You ever hear that uncomfortable but pub-funny analogy that some guys make for why men should be free to root around and women should stay chained to the sandwich bar?
It goes like this: "Well, see, if a key can open lots of locks, then it's a master key.
At least, not so much that you’re left panting in a hotel hallway of wide-open doors. The study showed that men who’d been with five or more partners inside of a four-year period were less desirable than those who’d been with fewer.
It boiled down to the ol’ ‘men are visual, women are mysterious’ thing.
The reason I know the answer to that question is because every female I know (barring those who married their childhood sweethearts) answers 'ten' whenever they're asked by a partner how many people they've slept with.
An average tells us nothing in this instance - researchers lump in Aunt Betty who hasn't had sex for 50 years with Becky, an 18-year-old, eagerly exploring sex for the first time, average out all the results and then call her the 'average woman'.
It’s the elephant in the room of many budding relationships and a source of countless hours of speculation, entertainment and gossip; just how many people has she/he been with?
Our dating experts at Match have gone out into the field to reveal the preferences of men and women across the country!
Different regions of the UK also held drastically different views on the subject.The point is, we are not keys or locks or pencils or sharpeners or even, unfortunately, cowboys or horses. “Our results suggest that women do not always make mate choices independent of one another and there appears to be a significant desirability advantage for men who have been previously selected as a romantic partner,” said the study authors. Forget all that mature discussion we just had moments ago.The idea that women trade sex for a relationship and men trade a relationship for sex is not an engraved rule of the sexes. What counts for the ladies, says a recent Australian study out of James Cook University published to the journal , is… Go forth and unlock everything in your path, and- No, wait, don’t., the new Anna Faris comedy about a 30-something woman named Ally Darling who is fixated on the fact that she’s slept with 20 men, is a critical and box office failure, with reviewers slamming the film’s retrograde sexual mores.For those of you who missed this flop, here’s a quick synopsis: Ally, who has just lost her job and hit bottom, becomes obsessed with the significance of a woman’s “number”—the number of men she has had sex with—after reading in a women’s magazine that women who have sex with more than 20 guys are much less likely to get married.