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Get Outdoors With Mike Russell

Survey shows young women like outdoorsmen and there’s hope for humanity!

(Andrew Wardlow/The News Heraldvia AP)

Well, you can’t fight them. The rules of attraction just are what they are!

It has been baffling to most of us outdoorsmen that women have been fawning over gel-haired, skinny-jean-wearing, wine-sipping, tote-carrying frat guys that wouldn’t survive for one day outside of city limits.

Well, have faith in genetics, my outdoor brethren, thanks to one of the weirdest studies ever conducted.

Our pals at Fishbrain decided to see if there is any hope left for manly-mankind. They dissected one of the most popular dating apps with the kids these days — Tinder.

The app was the best choice, as it is primarily based on our most basic and primary mating instinct: physical attraction.

Tinder users must decide whether to “swipe right” (that means they think you got it goin’ on) based almost solely on the appearance of the profile picture. If the person returns the favor, the pair are allowed to message one another.

Fishbrain scoured the Tinder profiles of 18-35 year old men in Florida. Much to their surprise — and mine — they discovered that 22 percent of profile pictures featured the men holding their latest catch. No, not chicks from the bar, I’m talking about FISH!

They polled more than 1,000 sorority girls and former sorority girls and were even more surprised that almost half — 42 percent — of them PREFERED profile pictures of men holding fish than guys without!

Yes, you read that right: 42 percent of young women prefer those of us that can not only bring home the bacon, but can go out and kill it!

The brainiacs at Fishbrain didn’t stop there. They then showed the young female test subjects pictures of potential suitors with different types of fish.

Holding the top spot (keep in mind, this is Florida) was the great northern tilefish. Second place went to the sailfish, while the bottom-feeding carp took last.

Ladies and gentlemen, there is still hope!

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