Plato argued that there’s a perennial quarrel between poetry and philosophy.* Now science argues that the poets may have an edge in the dating market.
If I understand this phenomenon correctly:
* The poet says: Your beauty, so like a red, red rose, thrills my core with longing.
* The philosopher says: Your functional properties cause my agency attributes to change from potentiality to actuality.
Both sentences have thirteen words, but apparently women prefer the first.
So … the mystery continues.
* Republic, Book 10, 607b5–6.