‘Risky Behavior’ May Just Be The Ticket To An Amorous One Night Stand

Wish you could be that guy who could walk into any bar and didn’t really need a pick-up line to be instantly irresistible to women? No, you don’t need the looks and style of Bradley Cooper, nor do you need the physique of Jake Gyllenhaal. The secret to that guy who can have as many one-night stands as he wants is rather an old school —- smoke a cigarette and order a Scotch on Rocks.

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Women find the “bad boy” who has a whiskey in one hand and a cigarette in the other rather irresistible, according to a study. Why? To a woman, a man who practices risky behavior comes across as someone who is more sexually open, non-judgmental, and looking for some fun. He is not the guy who wants to tie her down, but he is the guy who will be up to a short-term sexual encounter that will curl her toes.

According to the study conducted by Eveline Vincke from Belgium’s Ghent University, men who smoke cigarettes and drink are seen by women as more attractive short-term romantic partners. Vincke found that the attractiveness of these behaviors is linked to how risky they are – suggesting that current health campaigns, which often emphasize the dangers of drinking and smoking to young people, may actually be counter-productive.

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Drinking appeared to be an especially influential factor – according to the study, occasional and frequent drinkers were seen as much more attractive short-term partners than non-drinkers. Eveline found that the men who drunk more alcohol were more sexually unrestricted, and discovered that smokers were more orientated towards short-term relationships than non-smokers, so this comes as no surprise.

veline found that the men who drunk more alcohol were more sexually unrestricted, and discovered that smokers were more orientated towards short-term relationships than non-smokers, so this comes as no surprise.

This devil-may-care attitude towards the harmful effects of risky behavior can be a real turn-on for women, but its best to restrict it only at bars for a quick pick-me-up. Smoking and drinking can be especially dangerous to younger people, so don’t make them valid lifestyle choices only to appear ‘more attractive’ to women.