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Daemon
Posted: Saturday, March 15, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Investors Favor Handsome Pitchmen

Gentlemen may prefer blondes, but investors, it seems, prefer handsome men. Researchers have found that investors are more likely to back a business if it is pitched to them by a man rather than a woman. Furthermore, physical attractiveness seems to also play a role in swaying investors, but only when the entrepreneurs are male; handsome pitchmen were more likely than their less attractive counterparts to persuade potential investors to back their ventures, whereas attractiveness was not a determining factor when it came to female entrepreneurs. More...
TheParser
Posted: Saturday, March 15, 2014 6:43:13 AM
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Investors have to be very careful because huge sums of money are involved.

It seems that investors feel, rightly or wrongly, that men usually have a deeper understanding of financial issues.

Although it is politically incorrect, many people feel that men are superior in certain fields, and women are superior in certain fields.

Msybe eventually, society will accept these differences and stop trying to convince people that both genders are equal in very area.
kenturner1
Posted: Saturday, March 15, 2014 2:33:42 PM

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I remember a popular news show did an undercover news story on women and how profoundly qualified women who were, by some subjective standard, moderately attractive were passed over for positions by lesser qualified bombshells. But a handsome man over a woman? Wow.
GreenBanana
Posted: Saturday, March 15, 2014 4:34:07 PM

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To absolutely nobody's surprise. The same thing happens with hiring in terms of attractiveness.
Marguerite
Posted: Saturday, March 15, 2014 8:26:51 PM

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Who can resist an earnest, handsome face?
Alice M Toaster
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Marguerite, I totally agree with you; especially if he's in a suit and tie!
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