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Have You Ever Lowered Your Standards to Get Laid?

A new study concludes what we all kinda know already: that men lower their standards when it comes to one-night stands, while women raise theirs.

According to the study, men are less picky when it comes to selecting a casual sex partner, but I've known some women who have become less choosy when they're looking for some lovin'.

Have you ever acted more "like a man" and slept with someone who didn't meet your usual standards?

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NurseKimberly NurseKimberly 8 years
dikke-kus dikke-kus 8 years
No, I never lowered my standards. I actually used to increase my standards. I felt like hey, if I'm going to have a stupid fling because I'm lonely it may as well be with someone really G** D** m good looking or forget it.
Elsa2 Elsa2 8 years
Interesting question... I'm currently pondering if I should have sex with a guy I've had a few dates with. I like him, but don't feel this could become a serious, long term relationship. I never had "casual sex" in my life, I only slept with guys I was in love - and in a relationship - with. But I recently got out of a four-year living-together relationship and I feel like I should perhaps try something new (and this new guy is really cute!). So yeah... I don't know yet what is my answer to that poll!
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
Hey Anon #10- I think that happens; makes me think of the episode of Nip/Tuck where Christian makes that woman wear a paper bag while he does her
RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 8 years
I have with some girls. I have to say that some of them were incredibly dull and uninteresting, it never was all that bad. To say it with the words of the great Chuck Bass: "I prefer them when they're not talking."
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 8 years
I think everyone has had that one "mercy lay". Yes, we regret it later; but, it's something to experience, lol.
roseate roseate 8 years
agreed, poptart.
poptart-princess poptart-princess 8 years
i don't care how superficially "hot", "buff", "skilled" a guy is - if i don't have anything in common with a guy and i can't have a conversation with him and enjoy what he has to say and be able to truly tell he's feeling the same way, there's no way in hell i'm gonna want to touch you or let you touch me. if he can't turn me on mentally, he's not gonna be able to turn me on in any other way, either.
PinkNC PinkNC 8 years
No. And one night stands are not acceptable to me. If I'm not in a relationship with you then sex is a no go. Plus it's just too unsafe these days. A one night stand is not worth disease or death. Even if it's someone you claim you know and trust could lie to you about what disease they have. If they'll sleep with you once then they've most likely have have numerous one night stands.
leslievanhouten leslievanhouten 8 years
I usually think these studies are bunk, but for me personally, I definitely raise my physical standards for casual sex. I once met a guy who was just smoking hot, crazy physical attraction...just not dating material (our conversations were not all that interesting). My biggest regret was not jumping him when I had the chance. I used to think that I needed to be in a relationship to have sex, but that changed as I got older. Sex with someone I love is the best, but I'm not gonna knock a fun fling.
Chrstne Chrstne 8 years
I would not screw someone I am not in a relationship with. Ever. So therefore I have not, and will not be lowering my standards just to get laid. If I'm gonna give it up, you better be someone I love and better be someone worth being in a relationship with.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 8 years
I will admit that I have had sex with 2 people that I would not date. But we both knew it was just sex and I definitely do not regret it. At all.
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