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New Study Says Ladies Will Kiss 15 People Before Finding ‘The One’

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Marisa Kabas

By Marisa Kabas on January 2, 2014

When the ball dropped on New Years’ Eve, there’s a chance that, in the throes of loneliness and desperation, you turned to the closest, single, warm body you could find and had a passionate make-out sesh. Congratulations: You’re one step closer to finding “The One!”

A new study from the Natalie Cole-loving folks at eHarmony surveyed 2,000 British adults about their relationship history and found that the average woman will kiss 15 guys before finding her dream dude.

By this logic every girl who attended state school would meet Mr. Right by second semester freshman year. The study also says the average woman will have her heart mercilessly shattered into a thousand little pieces TWICE before finding domestic bliss. Don’t worry: same goes for the average dude.

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The numbers for men and women are actually surprisingly similar, with the biggest difference being the number of sexual partners: seven for women as compared to 10 for men. The only other stat with more than a one-point difference is (unsurprisingly) the number of one-night stands: The average lady has had four, while the average man has had six.

Before we meet the person of our dreams, we’re all going to go on some truly heinous dates (an average of four for both sexes), get stood up (once for women, twice for men), try on different partners for size (seven for women, eight for men) and use the interwebs to get a date (twice for women and thrice for men.) But it’s important to remain hopeful, and to keep an eye out for that special someone. Like this potential match:

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Hopefully these two find each other again. Could be The One!

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