Men and sex and dating defined
Chance encounters, one-night stands, hook ups, anonymous sex, meaningless sex, friends with benefits, booty call, the zipless fuck.
They are women I will never sleep with, I never fantasize about, and I never even entertain the idea of dating in any way, shape, or form.
The study examined burgeoning sexual interest and the participants’ feelings on the possibility of long-term dating with their new “partners,” and how those connected to their perceptions of a personality trait the study calls “responsiveness.”In the study, responsiveness is defined as a characteristic “that may signal to potential partners that one understands, values and supports important aspects of their self-concept and is willing to invest resources in the relationship.” A limitation of this definition, the authors state, is that the concept of “responsiveness” is ultimately elusive—it can mean different things to different people.
Nevertheless, the researchers felt they could use their definition to help get at some of the different ways men and women perceive potential partners."Sexual desire thrives on rising intimacy and being responsive is one of the best ways to instill this elusive sensation over time," lead researcher Gurit Birnbaum explained in a press release.
It makes sense: responsiveness is key to any relationship, whether it’s a friendship or a romantic union.
But it’s not as important of a factor when you first meet someone, according to the study.