The recession has turned British men into anti-social romantic cowards—sort of.
Erotic Review surveyed more than 500 people, and the results don’t look good for guys. Kate Copstick, owner of the Erotic Review and co-author of Sex and the Recession, said men are struggling with self esteem and that that’s “vital for a man to be on top form” in the bedroom.
We are seeing a real epidemic of anxiety related issues, which will be causing many a bedroom bust up. Women appear to be less than understanding—and refuse to lower their maintenance levels both financially and sexually. They don’t find “losers” attractive.
Is Copstick James May’s alter ego?
Many of the men surveyed admitted that, because of this lack of confidence in themselves and lack of understanding from women, they “were dreaming of taking on less problematic partners.”
Single male respondents also “said they were going out less often and were more likely to look for women on the Internet or at work.”
When asked to rate their own looks on a one-to-five scale, not one man gave himself a five, while eight percent of women awarded themselves the highest rating. When rating the attractiveness of their spouses, 45 percent of men gave their partner the highest rating, while only 15 percent of women did the same.
Admittedly, 500 people might not be the biggest sample size, and Erotic Review might not be the most reliable source, but I think there’s a sliver of truth here. The recession has made things harder for men in more ways than one. Whether or not it’s actually turned women into stone-cold, unromantic Medusae, I’m not so sure.