As the kids might say, we’ll just leave this right here:
For contemporary relevance and to avoid racial and sexual orientation confounding, responses are restricted to non-Hispanic whites from 2000 onward who have not engaged in same-sex relations.
Incels don’t do too well. Celibate women, more of whom are likely to be voluntarily so (volcels?), do relatively better. Riding the cock carousel isn’t associated with female happiness no matter how good the women become at it.
For men, on the other hand, the Heartisian poon slayers (over 50 partners) report being markedly happier than do the aspiring alphas who aren’t particularly proficient purveyors of Game (11-50 partners).
Outside of the sexless and sexful tails, the inverse relationship between number of partners and happiness scarcely varies at all among men and women.
The most content are those who from the outset climb on two by two to be sure these days continue, followed by those who ended up doing so after a few false starts.
If there is love – genuine love – before the surrender to lust, there will be love after that lust fades as it inevitably does with familiarity and age (and that’s human nature) while relationships built on lust will have long crumbled.
And when a woman has known no other man but you, she will love you, honor you, comfort you, and make certain that you know there is always one person in this world who will make you feel at home. She will give you her all.
In order to win a virtuous woman like that, you have to practice virtue yourself. You have to earn that trust and sacrifice from her by giving your all without falling into the easy temptations of the world. And that is in my experience how you have a marriage that gets stronger as time goes on and all the while irritations, difficulties, and complications of life pile up.
Mileage will vary. The implied causality could actually be a just-so or even backwards. That said, it resonates with my personal experience.
GSS variables used: SEX, NUMMEN, NUMWOMEN, RACECEN1(1), HISPANIC(1), HAPPY