Dearest YourTango users, we've been seeing one another for awhile now. We love your comments, your blog posts and your honest questions and answers. Now, we'd like to get to know you even better. No, not in the biblical sense—in the survey sense!
According to a new study, single ladies are better texters. Researchers at the Indiana University analyzed flirty text messages sent between singletons at a screening of the Italian version of TRL and found that the women's messages were more creative. But once you're in a relationship, text messages might not be the way to go, no matter how good they are. A recent survey reveals that 70 percent of women and 53 percent of men would rather receive a love letter than an electronic message d'amour.
A recent study by Intel revealed that 46% of women said they'd rather give up sex for two weeks than their Internet connection. Men weren't too far behind scoring 30% in favor of the Internet. The Internet was also in the top position for most coveted extraneous expense. Eating out, shopping, cable television, and gym memberships were no match for the Internet. Still, most surprising was that a good quarter of the population (men and women) would give up sex for the Internet.
The New York Times has a piece about infidelity up today. They story cites the familiar fact that it's hard to get good data on infidelity because in face-to-face interviews respondents are less likely to admit to infidelity, and women's magazine survey takers are self-selecting, making infidelity seem more prevalent than it really is. According to the Times, most reliable infidelity stats come from the General Social Survey, which uses a national representative sample and has been going since 1972. Overall infidelity rates have been pretty consistent—from year to year about 7 percent of women and 12 percent of men say they have had sex outside their marriage. But infidelity actually is up in older and younger people. Between 1991 and 2006 infidelity in men and women over 60 increased from 20 to 28% and 5 to 15%, respectively. For people under 35 the numbers in 1991 were 15% for men and 12% in women, and in 2006 had risen to 20% for men and 15% for women.
Are we getting more and more cynical about love every year that passes, or is it just about Valentine's Day? As other countries begin to latch on to V-Day traditions that Americans (or American greeting card companies?) created, we seem to be rationalizing it as just a silly excuse for a holiday.
OK, it is officially a bad day for British marriage. According to a (possibly biased) poll by a UK solicitor 59% of women interviewed would get out of their deal immediately if not for the collateral concerns (money, feelings, et al). And 51% of the men interviewed felt the were in loveless marriages. Before everyone draws too many conclusions from this, keep in mind that it was conducted by a legal office trying to educate people about the value of mediation.
From ktvu.com Is it true that blondes have more fun? Well, that depends on what your idea of fun is. Redheads have more sex than women of any other hair color, according to new research in Germany. Hamburg sex researcher, Professor Dr. Werner Habermehl, said his new study documented the sex lives of hundreds of German women and compared them by hair color, according to the Daily Mail. Habermehl said that the sex lives of redheaded women were not only more active than women with other colors of hair, but that red heads have more partners and sex more frequently than the average person. "The research shows that the fiery redhead certainly lives up to her reputation," Habermehl told the Daily Mail. He also told the paper that women who dyed their hair red from another color were signaling they were looking for a partner.
From Daily India London, Apr 3: One in three women regularly fake orgasms, a survey has revealed the average woman has sex 99 times a year, but on 34 occasions they do not reach the zenith. In the poll of 4,000 women, 30 per cent admitted they had faked an orgasm with every partner they have had. And 90 per cent say blokes cannot distinguish a fake from the real thing. Twenty per cent said they thought about other men during sex to turn themselves on. The survey by market researchers OnePoll is not all bad news for the men. Over 80 per cent of women said they would rather be with a bloke who was a flop in bed but was kind and caring than a sensational lover who showed little or no affection. Tango’s Take