Add 15 minutes to your getting ready time – you may want to factor in a quick porn session before your first date.
A new study has found evidence that thanks to sexual evolution, even just thinking about sex before a first date could make all the difference in obtaining a second date.
This process is called ‘sexual priming’ and it’s said to make men and women more open and outgoing – the perfect combination on the hunt for love.
The study was lead by Professor Gurit Birnbaum, an Associate Professor at the Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology. She and her team conducted the study on 246 heterosexual students and found those shown sexual stimuli were more likely to take a chance in the dating arena.
In a blog for Psychology Today, Professor Gurit explained that the ‘activation of the sexual system encourages self-disclosure, a strategy that allows people to become closer to a potential partner.’
Your body has had a switched flicked which reminds it that it wants to reproduce, so it primes you to bring in a partner. Science.
Professor Gurit said:
‘The present research suggests that sexual activation facilitates this process, such that when two strangers meet, sexual interest will determine the extent to which personal information will be revealed during their interaction: Heightened sexual interest in a prospective partner is likely to increase self-disclosure, whereas a lack of sexual interest is likely to inhibit it. ‘
Struggling to make it past a first date? It might be worth knocking one out before hand.
What can it hurt?