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international news _ 13th December, 2006

Moby’s Middle Aged Spread

Text by Jonty Skrufff (Skrufff.com)

New York electronic star Moby rolled out promotion for his Greatest Hits compilation to Australia this week with a frank discussion on his increasingly successful sex life.

“Right now being in my 40s seems great. You're in the best of all these worlds. You're still relatively young and healthy, but you've had a degree of success and . . . and you've seen the world,” Moby mused in an interview with Melbourne newspaper The Age.

"And as weird as this sounds, I've found that the older I've gotten, the more attractive women have found me,” he declared.

Failing to mention whether he thought his global fame and multi-million dollar fortune had made much difference he nevertheless blamed poverty for his leaner romantic times in the early 80s, this week, in an online reminisce of when he lived in a toilet-less abandoned warehouse in Stamford, Connecticut.

“The few women I tried to date during this time never seemed too keen on spending the night in an apartment with no running water in an abandoned factory in the middle of a crack neighbourhood,” Moby wrote on his always interesting online journal.

“In hindsight I guess I see their point. At the time I felt kind of hurt, sort of like: 'love me, love my tiny apartment in the abandoned factory',” he added.

Moby’s contrasting experiences matched the expectations of US scientist Martie G Haselton, who in July published a paper on sexual attraction, in which he said women, as well are typically seeking virile, masculine men, also pursued others ‘who look as if they have wealth or the ability to acquire wealth.’

Dr Haselton also warned, however, that playing the field too long is risky, with those holding out for ultimate dream lovers risking disappointment, based on the findings of a computer simulation model developed by evolutionary psychology professors Peter Todd and Geoffrey Miller

“The researchers found that the optimum proportion of possible mates to ‘examine’ before setting your aspirations and making your choice is a mere 9% — so at a party with 100 possible mates, it’s best to study only the first nine you randomly encounter before you choose. Examining fewer means you won’t have enough information to make a good choice, examining more makes it likely you’ll pass the best mate by,” said the Doctor.

“Don’t search indefinitely before choosing,” he advised, “Lest you miss out on all the good mates or run out of time altogether.” (New Scientist).

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