Once again, here we are talking about dating. Why? Because for centuries now both men and women have been doing it wrong over and over and over again. Not that there is any 100% fool-proof right way to do it, because there isn’t. Which probably explains why we keep doing it wrong and why here we are talking about dating again.
That being said, it’s always nice to have a little pertinent data on our side as we venture out to try to find a mate. Which is where this survey of 1,500 adults by Superdrug Online Doctor comes into play.
In this survey they answer some of the tough question like: How often do people do the deed, and is it as often as they’d like? Do they prefer a partner who is a professional chef in the kitchen or a god in bed? And what sexual tastes are considered relationship deal-breakers? And what people would and would not be willing to put up with in a relationship.
Ready to learn? Again? Here we go…
Sexuality and romance sometimes go hand in hand. More than half of all European and American men and women described themselves as “somewhat romantic” and “somewhat sexual.”
However, nearly 30 percent of all men considered themselves to be “extremely sexual,” while 17 percent of all women responded the same. Interestingly, around 19 percent of all men and women said they were “very romantic.”
European men cared more about their partner being great in bed than being a great cook (nearly 73 percent). However, American men and women most valued effective communication over sexual prowess – almost 88 percent of women and nearly 73 percent of men preferred their partner to be a great communicator over being great in bed.
Overall, men would have sex much more often than women, with over 7 percent of women wanting sex more than once a day compared to nearly 18 percent of men. However, a good portion of men and women (over 42 percent and 48 percent, respectively) would prefer to jump in bed just a few times a week.
Sixty-six percent of European and American men would rather date someone who forgot their anniversary than someone who’s quick to cross the finish line. Comparatively, just over half of women surveyed would prefer to date someone who forgot their anniversary than someone who can’t pace him or herself during sex.
Men and women most certainly do think differently when it comes to relationship deal breakers. In fact, roughly 15 percent of women would break up with someone if they did not receive compliments regularly, compared to only 7 percent of men.
More than 1 in 4 respondents are or have been in a relationship with someone who is not good in bed; however, the average length of this kind of relationship was one year and five months. Almost 12 percent of people said they were in a relationship with someone they found unattractive, but these relationships lasted a somewhat shorter length of time.
Got all that? I know, it’s a lot to take in, but apparently communication is key to making a partnership last. Go figure.
Check out the rest of the survey over at Superdrug Online Doctor.