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November 2, 2010

 

A very colorful guppy fish on a black background

Female Guppy Fish Love Risk Takers

Hey women! Are you more likely to date a risk-taker? Scientists have learned that guppy fish do the same thing!

July 14, 2005

 

Guppy, James Guppy

Nobody could attract women like James Bond. They just couldn’t resist his manly qualities, like his penchant for dodging bullets, or leaping from airplanes. There’s something interesting going on here. The suggestion seems to be that males who take risks are more attractive to females. Studies done on another species, guppies, suggest just such a mechanism for the attractiveness of risk-taking. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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