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    Guppies use ugly friends to seem more attractive

    Guppies use ugly friends to seem more attractive - Yahoo! News

    LONDON (AP) — When it comes to mating, guppies treasure their ugly friends - because they look so good by comparison.

    An article published Wednesday by Britain's Royal Society says that male guppies prefer to associate with their drab-colored counterparts when females are around.

    "Males actively choose the social context that maximizes their relative attractiveness," the article said. Or, as lead author Clelia Gasparini put it, "If you are surrounded by ugly friends, you look better."
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    Now I know why my friends only ask me out when they are looking for women.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slotpuppy View Post
    Now I know why my friends only ask me out when they are looking for women.
    What school are you in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Misfit View Post
    What school are you in?
    The ugly school.
    "Hold my beer and watch this" is a bad thing to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Misfit View Post
    Guppies use ugly friends to seem more attractive - Yahoo! News

    LONDON (AP) — When it comes to mating, guppies treasure their ugly friends - because they look so good by comparison.

    An article published Wednesday by Britain's Royal Society says that male guppies prefer to associate with their drab-colored counterparts when females are around.

    "Males actively choose the social context that maximizes their relative attractiveness," the article said. Or, as lead author Clelia Gasparini put it, "If you are surrounded by ugly friends, you look better."

    Women have been doing that for generations..

    If a woman is out with her women friends and realizes all of her friends are beautiful.. that's called an uh-oh moment.. SHE must be the ugly one.
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    Women have been doing that for generations..

    If a woman is out with her women friends and realizes all of her friends are beautiful.. that's called an uh-oh moment.. SHE must be the ugly one.
    All of my friends ARE beautiful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by withrespect View Post
    All of my friends ARE beautiful.
    Uh Oh...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadGirl
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    Uh Oh...
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    If everyone's just going to sing Kumbaya I'm logging off.

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