Monday, June 24, 2013

"Men's Interest" Measured as a Commodity

Now do me a favor and let's not make this complicated.

I want something a little complex, but in actuality is quite simple.

I want any MALE participants who are willing to do the following:

List the percent of your FREE TIME (outside of work and sleep) that was spent pursuing the fairer sex at the following ages:

15
25
35
45
55
65

So, for example, when you were 25, and you finished work, WHAT PERCENT OF YOUR 8 REMAINING AWAKING HOURS did you spend at the bar, happy hour, or the night clubs on the weekend pursuing the fairer sex?  This could include online dating, chatting up a girl at the grocery store, any time spent chasing the girly girls, what percent?

Also, let's say you're 52.  Just estimate it for 15, 25, 35, 45, AND 55.  Do not estimate for 65.

Post below like this:

15 - 70%
25 - 80%
35 - 50%
45 - 50%

Do not let the above example numbers influence you.  I want an empirical read.

AND FOR GOD'S SAKE DON'T MAKE IT COMPLICATED WHICH SOME OF YOU ALREADY ARE!

THank you,

Cpt.

PS-Please forward to other men for the more data samples I have, the better.

43 comments:

cdw said...

zero all ages

Anonymous said...

Assuming 8 free hour a day for all 7 days, I'd say I spend 2 hours a day on 25 and 30 minutes for 35 so:

15 - 0%
25 - 25%
35 - 6.25%
45 - >1%
55 - 0%

ARoss said...

Well since I was/am a cripple with little confidence when I was 15 I'd say 50% and at 25 I'd say it's risen to between 55-60%.

bringthereality said...

15- 50%
25- 25%
35- 25%
45- 10%

retrophoebia said...

I don't know, but way too much for the return any way you look at it. Call me a romantic.

I'm including most of my activities that take me out of my domicile here, because frankly a lot of the motivation to get out of the house is to meet people. Like going to Starbucks. I don't go to Starbucks for the atmosphere and mochas. And by people, I typically don't go out to seek out dudes.

15 - 15%
25 - 25%
30 - 40%

Pax Empyrean said...

Zeroes across the board for me. My time investment was largely between the ages of 16 and 22, but for the ages listed? None.

Brian Rideout said...

15 - 40%
25 - 70%
34 - 30%

At 15 I had no confidence or drive, and so I avoided socializing in general, but I did a lot of Beta orbiting.

handbanana said...

0% across the board

Fremskritt said...

15 - 0%
25 - <5%

That's not to say I am not interested in females, I simply am not interested enough to pursue them.

I wish I could give a more exact number for 25, but my efforts are so rare that they are hard to quantify.

Herb Nowell said...

At 46:

15 - 65%
25 - 0%
35 - 33%
45 - 5%

Note: at 25 I was engaged was married.

lelnet said...

15 - 35% (had too many other interests to focus on girls more than that)
25 - 15% (had a regular GF most of that year)
35 - 0% (was already married 2 years by then)

Anonymous said...

15 - 0%
25 - 10%
32 (current age) - 0%

Laughingdog said...

42 now

15 - 5% maybe
25 - 20%
35 - 50%

now it's closer to 5 or 10%. Just tired of wasting so much time when there care about how they look or act.

I was working my way through college at 25. At 26, that percent was much higher.

Anonymous said...

15-0%
25-20%
35-30%
45-10%
55-5%
Trending towards zero quickly. When you reach a certain age, you start to realize how foolish you look trolling the bars.

Anonymous said...

15- 0%

Anonymous said...

15 - 0%
25 - 6.25%

Note, at age 31, I am currently married with two sons. So, there was probably a spike up to 12.5% around age 21, when I first met my wife.

Anonymous said...

15 - 20%
25 - 30%
35 - 20%
45 - 0%

king alpha said...

27 year old male

15 90%
25 30%

Now almost 0 because of work, maybe when I turn 30, become what I want to become and my smv value goes up. Ill start dating again but then again most women my age are crazy and in debt.

M Schwing said...

15-30 %
25-60 %
30-10 %

The last number is largely due to settling down with my beautiful nice french girlfriend.

Anonymous said...

15 - 0%
25 - 10%
...

Anthony said...

List the percent of your FREE TIME (outside of work and sleep) that was spent pursuing the fairer sex at the following ages:

15 - 10% (plus some of my school time)
25 - 25%
35 - 25% (plus a lot of time spent with the members of the fairer sex that I'd caught)
45 - 10%
55 - ain't that old yet.

Anonymous said...

15 - 2% (horny but too stupid to equate perusing woman => satisfaction.)
25 - 20%
...N/A

Clinton said...

Rough estimates...

15 - 5%
25 - 10%
35 - 20%

Alex said...

15 - 10%
25 - 2%
35 - 0%
43 - 0%

Chris said...

In part this is effort and spare hours. I was working 80 -100 hours a week at 25 and 69-80 hours a week at 35. At 45 I was trying to rescue a dying marriage.

15 -- 5%
25 -- 20%
35 -- 15%
45 -- 15%

I'm not 55 yet!

Matt Wennerlund said...

15 - 0%
25 - 0%
35 - 0%
45 - 0%

Anonymous said...

Was too much of a nerd in my teens and 20s and getting shot down hurt too much. Got married at age 30 and am still married to the same woman at 60

15 - 0%
25 - 10%
35 - 0%
45 - 0%
55 - 0%
65

Redneck Joe said...

15 - 30%
25 - 20%
35 - 20%
43 (currently) - 0%, cannot justify the effort based on cumulative experiences, despite basic sex drive almost the same as 35.
Never married

Anonymous said...

15 - 3%
20 - 4%
25 - 5%

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater said...

15 - 10%
25 - 15%
35 - 3%

Anonymous said...

15 - 0%
25 - 0%
35 - 0%
45 - 0%

Women are worth nothing !

Anonymous said...

If you want to get a better statistic you should weight these time ratios by the intensity of effort.

Anonymous said...

Throughout my teens and till I was 31 - 80%. Between age 31 to 34 it dropped to 0%. No I didn't discover I was gay. I found my wife and twenty years later she's still a great lay.

JN said...

15 - 2%
25 - 125% - Sleep is for suckers
35 - 0%
45 - 15%

Anonymous said...

15 - 2%
18-25 - 20%
30 - 35%
32-43 - 0% (married)


Mr. D said...

At 15, I thought about the fair sex a lot, but didn't do much about it. By 25, I'd met my future wife.

From 17 to 24, I spent up to 50% of my time on the matter. After that, not at all.

Zongo said...

List the percent of your FREE TIME (outside of work and sleep) that was spent pursuing the fairer sex at the following ages:

15 0
25 10
35 15
45 40
55 0
65 0

Anonymous said...

At 37:

15 - 25%
25 - 65%
35 - 10%

Anonymous said...

15-50%
25-80%
35-0% (newly married and happy)
45-2% (still married and beginning to wonder what I was thinking and needed to bolster my ego)

Anonymous said...

15 - 0%
25 - 1%
35 - 1%

Rex Little said...

15 - maybe 25%, if you count school and homework as "work".

25, 35, 45, 55 - 0% (married). From 36 to 42 I was divorced, and there were years in there where it got up to 20%.

65 (next year) - 0%. Even if my wife dies or walks out before then, I'm out of the game.

Anonymous said...

15-99%
25-90%
35-70%
45-0%

These days the risk is far greater than the reward. If I knew then what I know now 15-40 would also be 0%.

The Plague Doctor said...

Captain,

I know you like charts, so just enter the variables

Row: SOCBAR
Column: AGE
Selection Filter(s): SEX(1)

in the General Social Survey 2012 online interface