14 Statistics About Sex And Dating That Might Surprise You

Odds are you’d never expect these odds—via The Book of Odds by Amram Shapiro, Louise Firth Campbell, and Rosalind Wright.

1. The odds of meeting your partner on a blind date are 1 in 34.5.

2. The odds a man has lied about the number of sex partners he’s had in order to protect his ego are 1 in 7.1.

3. The odds a twelfth grade male has had sex are 1 in 1.7. The odds a twelfth grade female has had sex are 1 in 1.5.

4. The odds an adult thinks it is more enjoyable to be single and dating than to be married are 1 in 5.6.

5. The odds a woman says she won’t date a man who is too short are 1 in 2.

6. 1 in 7.4 adults has had a threesome. An adult is more than twice as likely to have had a threesome as to have four older siblings.

7. In a given year, 1 in 17.5 full-time employed adults will date their boss.

8. The odds an unmarried adult looks mostly for physical appearance in a potential date are 1 in 4.6.

9. 1 in 7.1: The odds a woman 18-34 who uses social media will report having used texting as a way to break up. Men? 1 in 3.2.

10. The odds an undergraduate student has ever broken up and gotten back together with the same person are 1 in 1.6.

11. 1 in 4.5 men vs. 1 in 10 women ranks intelligence as “the most important trait” in deciding if a person is “relationship material.”

12. 1 in 12.5: The odds an email will contain pornography, also the odds a person lives in Texas.

13. The odds a woman kissed her partner on their first date are 1 in 1.9.

14. The odds a woman has paid for sex are 1 in 100—the same odds that an adult’s dream vacation is Disney World, or that an adult eats pancakes for breakfast. Men? 1 in 6.7.

For more fascinating statistics about every aspect of human life, check out The Book of Odds!

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