A Night with a Stranger

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It’s no secret that men are more likely than women to jump into the sack. But a new study adds some twists to the rules of casual sex. The research suggests that men are far less choosy about the attractiveness of a potential one-night stand. For women to be tempted into considering casual sex, the man should be a hottie. Men lower their standards when it comes to one-night stands. And women raise theirs. Brunel University in London surveyed nearly 900 students, split about evenly by gender, from the US, 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’, who asked the student to go out, go to their apartment, or go to bed. Regardless of the opposite sex’s attractiveness, men were more likely than women to accept all three offers.