Liking Beer the Top Indicator That You’ll Say “Yes” to Casual Sex

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.



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10 Comments on “Liking Beer the Top Indicator That You’ll Say “Yes” to Casual Sex”

  1. Mad Queen Linda
    June 28, 2012 at 9:46 am #

    I guess the data on men is presented so there can even be a chart.

    • June 28, 2012 at 9:49 am #

      I think it show that men and women who say yes to liking the taste of beer are about as equally more likely to say yes to a fling on the first date. Of course the men have a higher baseline of “yes” to begin with, but we knew that anyway!

  2. June 28, 2012 at 10:44 am #

    Liking Bud = Cheap Ho
    Liking Chimay = Expensive Escort

    • June 28, 2012 at 10:47 am #

      So what you’re saying is all beer is good, it’s just a matter of what you’re in the mood for? 🙂

      • June 28, 2012 at 10:51 am #

        Eh…I wouldn’t really call Bud “beer”…
        What I’m saying ( I guess?) is that most alcohol will get the job done and that low standards in beer make you tacky???
        I have no idea what I’m saying.

  3. June 28, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    Where was this survey when I was footloose and fancy free?

  4. June 28, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

    I wonder what alcohol most strongly correlates to deliberate sex.

    • June 28, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

      Everclear. I guarantee!

  5. July 9, 2012 at 9:04 am #

    Check out Christian Rudder’s other work, which he might be more famous for:


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