I’ve done no shortage of posts on sex and hook-up culture.Since I am not only a dating coach, but a long-time participant in the hook-up culture (1991-2008), I’d like to think I’ve got a pretty good grasp of what it entails.
And while I will defend anyone’s right to participate in one-night-stands and random drunken hookups, I will only point out the same thing that I’ve pointed out for years: Men, in general, can handle the emotional consequences better than women.
Before you write to me and tell me that you’ve fucked 100 guys in the past two years and haven’t felt a shred of regret, sadness or emotion, allow me to point out to you that every rule has its exceptions. I’m only pointing out that men, on the whole, handle NSA sex better than women.
Achim Schützwohl and his team from Brunel University in the UK…examined how a hookup’s hypothetical physical attractiveness (slightly unattractive, moderately attractive and exceptionally attractive) would determine a person’s willingness to accept one of three hookup requests (go out, come to apartment, go to bed).
For all three requests, men were more likely to accept a hookup regardless of her attractiveness.
On the other side of the equation, women placed more importance on a man’s looks.They were more likely to accept the “apartment” and “bed” requests from an “exceptionally” attractive man than from either a “moderately” attractive or “slightly” unattractive man.” Men will hook up with a woman who is breathing and showing interest.