A recent study has revealed that men are still willing to take dangerous gambles to win the attention of the opposite sex.
The study points out that in the evolutionary past, our ancestors were faced with a hazardous environment where they were forced to take greater risks in order to find shelter, food and sexual partners.
Men have apparently inherited this willingness to face dangers for women from our risk-friendly ancestors. The tendency is rooted in evolution as risk-taking behaviour has in part been evolved to enhance an individual’s ability to attract a mate.
In this modern age where these primeval problems are all but extinct, men are looking for other risks to boast their willingness to face danger, such as sexual risk taking (like unprotected sex), gambling and reckless driving