Guys! Looking for a booty call with no strings attached? Not really interested in chatting the girl up? Finding yourself biting the inside of your cheek every time you laugh at one of her stupid jokes, or tell a dumb one-liner of your own?
What're ya killing yourself for? No, really.
Turns out research shows that women don't even like that stuff. Quit flirting and say what you want, already. Or, for that matter, just conk them over the head with your club (pun optional) and drag them by the hair to your cave.
Researchers questioned 363 college students and 850 adults online. Apparently, men and women looking for one-night stands both prefer the man take a more aggressive approach. The reason? They both have adopted what researchers call “sexist attitudes” toward women that dictate the male dominate and the female submit. (Because men and women who participate in male-dominant/female-submissive relationships must all have negative views of women? (Uh … Think again, right?) Anyway:
“Our results suggest assertive courtship strategies are a form of mutual identification of similarly sexist attitudes shared between courtship partners,” said Dr. Jeffrey Hall and Dr Melanie Canterberry of Kansas University. “Women who adopt sexist attitudes are more likely to prefer men who adopt similar attitudes. Not only do sexist men and women prefer partners who are like them, they prefer courtship strategies where men are the aggressors and women are the gatekeepers.”