This mention reminded me of a study where men experienced difficulties remembering the news when the speaker was a beautiful woman.
Beautiful women should take up chess. Anna Dreber, Christer Gerdes and Patrik Gransmark wrote a Stockholm University working paper in which they found that male chess players pursue riskier strategies when theyâ€™re facing attractive female opponents, even though the risk-taking didnâ€™t improve their performance. Social Science Palooza | NYT
My experience is many women know and try to exploit this.