Evidence Is Out: Americans Aren't As Sexy As They Think


sexIf you've never heard of Zoosk, you're forgiven. It's hard to keep track of all the online dating sites these days -- from the classic to the kind you don't tell Mama about. But talk about coming out with a bang. As part of the "social dating community's" push to get their kooky name out there, they're putting out some explosive details on Americans' sexytimes.

Turns out we're kind of, well, prudes. And before you shoot the messenger, it all comes straight from a survey that Zoosk commissioned -- for marketing, natch. America, this is from our own mouths. We're not as sexy as we think we are! Take a look at the proof:

Politics: Here in the states, more than half of Americans out on the dating scene (53 percent) said that learning a politician cheating on their partner would sway their vote. Overseas, not so much. In every other country surveyed, the majority said they didn't care one whit about the private lives of their politicians. In France, for example, a full 80 percent of singles said that's a politician's personal business.

Celebrities: You know that celebrity "safe list" we all go on about? The one we claim is our out from monogamy should Derek Jeter suddenly swoop in and offer to make mad passionate love to us? Yeah, well 80 percent of Americans admit they'd never carry through with it. Don't worry, at least 34 percent of Italians will sacrifice themselves for our celebs.

Open Relationships: Not exactly a raging success anywhere, but we Americans rank second to last on the list of folks who would go for one. Seven percent of folks in the states would give it a try, with only the buttoned-up Brits and Swedes at 6 percent trialing behind us.

Forgiving Cheaters: Hell hath no fury indeed! Sixty-nine percent of Americans say uh uh, no way, hell's gonna freeze over before they forgive a cheater.

OK folks, throw all that into a hat, and I've got to say it: we may not need all these crazy dating sites y'all. We're actually a pretty traditional bunch in these here 50 states. It seems we could just go back to the classic -- sorry Zoosk! -- and get it on with our puritanical lovin'.

What do you think of these findings? Pretty much in line with what you thought? Or not really?

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Lacey Tierney

LOL, absolutely right the U.S. is a prude country. But forget these facts...remember that game for wii or whatever that was being released over seas, for adults, but the release in the U.S was questionable, since it was probably "too adult" for Americans?

That thought alone shames me.

nonmember avatar Mike M

When I was in 4th grade my opinion about finding a partner was that I'd want to be with someone who *wants* to be with me. As such I wouldn't hold it against anyone who changed their mind about wanting to be with me. (In other words, I wouldn't want to force someone to be in a relationship with me who no longer wants to be with me - they'd be unhappy, and that would lead to me being unhappy. It's far easier and better to let them pursue who they want to be with without taking it personally if they don't want to be with me.) Also, I don't want a relationship that's based on who we desire to have sex with (as humans are merely just more intelligent animals, after all - rather than some infallible creation whose sexual instincts can be used to determine who we should marry and live with for the rest of our lives) - I want a relationship that's based on compatibility and a selfless love for each other (not a selfish, clingy form of love that often leads people into trouble). (While there are sometimes or often spiritual reasons for the feelings of love that we experience, it can typically just be a biological instinct that encourages us to seek out and procreate often with the healthiest of our species. It's important not the confuse the two [one is much more selfish than the other] as the biological form of love is much less likely to be a good indicator of the amount of love and happiness that will be experienced in that relationship.)

HTMommy HTMommy

"As part of the "social dating community's" push to get their kooky name out their, they're putting out some explosive details on Americans' sexytimes."

Where is the editor? It's there not their....

Fuega... Fuegamami

Well, I'm sure Americans are highly educated about HIV. Sure, the idea of practicing "free love" are exciting, but the possible consequences are way less than desirable. Just my opinion.

MissK... MissKathleen297

Personally, I don't care if my politician schtups monkeys - I want to know where she or he stands on issues, and can they govern.

As far as safe lists and open relationships, if it's okay with all concerned, who cares.

That said, people who have not agreed to an open relationship and cheat, should be ready to face the consequences. I might forgive; but it is going to take a long long long long time before I trust them again.catcat

jolie... joliegems

Its not upsetting that more Americans wouldn't cheat on their spouse and such, actually makes me more proud to be an American.  Also, I doubt arab, muslim, indian and chinese countries were polled in these things.  I think they would rank more prude than us.  

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