Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Election results 2010 & relationships

With luck, Tuesday's election results haven't wrecked havoc on your dating life.

Think a link between politics and relationships is confined to awkward silences over disputed races? Think again.

Salon's Broadsheet links to some research that concludes "post-election Web searches for pornography go up in states that voted for the winning political party."

To explain the conclusion, researchers point to studies suggesting "men's testosterone levels rise after a vicarious win -- whether it's an election or a sports competition."

Of course, a possible link between porn and elections has some caveats. Researchers only studied two election cycles and explanations for the conclusion aren't confined to testosterone levels.

But I guess it's still interesting, right?