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Why do you get sportsmen with female pop totty and not vice-versa?

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UnquietDad Wed 24-Jun-09 10:19:24

The Beckhams.
Ashley Cole and Cheryl.
Lewis Hamilton and that Pussycat bird.
Peter Crouch and her out of Atomic Kitten.

But you never get top sportswomen going out with vacuous male pop totty.

I can't imagine Paula Radcliffe stepping out with Enrique Iglesias.

Or Kelly Holmes with Justin Timberlake.

Why is this?

BonsoirAnna Wed 24-Jun-09 10:20:26

Because top sportsmen are Alpha Males and get Alpha Females.

Top sportswomen are not Alpha Females and therefore do not get Alpha Males.

UnquietDad Wed 24-Jun-09 10:22:37

I wondered if it might be something like that.

Are popstrels really Alpha Females though?

OrmIrian Wed 24-Jun-09 10:23:46

One would hope it's becaause sportswomen have better taste.

Not sure why sportswomen are not alpha females anna hmm

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 24-Jun-09 10:23:53

Ooh interesting theory

Don't forget
Jenson Button and her off Fame Academy
Jacques Villesneuve and Dannii Minogue

BonsoirAnna Wed 24-Jun-09 10:24:31

Alpha Females are not females with the same characteristics as Alpha Males smile

UnquietDad Wed 24-Jun-09 10:26:44

Interesting. Definitions, please?

Cammelia Wed 24-Jun-09 10:27:38

I think a lot of it is about money - it seems to be much harder for top female sportswomen to get advertsiing revenue (for example) than top sportsmen

If you're rich you can attract the totty

Top models (rich) attract top male pop totty

eg. Heidi Klum and Seal

Kate Moss and <insert whole list>

Overmydeadbody Wed 24-Jun-09 10:27:57

I don't think it's because sportswomen are not AlphaFemales, I tihnk it is more because sportswomen don't need the pop totty hanging on their arm as an extra accessory like the sportsmen might.

Or maybe male pop stars don't go for the athletic look and prefer their women softer?

BonsoirAnna Wed 24-Jun-09 10:28:45

Alpha Males are big, strong, dominant men - be it in the boardroom, the sports field or any other place where they can display their superior power.

Alpha Females are beautiful, sexual beings who display their superior creativity.

Lizzylou Wed 24-Jun-09 10:28:50

Anna Kournikova and Enrique?

UnquietDad Wed 24-Jun-09 10:30:05

I think overmydeadbody may be closer to the truth.

Kelly Holmes, Paula Radcliffe and Rebecca Adlington are very nice-looking but not really "sexy". Rebecca Romero is the only sportswoman I could imagine having the hots for.

Lizzylou Wed 24-Jun-09 10:31:07

Who is that "hot" female cyclist?
DH luuurrves her

UnquietDad Wed 24-Jun-09 10:31:12

Ooh good exception lizzylou. I wondered how long it would take to find one! Thanks!

Overmydeadbody Wed 24-Jun-09 10:31:20

Actually, I've just had a thought.

Maybe it's a probability thing. There are more sportsmen than women out there. There are also (maybe) more female pop stars? And most men (might) in general prefer more feminine womne, while most women (might) prefer muscly toned men?

Generalisations I know, but maybe that's the reason.

UnquietDad Wed 24-Jun-09 10:31:39

That'd be Rebecca Romero, lizzylou.

OrmIrian Wed 24-Jun-09 10:31:51

Hmmm they prefer arm candy to someone a bit mroe challenging perhaps?

Lizzylou Wed 24-Jun-09 10:33:15

NO,UQD Victoria Pendleton.
She is v attractive

BonsoirAnna Wed 24-Jun-09 10:33:31

Alpha Males don't want to be overtly challenged by women. Their aim in life is to (believe they) dominate through their superior power!

UnquietDad Wed 24-Jun-09 10:33:35

Oh, her. yes.

Cammelia Wed 24-Jun-09 10:33:51

Maybe its because top sportsmen are intellectually-challenged and top sportswomen are not grin

UnquietDad Wed 24-Jun-09 10:35:22

So a creative man might have a chance with Victoria Pendleton...?

Lizzylou Wed 24-Jun-09 10:37:07

Keep dreaming UQD grin

UnquietDad Wed 24-Jun-09 10:52:16

Money attracts money, of course, so you get couples who seem evenly-matched in the earning stakes like "Brangelina" (yuk) and the Beckhams.

You can imagine a millionaire falling for a poor-but-beautiful woman. Someone like a waitress or a secretary. Hard to imagine a rich, successful businesswoman going for a good-looking bloke with no earning power though.

(Who was that actress who threw over her actor boyfriend recently because he wasn't having a successful enough career compared with her? I was shock at that.)

RustyBear Wed 24-Jun-09 10:58:12

Sue Barker and Cliff Richard??


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