They say it is better to give than to receive. When "they" are real-live scientists, it must be true! A recent study gathered 150 women and 155 men, and asked them to rank the attractiveness of various people's dating profiles. Profiles that revealed volunteer activities, altruism and all-around generosity were ranked as more attractive than neutral or stingy-seeming people. Now, this info related to people evaluating others for long-term relationship potential. Women still appreciated kindness in short-term prospects but men, well they didn't really care so much. So feel free to be a pill with guys you want short-term flings with!* Are Whipped Men The New Bad Boys?
Here are 5 altruistic activities that would be fun, rewarding and have great potential for meeting good people:
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1) Serve at a soup kitchen. A classic. Help people who need it most by serving them much-needed health food. A soup kitchen provides a valuable service to the community. And you never know who they're going to get to wash those massively heavy pots and pans...
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2) Tend a community garden. Community gardens are good for the environment, they pull neighbors together and are also quite trendy. A quick search of your neighborhood will likely turn up a community garden that needs volunteers. Many feature next-level programs that teach kids about healthy-eating habits while cultivating these gardens. A one-two altruistic punch, in other words. Plus, it doesn't hurt that urban farmer dudes are super hot. Male Take: Where To Meet Good Men
3) Marathon for a cause. Marathons are great ways to stay fit, meet people and raise awareness for a cause. We're gonna bet many of your coworkers, friends and family will be willing to kick $5 towards the cause of your choice, and we can't even tell you how many couples we know that met through marathon training!