Artists, poets and writers—professionals and amateurs alike—have more lifelong sex partners (five to six on average) than those without artistic ambitions (about four), finds a study led by anthropologist Daniel Nettle
. The (obvious) reason: Creative types attract more attention
(and may say "carpe diem") more readily. Subconsciously, men must know that artiness is an aphrodisiac; they score higher on creativity tests when primed by thoughts of a fling or romance, finds a study from the University of Arizona. Researchers at UCLA discovered that women are most attracted to creativity
—preferring a potential fling with a broke artist over an unimaginative rich guy—when ovulating and likeliest to get pregnant.