They say being nice is its own reward. Well, it turns out that there’s an actual reward as well.
Researchers published a study showing a direct link between altruism and sex, meaning nicer people get more sex than those who behave badly.
Their study involved 192 women and 105 men being asked what nice stuff they did – things like how often they donated blood, whether they give money to charity, etc.
After this, they asked how much sex they had, both casually and with long-term partners.
It became clear that those who were nicer were a lot more desirable to the opposite sex and that they had more sex, both with long-term and casual partners.
Interestingly, men who donated to charity regularly also reported having more long-term lovers than those who didn’t.
Of course, you may think this is all made up nonsense and that people will obviously lie to make themselves seem nicer or to big up their sex lives.
Well, the researchers thought of this and they took both narcissism and socially desirable responses into account, but still ended up with the same results.
Maybe it’s time to start giving to charity more?