Ahhhh, it ALL makes sense now.
Chances are, you've wondered at some point in time why men exist. Why can't humans just be asexual like some other species? What's the point of the crazy dating pool?
Researchers have finally given us the answer. All those days spent decoding a guy's text messages are all part of a bigger plan.
"Competition among males for reproduction provides a really important benefit, because it improves the genetic health of populations," professor Matt Gage, who led the work at Britain's University of East Anglia, tells Reuters.
He further explains that being rejected for sex could actually be a good thing!
"Sexual selection achieves this by acting as a filter to remove harmful genetic mutations, helping populations to flourish and avoid extinction in the long-term."
The study came to this conclusion after evolving Tribolium flour beetles for 10 years, noticing that the intensity of sexual selection changed during each generation in the reproductive stage. Scientists found that the beetles with stronger sexual selection lead to greater strength and more resilience to extinction.
Dating and filtering through guys may be tiring, but it's for the greater good.