A new study, commissioned by men's health and wellbeing magazine 'Nuts', reveals that most men try far too hard when trying to attract a potential soulmate. The results of the long-term study have been welcomed by the magazine, which has declared it to be a 'Pankhurst moment' for single men everywhere.
Research head Catherine Woolage says that, by putting too much effort into their appearance, many men push themselves out of reach of women enjoying the UK's vibrant clubbing scene on Friday and Saturday nights, and that they should lower their standards to meet the requirements of the modern woman.
The study shows that averagely clothed, averagely clean men with 'fair-to-middling' inebriation levels are much more likely to reach the 'clumsy fumble in the alley' stage than those at the extremes of the scale, a fumble often resulting in relationships which can last well into several days.
'Men must be careful not too aim too low however, because ladies can spot an unwashed munter a mile off and will very rarely go for the proverbial 'bit of rough',' said Ms Woolage, 'unless, of course, those women are just after a hasty one-off with one of the local bikes, in which case a quick wipe round with a musty flannel afterwards, and occasionally beforehand, will probably suffice for both parties.'