Women are pickier when it comes to casual sex
Women actually raise their standards when it comes to choosing who to bed for casual sex, according to a new study.
To be tempted into a one-night stand, ladies must first consider the guy "exceptionally attractive" before jumping in the sack, reports Fox News.
Researchers say that such choosiness for casual sex can be explained by the "good genes hypothesis" - here, women prefer guys who show some feature indicating strong genes that can be passed down to offspring.
The study was carried out by Achim Schützwohl and his colleagues from London's Brunel University who surveyed nearly 900 students from the United States, Germany and Italy.
Participants were asked to imagine being approached by a member of the opposite sex, described as either "slightly unattractive," "moderately attractive," or "exceptionally attractive".
They would then ask the student to go out, go to their apartment, or go to bed.
The student had to rate how likely they would be to accept each request on a scale of 0 to 100.
It seems women were more likely to accept the apartment and bed requests from an exceptionally attractive man.
A moderately attractive or slightly unattractive man had little to no hope.
Unsurprisingly, men were less choosy - they were more likely than women to accept all three offers regardless of how attractive she was.
The study will be published online this week in the journal Human Nature.