Modern love: the results of our Sex + Dating survey

Breaking down this city's broken hearts.

Somebody, oh somebody... - LENNY MULLINS
LENNY MULLINS
Somebody, oh somebody...

“Modern love is hard, but cool,” writes one of our older readers to all of Halifax’s heartbroken youths. “Keep an open mind and move on quickly.”

That’s just one bon mot of dating wisdom shared from the 907 individuals who took this year’s magnum-sized Sex + Dating survey. The majority of those respondents were under 33, employed and/or professional women who identify as straight. So, not the most diverse sample, but that's often the case in Halifax.

Below we’ve collected some of the dating data and secret sexual confessions that you all so enthusiastically offered. The full results from the survey our embedded at the bottom of the page for your late-night reading. Meanwhile, deputy editor Allison Saunders investigates why lovelorn Haligonians so overwhelmingly are playing for keeps when it comes to finding a mate. We also collected your thoughts on whether Halifax is a good city to be single in, and exposed all the wildest sexual secrets you've never confessed to anyone. Also be sure to check out the best responses we received to our open-ended survey questions, including;

What was your biggest sexual regret or missed opportunity?
What's the biggest question you have about sex and dating?
What does your partner do during sex that drives you wild?
What's the worst thing you've ever done to get back at an ex?
What happened on your last one-night stand?

We hope the information proves useful in your own love life, or at least offers some momentary delight during a cold, dry winter. Go get the love you deserve, Halifax. As one of our readers succinctly advised, “Fuck each other. Someday you won’t be able to.”

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