If you’re reading this site, there’s a good chance that you’re a naughty little minx. That’s what Psychology Today tells us in a recent article aptly entitled “What’s the One Best Question to Predict Casual Sex?“
The article shares data put together by dating site OKCupid co-founder and Harvard grad Christian Rudder. Rudder likes to play with data from the site (the charts on his blog are awesomely candid and very interesting), and he used survey data to figure out what one factor is the best universal predictor that someone is willing to go for the gold on the first date.
As it turns out, saying “bottoms up” to a beer makes you 60% more likely to say “bottoms off” on your date.
From Psychology Today:
Rudder analyzed millions of answers to the question “Would you consider sleeping with someone on the first date?” The single best predictor of saying “yes” was whether or not the person liked the taste of beer. And this question was a good predictor whether the respondent was a man or a woman, gay or straight.
No word on what it means if you like IPA’s versus Stouts, or Budweiser versus Chimay, but the mind races with possibilities.
While saying “yes” to liking the taste of beer was the only predictor that crossed all lines of gender or sexual orientation, there are a couple of gender-specific predictors as well. For instance, if you’re a woman and would like to know if your date is interested in fooling around, ask him if he’d ever launch a nuclear strike under any circumstances. If he says “yes” there’s an 82% chance he’s ready to go, but then you’ll have to think about him pressing “the button” the whole time he’s trying to press yours. Not fun.
Of course you could just ask your date “would you like to have sex this evening?” and there’s a 99.9% chance the next words out of his mouth will be “check please!” As Billy Crystal said in When Harry Met Sally, “Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place.”
Check out the rest of Rudder’s post on The Best Questions for First Dates over on his OKCupid blog. There’s a ton of interesting info over there, especially if you’re a data-nerd like I am.