The rom-com movie machine has made billions off of male characters who turn into bumbling idiots when they interact with a pretty woman. The laboratory explanation for this foot-in-mouth phenomenon? Men's brains simply stop working correctly. Previous research indicated that guys experience "mental decline" when communicating with the opposite sex, but a more recent study cited in Scientific American claims that just anticipating this interaction can turn even the slickest Casanova into a herp-derp of the highest order. @Liquorstorebear tweets, "Another thing to cognitively impair me: talking to women!", while @Ranger222 begs the ladies in his life to show some mercy, commenting, "Scientific proof why women should just stay at home and leave us to work in peace."
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