In the late 1970s and 1980s psychologist Elaine Hatfield carried out a now classic experiment in which women and men approached strangers of the opposite sex, and said: “I have been noticing you around campus. I find you to be very attractive”, and then invited the strangers to have sex. The majority of men went for the offer, whereas not one woman said yes. Would you still get the same result today?
To find out, some students replicated the experiment. The results for men are here:
And for women are here:
Oh, and there is a great song about the original study here….