may acquire genetic benefits for offspring by selecting musicians able to create more complex music as sexual partners.”

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