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Flirtation and attraction are powerful forces that both sexes use to influence others. Confused.com found how the genders are more likely to use this power in different areas of life.

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The Power of Attraction


Do Women Use Their Looks to Get Special Treatment?


Flirtation and attraction are powerful forces that both sexes use to influence others—and both sexes are influenced by. In our recent Sex Wars poll, we found how the genders (particularly women) are more likely to use this power in different areas of life: personal, professional, and even while on the road. Read on to find out more.


Women and Flirting


1. 55% of women polled said they have used flirting to get their way in relationships or day-to-day life situations:
Flirt to get their way: 55%
Don’t flirt to get their way: 45%


2. 75% of women polled said they are currently in a relationship.

3. Of those same women, almost one-third have used sex as a reward for their partner:


Use sex as a reward: 29%
Don’t use sex as a reward: 59%
Are unsure: 12%

Women at Work


Only a minority of women polled said work flirtation is fair game if special treatment is on the table:

Flirt to gain special treatment: 21%
Do not flirt to gain special treatment: 79%

Of those polled, only 16% of women were in managerial positions with the ability to hire new recruits.


Less women than men in managerial positions have hired employees based on their appearance:
Males who have hired employees based on their appearance:  40%
Females who have hired employees based on their appearance:  26%


4. However, of those women who hired candidates based on looks, nearly as many have entered a relationship with said employee as males who have hired based on looks. 
Males who ended up in a relationship with the person they hired based on their appearance: 43% 
Females who ended up in a relationship with the person they hired based on their appearance: 40%


5. Of those who hired based on looks, both men and women gave nearly the same amount of preferential treatment to their significant other counterparts in the workplace:


Males who gave preferential treatment to their significant other: 58% 
Females who gave preferential treatment to their significant other: 57%

Men Defer to Attractive Drivers


Women get what they want on the road. According to our poll, men are more likely to give way to attractive motorists than females are.

Are you more likely to give way to another motorist if they're attractive?
Men:
Yes: 42%
No: 58%
Women
Yes: 17%
No: 83%

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