Does it matter what he drives?

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    Jun 06, 2008 4:08 PM GMT
    A recent study found that women were more attracted to a man that drives a eco-friendly vehicle than a sporty car. I am looking to down size from my jeep to something more fuel efficient and economical. This means I may take a step back to look at the corollas of the world. No offense, its just that was one of my first cars. They are cheap and fuel efficient!

    I hate to get rid of my jeep, its fun and sexy (yes I have been laid because I drive a Jeep). So I wonder, does it matter what car a guy drives? Does that effect your image of the guy. I know some people in bigger, more material cities feel pressure to have the latest BMW, but I wonder if it really matters. I am talking both about knowing the guy and seeing him drive by. Are guys still cute in beaters or yaris type cars?

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    Jun 06, 2008 4:18 PM GMT
    I have never dated/hooked up wiht a guy based on the car they drive. The topic never came up. I have a female friend that will not deal with a guy unless they are driving a nice car.
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    Jun 06, 2008 4:19 PM GMT
    It doesn't to me. I think Jeeps are hot. I like a hot car but it doesn't have anything to do with the guy. Honestly it's all about the guy behind the wheel.
  • Bunjamon

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    Jun 06, 2008 4:21 PM GMT
    The car a guy drives seems pretty unrelated to how well you'll connect with him on a physical and emotional level.

    But if he drives a hummer is OVER! icon_wink.gif
  • EricLA

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    Jun 06, 2008 4:22 PM GMT
    I can't say it's really come up for me, but to some extent yes. They have to have some form of transportation. I'd probably be turned off by anyone who had a big ostentatious sports car. Given my views on the environment, I'd probably look down on someone who owned an SUV (unless they had a very, VERY good rationale). I'd probably be disgusted by someone who owned something like a Hummer.

    The car wouldn't have to be brand new or even necessarily in the best shape, but I am a bit judgmental about how the inside of a car is kept. If junk is everywhere, then their home is probably the same way.
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    Jun 06, 2008 4:23 PM GMT
    Someone who drives a more environmentally friendly car, tells me something about who they are. I could not see myself being interested in someone drove a Hummer. That is just plain environmentally selfish. It puts way too much CO2 into the air, and wastes a limited fossil fuel which could be used for better purposes (and no, before you ask, I don't eat meat).
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    Jun 06, 2008 4:26 PM GMT
    No. Honestly, as long as it can take me from point A to B without any problem. Yes, coming from a dhirty-fwore year old who cannot drive.
    And fuck you, DJBens77! ...now that was me being not polite.icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 06, 2008 4:51 PM GMT
    At this point, I don't think I'd date anyone who owns a car. I'd be his friend, so he can take me to IKEA, but I don't think I'd date him. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 06, 2008 4:52 PM GMT
    I drive an early 90's Honda Accord. Runs great, body super ( could use a paint job), gets outstanding gas mileage (Especially important now) and has been paid off for a long time. So why would I want to give it up for a new car note when the money could be invested? Besides, if you won't date me because of my car, I would consider you shallow. Then I tell you to date automobile salesmen exclusively.
  • docmarvy

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    Jun 06, 2008 5:09 PM GMT
    I think it only matters what he drives if it matters to both parties involved. A great guy is a great guy in any vehicle.

    But if you know that a guy sort of fetishizes the car you drive as part of the total package (not that I'm naming any names icon_wink.gif ) it really gets you seriously thinking about getting a totally monster-modded pickup truck or Wrangler, mileage be damned!

    Personally, I feel a nice car may add to the mystique, but a hoopty doesn't necessarily detract. And the ladies are sort of right. There is something to being environmentally conscious. But the next thing you know you're caught with the windows rolled up in a mix of Pachouli air freshener and B.O. on a 5 hour road trip to Bonnaroo to listen to forty minute guitar solos. Bleah.
  • Timbales

