Researchers used a mathematical model to show that more reliable men were willing to wait longer before having sex for the first time. By contrast, less suitable men were not as likely to continue dating.
The researchers used a mathematical model. They could have also asked any of our grandmothers, thereby saving money, time and effort.
(h/t Sobering Thoughts)
Brigitte is about ready to go put on hair curlers (no wait, I no longer need them): It’s been a while since I’ve sampled the dating scene (thank goodness), but isn’t the headline on that story a little crass? Whadayamean, ‘refuse sex’? Is having sex on the first date now something that’s expected unless ‘refused’? Am I missing something?
Rebecca adds: What about guys who “refuse sex” on the first date? Those would be worth hanging on to, one would imagine.
Strange world we’re living in.
Andrea adds…that there’s really only one way to find out if a guy refuses sex on the first date, and it involves, er, throwing “oneself” on him. Said guy-worth-keeping will be repulsed, and likely won’t enjoy hearing “but I was only testing you!” In short, a lose-lose for the single girls in the crowd. Someone else will have to conduct this important experiment. Maybe there’s a mathematical model…by