Millions of men spend unlimited hours hanging their bodies in the gym.
But the worsening of certain personality traits could be a more effective way to attract sexual partners, researchers say.
A new Australian study claims that four distinct qualities are directly linked to "male sexual sexual frequency and reproductive success." Among them, they are exiting, acceptable, emotionally and conscientiously established.
However, the same features do not work as efficiently for women.
Researchers at the Queensland University of Technology analyzed 2,998 heterosexual men and 1,480 heterosexual women in the Australian Sexual Study of 2016.
They have found that, being in progress, agreeable, emotionally and extremely conscientious, results in a higher sexual frequency for the former.
In addition, a greater extraversion was associated with men who have more children.
However, the results of eyebrows – published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences – differ considerably for women.
They only succeeded sexually when they were more extroverted, while being "more enjoyable" was associated with more children.
The findings suggest that certain "combinations" of personality traits offer people an edge when looking for partners.
"Throughout history, competitive advantages have helped men and women gain more success in their occupation, in sport, in their artistic efforts, in their capacity to acquire and secure resources, and ultimately in their survival "says Dr. Stephen Whyte, who led the study.
However, little is known about the advantages or disadvantages of personality traits about sexual activity and the success of successors.
Science has no firm understanding of how personality traits influence human mating and reproductive behavior and, in particular, whether certain types of personality are favored by either men or women.
"Our findings suggest that larger variations in male features and their specific combinations may provide an advantage for them when it comes to sex and reproduction, but that does not seem to be the case for women we analyzed," he said.