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    Jun 06, 2008 5:14 PM GMT
    I think how well the car is maintained is more indicative to me of what kind a guy he is. Of course, if I met someone who is driving a brand new V6 or V8 I'd think he was a bit foolish anyway.
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    Jun 06, 2008 5:15 PM GMT
    i would be HIGHLY unmotivated to date a guy with a gas-guzzling, ego-boosting Hummer or oversized truck, or a rusted junk bucket of a car- and i would be intrigued at the thought of dating a guy with a new BMW. its not shallow, as that's not a HUGE criterium or factor in why i date a guy- just saying... it may play a role in swaying me if i were on the fence.. lol. anyone who says otherwise is lying. a nice car says the guy is successful in life and has his stuff together if he can easily afford it, whereas the alternatives have various cases to plead against their owners.
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    Jun 06, 2008 5:18 PM GMT
    I don't know, high-end cars scream "overcompensation" to me. That's probably not fair of me but there you go. I guess I'm in the DJBens school of thought - show me a guy in a jeep and I'll be a lot more excited over that than a guy with a porsche.
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    Jun 06, 2008 5:18 PM GMT
    Just have a car and drive please. The rest is commentary!
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    Jun 06, 2008 5:38 PM GMT
    My best friend drives a Kia Rio and everything is broken on it. He works as a successful freelance stylist and owns his home at 35 but a new car has never been his top priority. He would rather spend a month in Paris than drive a new car.
    I think it is hilarious and somewhat charming..
    Somethings really aren't at all important, cars being one of them. As long as everyone has a sense of humor about things, it is just another opportunity to have a good laugh.
    I have a three speed bike that I LOVE, I am in no situation to judge anyone.


    Ps.
    If you are disgusted by a HUMMER's environmental impact but continue to eat meat or add thousands of extra calories to bulk up, you are being a hypocrite. The food you eat does more damage to the environment than the occasional HUMMER or SUV. The gas, released during the digestive process of a pig or cow, is 21 times more harmful than CO2 . Organic beef is the most damaging because organic cattle emit more methane.
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    Jun 06, 2008 5:48 PM GMT
    mnjock2003 said

    Ps.
    If you are disgusted by a HUMMER's environmental impact but continue to eat meat or add thousands of extra calories to bulk up, you are being a hypocrite. The food you eat does more damage to the environment than the occasional HUMMER or SUV. The gas, released during the digestive process of a pig or cow, is 21 times more harmful than CO2 . Organic beef is the most damaging because organic cattle emit more methane.



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    Jun 06, 2008 5:48 PM GMT
    Can I have your Jeep? icon_biggrin.gif

    To your question: No.

    When I see someone in a $100,000 sports car the first thing that comes to mind is: 'Compensating.' Suburbanites driving diesel duallies is just as pathetic. I've always liked compact, fierce packages. Like Jeeps, my old Toyota short bed 4x4(that I rolled on the highway).
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    Jun 06, 2008 5:52 PM GMT
    A car is car HOWEVER...

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    So don't sweat it! Get what you want!
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    Jun 06, 2008 5:53 PM GMT
    Buckwheet saidCan I have your Jeep? icon_biggrin.gif
    To your question: No.
    When I see someone in a $100,000 sports car the first thing that comes to mind is: 'Compensating.' Suburbanites driving diesel duallies is just as pathetic. I've always liked compact, fierce packages. Like Jeeps, my old Toyota short bed 4x4(that I rolled on the highway).


    Buckwheet... you behind a jeep... I'm pulling off your current face right now... LET'S DO IT! icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 06, 2008 5:54 PM GMT
    Hummm,,, somebody driving a motorcycle would be a hot date,,,, Drats, I'm already dating a man driving a VW Eros,, Hummm that HOT too, What the big turn on is the personalty of the person driving the mode of transportation, it not like that your going to become homeless and move in his vehicle,,,, So "NO" it does not matter what he drives......
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    Jun 06, 2008 5:55 PM GMT
    I'm not defined by my car. I like it, yes, but I don't care if anyone else does. I wouldn't want to be with someone who is defined by thier car. I don't care if they have a Hummer or a Geo Metro.
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    Jun 06, 2008 5:55 PM GMT
    a1972guy saidA car is car HOWEVER...
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    So don't sweat it! Get what you want!


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    Jun 06, 2008 5:56 PM GMT
    I like guys who make sensible decisions, so if they have a car they utilize then its okay with me. If its an ego booster and people pleasing kind of car then I will probably be turned off by it.
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    Jun 06, 2008 5:56 PM GMT
    Buckwheet saidCan I have your Jeep? icon_biggrin.gif

    To your question: No.

    When I see someone in a $100,000 sports car the first thing that comes to mind is: 'Compensating.' Suburbanites driving diesel duallies is just as pathetic. I've always liked compact, fierce packages. Like Jeeps, my old Toyota short bed 4x4(that I rolled on the highway).



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    Jun 06, 2008 6:01 PM GMT
    It would be nice if he had a drivers license let along a car. I have met several gay men who never learned to drive. That is a real handicap as far as I am concerned.

    If the guy had an SUV it would not prevent me from dating him, but I must admit I wonder about his common sense (unless it was a hybrid SUV).