Trivia Time: 80 Facts You Didn't Know About Sex & Romance July 25, 2015 22:03

  1. Men who kiss their wives in the morning reportedly live longer than men who don't. So, pucker up!

  2. On average, women speak more than 7,000 words per day. Men manage just over 2,000.

  3. The English believe a spider found in a wedding dress means good luck. (Still, no thanks.)

  4. Don't get hangry! Science confirms that low blood sugar can lead to marital discord.

  5. The scientific term for armpit fetishism is 'maschlagnia.'

  6. Lesbians are much more likely to drink tequila and wine than gay men or straight people.

  7. Step away from the soda: Men who drink a quart of soda daily have a lower sperm count by 30%.

  8. Cut back on the microwave popcorn. The chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) lining popcorn bags is linked to infertility.

  9. 91% of single women would rather marry for love than money.

  10. Hairy or bare? 88% of women shave their legs year-round.

  11. According to the census, there are 95.9 million unmarried people in the U.S. of which 47% are men and 53% are women.

  12. 20 minutes: That's how long it takes for a man to decide whether he wants another date with you.

  13. When a man becomes a father, his testosterone levels drop, making him more sensitive to the baby and loyal to the mother.

  14. 56% of people worldwide rarely or never kiss passionately, but 75% of Italians say they do so a few times a week.

  15. Ka-ching! Traders on Wall Street experience a spike in testosterone when they make big profits.

  16. Out of nearly 100,000 people surveyed, 72% never take a vacation as a couple.

  17. In Anglo Saxon times, a man could divorce his wife on the grounds that she was too passionate.

  18. 64% of couples say they do or would post romantic messages on their significant other's Facebook walls.

  19. More than half of all women have experimented with a vibrator.

  20. The world's most expensive wedding dress cost $12 million, largely because it was decorated with 150 carats worth of diamonds.

  21. A breakup haircut is real! 64% of people say they change their looks after a breakup.

  22. Every day, 26,000 couples get married in China.

  23. Let's agree to disagree! Among politically mismatched couples, 59% say their contrasting views cause no problem in the relationship.

  24. Don't forget to floss! Periodontal (gum) disease is proven to delay a positive pregnancy test by two months or more.

  25. No censors needed! Out of 100,000 people surveyed, 90% of the happiest individuals have never cursed at their partners.

  26. Men know they're falling in love after just three dates, but women don't until date #14.

  27. The word "date" was originally used as a slang word for booking an appointment with a prostitute.

  28. Online daters who wear less clothing are seen as vulnerable, sensitive, emotional and less capable of rational thought.

  29. One-third of women would change their appearance for their partner (if they agreed with his criticism).

  30. The myth that most long-distance relationships fail is just that: a myth.

  31. Only one culture does not marry—the Na or Mosu, a matriarchal society near Tibet.

  32. Do you believe in "love at first sight?" Just over 1/2 of men and women say they do.

  33. Two-thirds of lawyers say that Facebook is the "primary source" of evidence in divorce proceedings.

  34. For every $5,000 more that a woman makes than her partner, her risk of divorce goes up by 5%.

  35. Mirror, mirror on the wall. Half of all respondents said their own perception of how they look is what matters most.

  36. Before a man even speaks a word, his posture counts for over 80% of a woman’s first impression of him.

  37. Time to heat it up! Just 26% of Americans describe their partner as a passionate lover compared to 62% of Italians and 55% of French.

  38. Only 12% of women surveyed said they had "high" self-esteem.

  39. You can have it all! 77% of women believe you can have great personal life, family and career.

  40. Family matters: Between 75-85% of men and women like their partner's family.

  41. Having a hard time getting pregnant? Step outside! Sunlight can increase levels of vitamin D, which balances sex hormones in women.

  42. Men spend, on average, 7.3 seconds fixated on red lipstick, 6.7 seconds on pink lipstick and 2.2 seconds on lips sans lipstick.

  43. The world record for kissing goes to Ekkachai and Laksana Tiranarat of Thailand. It lasted 58 hours, 35 minutes and 58 seconds.

  44. Men reportedly sleep with 10 partners, on average, in their lifetime.

  45. Is it love or lust? Tracking your date's eye movements (towards your body or face) indicates their true feelings.

  46. Getting deep: 65% of couples say their discussions on long car rides are serious, meaningful talks.

  47. Feel the love: 74% of couples hold hands and smooch at red lights while taking a road trip together.

  48. Men are more likely to judge dates by their tattoos (62%) than their shoes (25%).

  49. 32% of people say attraction in a friendship is a bad thing, while just 6% say it's beneficial.

  50. Over 2% of all heart attacks have been directly attributed to having a broken heart.

  51. eHarmony.com boasts that 236 of its members marry each day, accounting for 2% of U.S. marriages.

  52. 10% of women say they wouldn't shave their legs if it weren't for their significant other.

  53. Two-thirds of all kissers tilt their heads to the right. Scientists believe this instinct originates in the womb.

  54. Validate me! 66% of relationship experts say that feeling unimportant is the #1 reason couples fight.

  55. 48% (including 42% of married people) said they look at their ex's Facebook profile too often.

  56. 11% of singles age 35-44 wait to friend a date on Facebook until it becomes an exclusive relationship.

  57. In 1910, France banned kissing on French railways because it could cause delays.

  58. Being on your period makes you frisky because progesterone (the hormone believed by scientists to lower your libido) is at its lowest.

  59. Share secrets! Research has found that self-disclosure is associated with higher levels of marital satisfaction.

  60. Lauren Lubeck Blair and David E.Hough Blair married each other for the 99th time on October 11, 2010 in Gallatin, Tennessee.

  61. The average cost of an engagement ring is $5,200 (USD).

  62. Until 1991, it was legal in Brazil for a man to murder his wife and her lover if she cheated.

  63. Women reportedly sleep with 6-7 partners, on average, in their lifetime.

  64. Just like the movies? More than 33% of people have considered breaking up because of something they watched on TV or in a movie.

  65. There's just more to love! Men with excess body fat last longer in bed.

  66. Men know when they're falling for someone as soon as 3 dates in.

  67. Ever wonder why an "X" represents a kiss? In the Middle Ages, illiterate people used "X" as a signature and sealed it with a kiss.

  68. The average person spends 20,160 minutes — or two weeks — of his or her lifetime kissing.

  69. Women think men with lower voices are more likely to cheat.

  70. Turn it up! 70% of couples said blasting their favorite music is one of their favorite things to do on a road trip.

  71. 51% of singles said they have imagined a future together while on a first date (56% men and 48% women)!

  72. 20% of women call their lips and smile their favorite body feature.

  73. Wandering eye? 26% of women have fantasized about their man's friends at one time or another.

  74. 79% of singles in their twenties and 62% of singles in their thirties say they want to get married.

  75. 40% of women say their eyes are their favorite body part. What's yours?

  76. No PDA allowed! In 16th century Naples, kissing in public was banned and punishable by death.

  77. 25% of people tend to gain weight when they get into a new relationship.

  78. Nearly 60% of women surveyed said exercise and eating well made them feel beautiful.

  79. According to men, the most irresistible celebrity is Jennifer Aniston. Second? Angelina Jolie. Megan Fox and Heidi Klum tie for third.

  80. 72% of women say they've considered leaving their marriage.

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