Male cyclists more attractive than other athletes

We already knew this at Cyclelicious, and Cycling Weekly in the UK has picked up on this as well — women say cyclists are the most attractive males:

In a survey by the Cycle Show of women attending the Show, the fairer sex found fans of cycling the most attractive from a list of typically male sporting pursuits.

Daniel Menlo Park Cycling came out as the top choice of hobby for prospective partners with 36% of respondents voting in its favour; beating the number one male hobbies of football (17%) and rugby (14%).



The women questioned revealed that not only are they more happy for prospective partners to spend time cycling when not spending time with them, but also that they are equally positive about the idea of cycling as a romantic experience. 44% of those questioned chose a bike ride as their top first date activity. Football fans faired less well, with only 17% of respondents choosing a trip to the football as their ideal first date.
 


Cyclists were also frequently described as ‘kind’, ‘considerate’ and ‘intelligent’ whereas the majority of women questioned felt that football fans were typically ‘aggressive’, ‘selfish’ and ‘proud.’
 


From Cycling News Wednesday round up. Via Cycle Blog.

16 Comments

  • Grendel
    October 7, 2009 - 8:18 pm | Permalink

    Wasn't this a loaded survey? Asking women at a cycling show if they find cyclists attractive?

  • Grendel
    October 7, 2009 - 1:18 pm | Permalink

    Wasn't this a loaded survey? Asking women at a cycling show if they find cyclists attractive?

  • Andrew
    October 7, 2009 - 8:37 pm | Permalink

    and your point is…. :-p

  • Andrew
    October 7, 2009 - 8:37 pm | Permalink

    and your point is…. :-p

  • Andrew
    October 7, 2009 - 1:37 pm | Permalink

    and your point is…. :-p

  • Jym
    October 7, 2009 - 8:39 pm | Permalink

    =v= I am shocked! SHOCKED! that the surveyed women were apparently not positive football or rugby as a romantic experience.

  • Jym
    October 7, 2009 - 1:39 pm | Permalink

    =v= I am shocked! SHOCKED! that the surveyed women were apparently not positive football or rugby as a romantic experience.

  • Yokota Fritz
    October 7, 2009 - 9:32 pm | Permalink

    @Grendel – Wet blanket!@Andrew – Yes.@Jym – In college I shared a duplex with a couple of women who were cheerleaders for a local rugby team. Their evening romantic encounters were very loud.

  • Yokota Fritz
    October 7, 2009 - 9:32 pm | Permalink

    @Grendel – Wet blanket!@Andrew – Yes.@Jym – In college I shared a duplex with a couple of women who were cheerleaders for a local rugby team. Their evening romantic encounters were very loud.

  • Yokota Fritz
    October 7, 2009 - 2:32 pm | Permalink

    @Grendel – Wet blanket!

    @Andrew – Yes.

    @Jym – In college I shared a duplex with a couple of women who were cheerleaders for a local rugby team. Their evening romantic encounters were very loud.

  • Jennifer
    October 8, 2009 - 12:31 am | Permalink

    "44% of those questioned chose a bike ride as their top first date activity. Football fans faired less well, with only 17% of respondents choosing a trip to the football as their ideal first date."That's not a fair comparison. Maybe more women simply prefer doing things to watching other people do things.It also seems unfair to compare participants of one sport to spectators of another. That's like saying "Men who regularly go to the gym are sexier than men who regularly go to the bar, proving that women prefer running on a treadmill to enjoying a few drinks with their friends."

  • Jennifer
    October 8, 2009 - 12:31 am | Permalink

    "44% of those questioned chose a bike ride as their top first date activity. Football fans faired less well, with only 17% of respondents choosing a trip to the football as their ideal first date."That's not a fair comparison. Maybe more women simply prefer doing things to watching other people do things.It also seems unfair to compare participants of one sport to spectators of another. That's like saying "Men who regularly go to the gym are sexier than men who regularly go to the bar, proving that women prefer running on a treadmill to enjoying a few drinks with their friends."

  • Jennifer
    October 7, 2009 - 5:31 pm | Permalink

    "44% of those questioned chose a bike ride as their top first date activity. Football fans faired less well, with only 17% of respondents choosing a trip to the football as their ideal first date."

    That's not a fair comparison. Maybe more women simply prefer doing things to watching other people do things.

    It also seems unfair to compare participants of one sport to spectators of another. That's like saying "Men who regularly go to the gym are sexier than men who regularly go to the bar, proving that women prefer running on a treadmill to enjoying a few drinks with their friends."

  • m e l i g r o s a
    October 8, 2009 - 7:38 am | Permalink

    I only date boys who bike. And it has happened without really tryin. rrrr right.good stuff ;)

  • m e l i g r o s a
    October 8, 2009 - 7:38 am | Permalink

    I only date boys who bike. And it has happened without really tryin. rrrr right.good stuff ;)

  • m e l i g r o s a
    October 8, 2009 - 12:38 am | Permalink

    I only date boys who bike.
    And it has happened without really tryin.
    rrrr right.

    good stuff ;)

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