The Evolutionary Reason Women Feel Colder Than Men

There’s a scientific reason that men usually feel warmer than women do.

Tel Aviv University researchers looked at a number of bird and bat species, and found that in the breeding season males and females tend to segregate, with males living in cooler areas. The females also end up giving birth in warmer climates. This is a phenomenon that is observed in many species of birds and mammals.

A researcher says, “[In] the human realm, we can say that this difference in thermal sensation did not come about so that we could argue with our partners over the air conditioning, but rather the opposite: it is meant to make the couple take some distance from each other so that each individual can enjoy some peace and quiet.” They also add that human females tend to have much more physical contact with one another compared to human males, which could also account for this phenomenon. (EurekAlert!)