Survey revealed that men usually think sexual terms more than women. Men rate themselves higher in sexual traits such as flirtatiousness than women, researchers reported in the latest issue of Psychology of Women Quarterly. Men are more interested in showing friendly behavior as indicating sexual interest after a short conversation - author says.
Within their brief conversation, partners introduced themselves and talked about college experiences. There was no significant difference in how men, compared to women, rated their conversation partners on agreeableness or extroversion. Nor was their evidence of sexual chemistry, as partners did not share a tendency to find each other attractive or desire a future interaction.
If women found their male partner as more partner physically attractive and saw him as more agreeable, they rated the partner higher on sexual traits. Men's ratings of women were also associated with physical attractiveness but unrelated to whether he saw her as agreeable or felt the conversation was enjoyable.