The statistics in the study were drawn from the General Social Survey, a project based at the University of Chicago that has been collecting data on the demographics, attitudes and behavior of a nationally representative sample of American adults for decades.
Researchers have some good news for women and their partners -- those who are sexually active during middle age are likely to remain sexually active in the coming years.
Being divorced for several years, I have tried my hand at online dating, experimenting with a number of different sites, and I know from experience that for someone new to the process, it can be rather intimidating and confusing.
You might be wondering which site is best for you, and if you should bother paying for a membership or not.
(Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times) Millennials may have popularized hookup culture and the notion of “friends with benefits,” but social scientists have made a surprising discovery about the sex lives of these young adults — they’re less promiscuous than their parents’ generation.
The average number of sexual partners for American adults born in the 1980s and 1990s is about the same as for baby boomers born between 19, according to a study published this week in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior.
In fact, they’re not even exclusively for dating, as Ok Cupid allows you to be married or in a relationship but looking for friends.