sex & the city coronavirus

While there’s been ongoing speculation of a pandemic baby boom, it’s safe to say singles probably won’t be the ones to blame. 71% of singles said they did NOT have sex during the pandemic. 

it wasn’t a dry spell for everyone

With a rise in situational sexual behavior (when social or environmental factors cause people to display sexual behavior differently from their previous preferences in other contexts), intimacy wasn’t off the table for everyone. 

Nearly 1 in 4 singles had sex with a nonromantic roommate in the past six months (46% of Gen Z and 33% of Millennials).

roomies aren’t the only ones getting lucky

13% of singles were invited to have sex with someone they were not in lockdown with but declined.

And another 13% were asked and accepted. (Younger singles are feeling the most frisky AND risky: 28% of Gen Z and 19% of Millennials accepted the invite).


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We surveyed 5,000 singles across the nation this August, with the help of our friends at Dynata and trusty experts like Dr. Helen Fisher and Dr. Justin R. Garcia. Our participants were from all ages, ethnicities, incomes and walks of life. The result? Singles in America. And now, in its 10th year, we have surveyed over 50,000 singles nationwide making up the most comprehensive study on singles EVER.

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