Tuesday 25 October 2016

Why keeping your 'number' to yourself is best for your relationship

Published 20/05/2015 | 10:48

Couple lying face to face on the bed
Couple lying face to face on the bed

Honesty isn't always the best policy in a relationship.

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When it comes to the number of sexual partners you've had before meeting your other half, keeping the details to yourself might save your romance.

New research shows that your partner really doesn't want to know your number - even if they asked.

A Match.com survey conducted in the US, and originally published in the Wall Street Journal, shows that more than half of those surveyed (5,675) said they wouldn't want to know how many people their partner was with before.

Just 3.04pc of women surveyed disclosed their true number, while 3.35pc of men did after their first date.

As the relationship progressed, 30pc of both men and women became more honest; but 22pc said they never shared the intimate details of life before their partner.

Additional research shows that the average number for men is the oddly specific 14.6 and 8.4 for women, but is believed to be largely unreliable as both sexes are guilty of lying about their true number.

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