Woman in their most fertile phases are more attracted to men who can produce the best music.

Researchers looked at nearly 1,500 women with an average age of 28. They were asked whether they would prefer the composer as a short-term sexual partner or a longer-term partner in a committed relationship.

They found that the women only preferred composers of more complex music as short-term sexual partnerswhen the risk of conception was at its highest.

The results show that women believe men with strong musical abilities carried better genes than those lacking in such skills.