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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 10:27 AM
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Porsche Drivers Less Faithful Than Other Car Owners
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Porsche drivers are less faithful than any other group of car owners, with almost 50 percent of them cheating on their partners, a survey published in German magazine "Men's Car" has revealed.


Among German men, Porsche drivers were the least faithful, with 49 percent admitting infidelity, followed by BMW drivers at 46 percent. Among women, Audi drivers were the least reliable, 41 percent admitting to affairs.


The most faithful group were owners of Opel-Vauxhall cars, with only 31 percent of male and 28 percent of female drivers in Germany having committed adultery.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=573&nci...
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 10:35 AM
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1. File This Under, "Well, Duh!"
The Professor
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 11:09 AM
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2. Hey, Hey, HEY! We'll have none of that!
I drive an '83 911 and I'm among the faithful.

...actually, one woman at a time keeps me plenty busy...
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 12:54 PM
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5. Well. . .
. . .as someone who teaches statistical mechanics, i believe there is reason to see causation! It's certainly not universal, but i think the causative influences are there. I didn't mean you, of course!
The Professor

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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 02:05 PM
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6. I believe it has more to do with income than car ownership.
Statistically, more affluent people tend to cheat on their spouses more. Driving an expensive sports car implies some degree of wealth (not me, mine's 21 years old).

So, if wealthy people have a higher degree of marital infidelity than the less affluent, people who drive expensive cars should cheat more than those who drive "ordinary" cars.

I just think that it has less to do with the type of car than the income level.
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 02:49 PM
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8. I Can Buy That!
There is VERY seldom a direct x to y causation in behavioral sciences. So, there are probably a combination of factors. I, for one, make enough money to buy a hot sports car, but i won't. The conspicuousness of that kind of thing is outside my personality. At the same time, so is cheating on my wife, or at anything else, for that matter.

So, the sports car thing and cheating might be symptoms of the same personality traits. I should ask one of the psych profs what they think.
The Professor
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 02:59 PM
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10. If you do, let me know what they say...
...frankly, I'm interested.

:)
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 11:37 AM
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3. "A man is only as fatihful as his options"
-Bill Maher
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catzies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 12:08 PM
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4. In my case, he got his Porsche first, then replaced me. It was bait.
Q. Why are Porsches like hemmorhoids?

A. Most assholes get them sooner or later.
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 02:59 PM
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9. That Was My Earlier Point
Mercutio got mad at me, but that was why i think there is a causative link.

Thanks for the reinforcement.
The Professor
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 02:26 PM
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7. What's the point of having a Porsche if you don't use it?
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rhino47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 03:12 PM
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11. Whats the dif between a Porsche and a porcupine?
The pricks are on the outside of a porcupine.
Sorry couldnt resist.
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