Men who have struggled to get laid, or who have never dated, are far more likely to say that their relationship problems are the result of their own behavior, a new study suggests.
The findings by researchers at Boston University suggest that men who feel socially isolated, or have struggled with relationships, are also at greater risk for feeling frustrated by their partner.
Men who have felt socially isolated and socially isolated in their lives, or been socially isolated themselves, are more likely than men who have had no significant relationship difficulties to say they are sexually satisfied with their partners, the researchers found.
The study is published online in the journal Personality and Individual Differences.
Men with no significant relationships difficulties and those who have experienced sexual difficulties in their relationship have similar levels of sexual satisfaction, the study found.
Men and women were equally likely to have experienced some level of relationship difficulty.
The finding suggests that men may be more likely if they are socially isolated or have not experienced a significant relationship difficulty, the authors say.
The researchers say that social isolation and lack of a significant partner are likely factors in feeling socially isolated.
Men’s perceived isolation may be associated with more sexual problems, the report says.
But the authors caution that the results should not be interpreted as evidence that all men experience sexual problems.
The study, which involved 1,000 adults ages 18 and older, also found that men are more than twice as likely as women to say sexual problems in their relationships are caused by other people.