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Love & lust by the numbers 

The fifth annual Sex & Dating Survey was the most elaborate study of Haligonian sexuality conducted all winter.

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100%
Of the hundreds of people who filled out the Sex & Dating Survey did so anonymously and without compensation, graciously providing a glimpse into Haligonian bedrooms for the enlightenment of all. The Coast and science thank you.

99.6%
Of survey respondents feel their political views are best represented by choices other than prime minister Stephen Harper's Conservative Reform Alliance Party.

89.9%
Range in age from 18 to 45.

81.7%
Consider Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus cultural annoyances rather than sex objects.

80.7%
Believe the best way to ask someone out is in person.

77.1%
Would choose lifelong monogamy over being single for life.

74.2%
Need more than one date to know if it's not going to work out with someone.

70.6%
Would rather their partner cheat on them physically than emotionally.

70.1%
Identify as straight.

67.3%
Watched free porn in the past year.

66%
Would rather have their parents walk in on them having sex than walk in on their parents.

62.6%
Would rather walk in on their roommates having sex than have their roommates walk in on them.

61%
Consider Halifax a good city to be single in.

59.1%
Identify as female.

58%
Prefer "truth" in a game of Truth or Dare.

56.2%
Like having their asshole touched, licked or penetrated during sex.

51.2%
Used a sex toy with a partner in the past year.

50.5%
Would take bad sex with someone they love over great sex with someone they can't stand.

50.2%
Developed a crush on someone because of their social media persona.

49%
Have had between 2 and 10 sex partners in their lives.

48.6%
Think they are hotter than the average Haligonian.

46%
Have had between 2 and 11 sex partners in the past year.

43.8%
Say alcohol is best at putting them in the mood for sex.

42.9%
Think Haligonians are hotter than the average Canadian.

42.4%
Had a one-night stand in the past year.

40.8%
Are not happy about their current relationship status.

40.6%
Like to go for a drink on a first date.

39.2%
Had sex on the first date in the past year.

36.9%
Had sex in the past year with someone whose full name they didn't know.

35.9%
Think the best way to meet people is through their friends.

35.6%
Are single.

34.4%
Wish they'd had public sex last year in Halifax.

33.5%
Think a better attitude is the main thing that would make Haligonians more attractive.

33.3%
Went through a change in their relationship status in the past year.

32.7%
Used porn with a partner in the past year.

32.3%
Have never been on a blind date.

30.7%
Won't have sex without a condom.

30.3%
Live in Halifax, off the peninsula.

27.3%
Have interrupted sex to answer the phone or reply to a text, but then they picked up where they left off.

26.6%
Had an HIV/AIDS text in the past year.

26.5%
Had more sex in 2013 than 2012.

26%
Are students.

25.3%
Had sex with a co-worker in the past year.

24.5%
Claim to rival Toronto mayor Rob Ford in terms of how much they love eating pussy.

24.1%
Would rather tell their partner they want to break up than suggest a three-way to their partner.

22.8%
Say talking about exes is the most common first-date mistake.

21.8%
Dated a co-worker in the past year.

21.1%
Made porn in the past year.

21%
Had sexy video chats in the past year.

20.8%
Masturbate six times or more in a typical week.

19.6%
Like to go for coffee on a first date.

19.2%
Have improved their love life thanks to advice from Dan Savage's "Savage Love" column.

17.4%
Find north end hipsters the most appealing type of Haligonian.

16%
Considered having sex in the past year with the food delivery driver/plumber/evangelist/etc.

14.7%
Sent sexy pics with Snapchat in the past year.

14.1%
Find north end hipsters the least appealing type of Haligonian.

13.5%
Think the best way to meet people is through the internet.

12.1%
Say body odour is the biggest dealbreaker for getting into a relationship.

10.9%
Have paid for porn in the past year.

10.8%
Lied on their online dating profile in the past year.

10.4%
Experimented with cos play in the past year.

10.3%
Hooked up in the past year with someone double their age.

9.2%
Have sex six or more times in a typical week.

8.4%
Got a sexually transmitted infection in the past year.

8.2%
Would only ask out someone who's older than them.

7.6%
Always carry a condom when they're going on a date.

5.9%
Say the best sex they've ever had was with someone they met that night.

4%
Are turned off by the idea of sucking a dick.

3.4%
Have paid for sex.

3.3%
Have interrupted sex to answer the phone or reply to a text, and the sex ended there.

3.2%
Think paying for everything is the most impressive thing their date can do.

3%
Feel the best thing to talk about on a first date is TV and/or movies.

2.1%
Would only ask out someone who's younger than them.

1.7%
Had sex with the food delivery driver/plumber/evangelist in the past year.

1.5%
Think the best way to break up with someone is by a Facebook message or email.

1%
Made money as a sex worker in the past year.

.9%
Are having too much sex.

.1%
Think that Rob Ford pussy reference is in bad taste.

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