WhatsYourPrice.com, the same dating website where Nadya “Octomom” Suleman auctioned herself off to potential suitors for a cool $5,000 in August, has released the results from a study on what different Halloween costumes mean for an individual’s love life along with how different costumes would influence the perceptions of potential mates.
The study was comprised of 2,500 participants, all men and women with accounts on the website. A series of questions revealed the participants’ costume choices for the year, their sexual prowess and men’s perceptions of costumes depending on whether they were homemade or purchased from a store.
Results showed that women who chose to don risque attire that included lingerie and — particularly — “sexy animal” costumes were generally lonely and lacking in physical contact and intimacy.
“Wearing racy lingerie or bikinis shows willingness for immediate contact. It exposes a woman’s mating feature such as wide hips and full breasts,” says Brandon Wade, CEO and Founder of WhatsYourPrice.com. “While the animal aspect represents not only something cuddly, but also a wildness factor.”
Men and women who chose to dress as superheroes were generally shown to have passive personalities and lack skills in leadership roles. Conversely, those dressed as CEO’s, pimps or authority figures were shown to be dexterous in leadership and also were more liable to be arrogant.
The most mature participants were — oddly — those that chose to dress up as characters from childhood, such as fairy tale princesses, and were also rated as the most satisfied in their lives. Those who dressed as pop culture figures were said to be extroverts, but also showed higher incidents of insecurity and issues with self-esteem.
Men and women who decided to trade salacious for scary “a la Lindsey Lohan as an ex-wife in Mean Girls” were more likely to be introverts and wanted others to view them as easygoing. Participants who sported athletic costumes such as “sexy referee” were found to lack any real athletic skill but were said to have “secret aspirations of playing that sport in their past.”
Finally, 72% of the male participants surveyed in the study revealed that they viewed women who made their own costumes instead of buying them to be more adventurous and exciting sexually.
Wade notes that this is probably due to men perceiving women who are creative in creating a costume to also be creative in the bedroom, exploring areas that other women might shy away from. “After all,” says Wade. “Imagination is the greatest aphrodisiac.
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