Men in the “humor” condition received phone numbers from 42.9% of the female participants and were refused 57.1% of the time.

In comparison, men in the “no humor” condition were refused 84.6% of the time and were only accepted 15.4% of the time.

It has also been found cross-culturally, across 10 world regions, that low levels of agreeableness and conscientiousness are related to higher levels of sexual promiscuity and relationship infidelity, so there may be reproductive benefits to those on the low end of these traits.

Research shows we don’t really fall in love with a person — we fall in love with how we feel when we’re with them.

Given that he has just an hour or so to create the intimacy levels that typically take weeks, months, or years to form, he accelerated the getting-to-know-you process through a set of thirty-six questions crafted to take the participants rapidly from level one in Mc Adams’s system to level two. The intensity of the dialogue partners’ bond at the end of the forty-five-minute vulnerability interaction was rated as closer than the closest relationship in the lives of 30 percent of similar students.

In other words, the instant connections were more powerful than many long-term, even lifelong relationships.

Conscientiousness is predictive of a number of very important positive elements in life.

Agreeable, conscientious people make better spouses and parents — but disagreeable, non-conscientious people have more sex partners.Via Mating Intelligence Unleashed: The Role of the Mind in Sex, Dating, and Love: When women are looking for a short-term fling, however, it may be a different story.One study conducted on college students found that women favored men for a short-term fling if they found the men attractive regardless of the content of their pickup lines.That said, don’t get so nervous about your words that you can’t speak…When a woman is very attracted to a man, whether his pickup line is good or not doesn’t matter at all.This can be taken to extremes: having someone try to kill you can actually make you more attracted to them.