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French Women Whose Names End in "A" Have More Sex

Easy A: The French Women Who Have the Most Sex

A survey from the European dating site Smartdate found that a Laura, Cassandra, or Julia in France has a far more active sex life than an Anaïs, Colette, or Nicole.

While the average French woman reports 4.4 sex partners, women whose names end in "A" were more likely to have around nine. A big difference for one letter.

It all sounds trivial until you look at why. Traditional French names rarely end in "A," so those that do are usually from another language or culture, giving them an exotic allure. I still don't believe a name could make a nearly five sex-partner difference, though.


Smartdate concedes that female names ending in "A" are overrepresented on its site, which is odd for a country that underrepresents them. Maybe it should look at how many nonnatives (could be a more promiscuous population?) use Smartdate. Surely, they're more likely to turn to the Internet to meet people than those born and raised there, especially in a country so notoriously introverted.

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Venus1 Venus1 6 years
I was brought up in France. I do not believe the average of 4.4 partners. Who did they ask? Maybe they confused the question with partners after marriage? :) The whole French attitude to sex and affairs is so different to most of Europe. The key important thing is not fidelity it's privacy! People tend to shut their eyes to what others do in relationships far more in my opinion.
Wild-Magelet Wild-Magelet 6 years
Huh. As a fellow Laura, I would clearly be having a more exciting love life in France than NZ then! :D As soon as I win Lotto, I feel an extended holiday is in order!
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