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Hardcore research: Results from our annual Sex + Dating survey

Collecting Halifax's best stories on love and romance.

Jacob Boon Feb 8, 2018 6:00 AM
THE COAST
Call me by your name, sweet peach.

As Carly Rae Jepsen commanded, let’s cut to the feelings. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, it’s The Coast’s annual Sex + Dating Survey.

Over 1,200 of you took the time to spill all your romantic fantasies and sexy secrets in this year’s results. Nearly half of those respondents were women, between the ages of 23 and 32. Roughly the same percentage is still in the same longterm monogamist relationship they were in last year and loving it. Bad news, that, for that 17 percent of Halifax that’s single and trying to mingle.

Below we’ve assembled a bouquet of our favourite stats and scandalous quotes submitted by the city’s lovestruck and heartbroken. We’ve laid it all bare; from kinky fetishes HRM most wants to indulge, to perfect mid-winter date ideas, the ultimate slow-dance playlist and your most awkward ex encounters.


Here are some of the longer stories we've assembled from your answers:
Halifax's biggest questions about sex, love and dating
The city's biggest fears about relationships
Everything you wish you could tell your younger self about dating
36 of the biggest online dating red flags.
What memory do you still masturbate to?
How do you show love for yourself?
When do you feel the most attractive?
What's the most awkward time you've run into an ex?
13 surefire late-night booty call texts
17 perfect mid-winter date ideas
What was the last thing that turned you on?
Halifax confesses all its sexual secrets.
The most cringe-worthy thing someone's said to you in bed
And our ultimate slow-dance playlist


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