Want to increase your odds of getting lucky on a first date? Find someone who drinks beer. A new study points to evidence that those who consume alcohol (not necessarily on the date) are more likely to have sex on the first date.
Both men and women who enjoy a pint are 60 per cent more likely to sleep with someone early in a relationship, statistics show.
This applies to both gay and straight people, according to Christian Rudder, a Harvard graduate who set up dating website OKCupid.
After analysing the profiles and interactions of hundreds of millions of users, Mr Rudder found that beer-drinking was the most useful indicator of whether people are likely to have casual sex. He also found the three questions that best predicted whether couples would actually go on to have a long-term relationship.
1) Wouldn’t it be fun to chuck it all and go live on a sailboat?
2) Do you like horror movies?
3) Have you ever travelled around another country alone?
The data suggests that compatibility on sensation-seeking may be even more important than more obvious compatibility testers such a date’s opinion on religion, sex, and smoking, observed Psychology Today.
So there you have it, four questions you can ask your date on your first date to gauge your odds of getting lucky that night. I would suggest asking if they enjoy beer first, and then perhaps ask the next three questions while enjoying a beer. If they don’t like beer, well, you’re on your own.