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Furthermore, of that 14 million, almost four to four and a half million of these couples are in a non-marital relationship.There are many reasons why some relationships become long distance.
But a new study has revealed what men and women believe is the ‘ideal’ number of sexual partners to have before settling down, and - perhaps surprisingly - the number is the same for both genders: 12.
The research, carried out by Illicit Encounters (a dating website for married people), concluded that 12 really is the magic number because it shows a person is “sexually adventurous, liberal and transient.” According to the findings, having fewer than ten sexual partners suggests someone is “too conservative” and “sexually inexperienced.” And people who have had more than 19 are apparently likely to be “too selfish,” “difficult to please” or “too eager to jump from partner to partner.” Although both men and women agreed on 12 being ideal, they were at odds when it came to how important it is to know the number.
For many people it’s a tricky subject to broach but something they’re desperate to know: how many others their partner has slept with before them.
And some people are embarrassed to reveal their own ‘magic number’ for fear that their new lover may think it too low or too high.
Still, long distance couples have to make an effort when they want the relationship to last.