One Night Stands: The Cold Hard Truth About How People REALLY Feel About Them (Per Study)

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I've said it before and I'll say it again—I don't care what or who you do, so long as it's SAFE. If that means anonymous intercourse with a practical stranger for one night, so be it! We're all going to die one day, don't sweat the trivial sh*t, you know?

Of course, that's just my personal opinion. I sincerely doubt that father or say, a nun, would have the same opinion. Good news, they're not writing the article—so let's continue.

The only true way to get a garner a definitive answer on how people truly feel about one night stands is to conduct a study, and that's exactly what the folks over at Dr. Ed did. Gotta love when people do the dirty work for you, right? Well, not so much the dirty work, that's the fun part, but the stuff involving numbers—yuck—"We polled 500 Europeans and 500 Americans about their thoughts on this type of sexual encounter. How do men and women feel afterwards? Where do they go in hopes of a one-night stand? And do they judge others for engaging in a single night of pleasure?"

This should be interesting—

Where To, Miss?

"American men and women preferred the bar scene to find someone to keep them company for a night. Over 40 percent of American men and women considered the bar the best place to go when looking to hook up. But only around 20 percent of men and 25 percent of women would pick up a date from the club."

"Body Count"

"More than a quarter of Europeans and Americans had three to five sexual partners over their lifetime (while around 66 percent had somewhere between one and 10 sexual partners). More than 7 percent of people even had over 30 sexual partners, and almost 3 percent said they had not yet had sex."

One Night Stand Enthusiast

"American male respondents had around seven one-nighters on average, while American women had six. However, European men had roughly six one-night stands, and women had four."

Satisfaction Guaranteed?

"No matter the country, men were typically more satisfied with one-night stands than women. Over 38 percent of European men and over 32 percent of American men were very satisfied following a one-night stand, whereas only about 16 percent of European women and 18 percent of American women claimed the same."

Do You Kiss & Tell?

"Most people – regardless of gender or country – would tell one or two close friends. Roughly 48 percent of European women and almost 49 percent of European men would tell one or two close friends, while around 54 percent of American women and 58 percent of American men would do the same.

To read the full study, head HERE

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