Ladies, we need to get down to brass tacks. The question is: how to tell a guy's lovemaking potential before you ever see the insides of his socks. Scientists don't study this, so it's up to us.
For example, does sexual prowess depend on skill and experience? A deep knowledge of the Kama Sutra? Or, is it really more primal than all that, you know, like being George Clooney?
Also, there must be tip-offs. At one time I thought rhythm was a dead giveaway, but after dating many a guitar player (as a child, I must have misheard my Bubby's "physician" for "musician"), I've decided that's not reliable. Then again, what about the way a guy dances? Surely this is telling. Or the way he bowls? Or drives a car? Or whips out his wallet with just the right mix of Don Draper (bless that far-off look and inexcusable manliness, even if you don't like stomach hair) with, say, Jon Stewart?
Speaking of which, does humor come into it? Generosity? Intelligence? Or, are we just fooling ourselves?
"I'm voting for humor," says Dan Ariely, PhD, laughing. The Duke University professor and author of The Upside of Irrationality: The unexpected benefits of defying logic at work and home has designed a survey just for Shine to get us answers. This is important research, everyone. Just remember who the first Sexiest Man Alive in People was. Mel Gibson. And look where that went.
Want to be part of our study? TAKE THE SURVEY HERE
We'll be back to you with the results soon. In the meantime, ladies, don't hold back. Tell us what you know...
If you missed Shine's other polls and surveys, check out:
The Great Female Survey Part I
The Great Female Survey Part II
Online Dating-Total Waste of Time? Here's what YOU say
4 Ways to Rock the Dating Sites. Take our Survey
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