Surveys and Studies

International studies on erotic and sexual behaviors

The Study: Some findings

Casual Dating is common practice: 15% of people have used casual dating services online and over a third of people using all online dating platforms are doing so for ‘erotic‘ purposes whether it be just flirting or arranging casual dates.

Casual dating is common practice: 48% of people questioned have had ‘a sex friend or casual date‘

Causal dating can be the route to love: 27% of people have had a one night stand that turned into a stable relationship.

43% of people have had sex with a complete stranger.

51% of people admit to sometimes thinking about other people while they make love to their partners

50% of women use sex toys, either with a partner or on their own

64% of men and 36% of women feel that internet flirting is not being disloyal to their partner

* International results - all countries.

The Study: Methodology

"This multi national study was conducted for C-date by Trend Research, Institut for Market and Communication Research GmbH, Hamburg."

The survey seeks to identify trends in sexual behaviours across 11 European countries and Brasil: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

5,670 people aged between 18 to 50 years old (non C-date's members), responded to an online survey between the 18th August and 1st September 2011.

From these, approximately 500 respondents per country were taken to give a fair representation of views across age, gender (The respondents were 50% female and 50% male) and educational level.

The online survey contained 49 questions. On average, respondents needed 10 to 11 minutes to fill out the complete questionnaire.

If you wish to see detailed data on all the questions asked, this is available by request to: press@c-date.com

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