Plan a First Date and We'll Guess How Many People You've Slept With

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Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

It's important in this modern world to remember that, even though it may seem like everyone else is getting laid constantly by all sorts of incredibly attractive people, actually, the vast majority of people really are not that promiscuous. Indeed, the average number of partners an American has had in the last year is about one.

Despite this, there's an enormous amount of judgment attached to your "number." If it's zero, then you're considered a prude who needs to lighten up. If it's one, then you're unadventurous and missing out on exploring the possibilities. If it's between two and seven, then you're just kinda dull. Anything over seven - which is believed to be heading into average lifetime totals - starts to put you into the range where people say nasty things about you, even though that's hardly a very big number, especially when it could be spread over ten or more years! Once you hit double digits, you're subjected to all sorts of ghastly commentary, and goodness help you if you've gotten high enough to lose track altogether.

Ultimately, as long as all your encounters are safe, sane and consensual, it's nobody's business - but it sure is fun! So do enjoy our no-judgment guide to how your dating life illustrates your past sex life.

Who asks who out?

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How far in advance is the date planned?

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What do you wear?

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What's the budget for the date?

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Do you bring cash?

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Do you have sensible shoes?

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How much time do you take to get ready?

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Who else do you notify about where you will be?

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Have you spoken to the other person on the phone ahead of time?

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How long have you known them before going on a date with them?

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Do you bring condoms?

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Do you include a meal in your plans?

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Do you specifically make a reservation for dinner?

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Do you know how to get home from all locations involved in the date?

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Do you bring your toothbrush?

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Do you verbally set expectations about whether you'll be going home with them?

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Do you consider kissing them?

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What non-food activity do you do?

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How many drinks do you have?

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How do you get to the date?

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Will you change your plans based on the weather?

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How well-populated an area will you be in?

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If you have a great time, when will you raise the topic of a next date?

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How long will the date last if it goes well?

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If you are having a terrible time, what's the shortest amount of time you'll stick around?

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What's your early exit strategy?

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What topic is definitely off the table for the date?

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What topic will you be sure to include?

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Who will pay?

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Will you modify your dinner choice to seem more interesting?

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