Love on the brain—Sex + Dating survey 2017

Love on the brain—Sex + Dating survey 2017

All the best results, stats and quotes from our annual semi-science-y poll.
What is love? Baby, don’t hurt us, but Halifax has a dizzying array of answers to that question.

The city's best advice on love, sex and dating

Lessons learned and words of wisdom, just in time for Valentine's Day.
This year our readers gave us a treasure trove of relationship advice in our annual Sex + Dating survey. So here's a small sampling, Halifax.

What’s the kinkiest thing that’s ever happened to you?

Halifax gets a little nasty in these answers to our Sex + Dating survey.
"Kink" is a relative term. Some people’s kinkiest experience was being “a human cake at a fetish night” (seriously).

Halifax confesses all of its sexual secrets

Readers open up and bare all for our Sex + Dating survey.
“I was once face-timing with a friend.

Keeping kink clean with the Society of Bastet

The Dartmouth BDSM group welcomes kinky play, without a stain to show for it.
All kinds of kink are welcome at Society of Bastet, so long as you straighten up the dungeon before you leave. That means wiping down every flogger, tail by tail, with disinfectant and sanitizing the bottle-cap chair, one pinched metal lid at a time.

The entrepreneurial advantage of webcam work

A local 'cam-panion' on the stigma around sex work.
Leslie Greening isn’t your typical webcam model.

What was your most awkward sexual encounter?

Precious moments from the anonymous folks who filled out our Sex+Dating survey
Strange things can happen when you take your clothes off with another person, that's what we've learned from a) life and b) this year's Sex & Dating survey.

All of your biggest relationship regrets

It can be tough not to get caught up in the things (or people) we should’ve, could’ve, would’ve done, but didn’t.

What’s the best gift a partner has ever given you?

The greatest gift is love, but we like material goods too.
If you’re still looking for a Valentine’s Day gift for your partner, you can always steal an idea from one of these folks.

How did you meet your current partner?

Some of these could be straight out of a romantic comedy.
Does it come down to fate, Tinder or a combination of the two?

Halifax's weirdest sex dreams

Some things are best left to the imagination.
You all have terribly dirty minds and we love you for it.

When did you know it was over?

Halifax tells us all about why we are never, ever, ever getting back together.
Relationships sometimes last forever, but, let's be honest, they usually do not.

How Halifax spends its Valentine's Day

If you haven't made reservations yet, you're probably fucked.
You party animals!

Halifax's sexual soundtrack

All the tracks you put on when it's going down.
This year's Sex+Dating survey respondents had a variety of musical tastes (to say the least) to get down and dirty to, but some of you don't enjoy rocking out during the deed at all.

Soulmates don't have to be romantic partners

Deep thoughts from our Sex + Dating survey.
Conversations about soulmates bring up a lot of questions.

Halifax dishes on its first kisses

Innocent tales from our annual Sex + Dating survey.
Welcome to what's possibly the only section of our Sex + Dating guide that is without a single mention of genitalia.

Why Halifax is a good place to be in a relationship

81 percent of readers say we live in a great place for encouraging longterm love.
We kind of saw this coming.

Modern love: the results of our Sex + Dating survey

Breaking down this city's broken hearts.
“Modern love is hard, but cool,” writes one of our older readers to all of Halifax’s heartbroken youths.

What's the worst thing you've ever done to get back at an ex?

Readers spill on seeking vengeance after a brutal breakup.
Revenge is a dish best served cold, and we had to bundle up to tabulate the results of one loaded question from our Sex + Dating Survey—"What's the worst thing you've ever done to get back at an ex?"

What's your biggest sexual regret or missed opportunity?  

Our Sex + Dating survey reveals what could have been.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and one of you took the one that didn't lead to Jacob Hoggard's hotel room.

What does your partner do during sex that drives you wild?  

Stand out turn-ons from our Sex + Dating survey
So how does Halifax get its jollies?


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Vol 25, No 32
January 11, 2018

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